Realizing and Implementing Strategies to End Police Violence (RISE)

RISE Community Meetings  
Second Saturday of each month  | 10AM-Noon

RISE meetings are open to anyone who has been impacted by police violence, directly or indirectly. These meetings create a community space to build, learn and work together towards a collective vision of justice.

Our January meeting will focus on the public memorial to the police torture survivors which is a core component of the Reparations Ordinance. Chicago artists Patricia Nguyen and architectural designer John Lee have been selected by CTJM jury members based on the design they presented at ‘Still Here: Torture, Resiliency and the Art of Memorializing’, a public exhibition hosted by Arts & Public Life in Washington Park. The exhibition served to bring further awareness to the struggle for justice for the over 125 Black and Latinx men, women and youth systematically tortured by former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and the men under his command at Chicago Police Headquarters from  1972 to 1991.

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The Chicago Torture Justice Center seeks to address the traumas of police violence and institutionalized racism through access to healing and wellness services, trauma-informed resources, and community connection. The Center is a part of and supports a movement to end all forms of police violence.

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