LUNCH WILL BE SERVED TO ALL WHO PRE-REGISTER.
THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT CHICAGO RESIDENTS EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO THE POLICE, AND GENERATE IDEAS ABOUT ALTERNATIVE RESPONSES TO ENSURING COMMUNITY SAFETY.
In the past several months a surge of activism has emerged from the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Every day in communities across the Chicago metropolitan area, individuals call the police expecting assistance. By hearing from you about your experiences with the police, we hope to generate ideas about policy changes and alternative responses for ensuring community safety.
We will use the results from this forum to create a report to be disseminated to community stakeholders and groups in order to inform organizers and foundations to help facilitate intermediate steps toward policy changes and better service and support from Chicago Police Department in minority communities. We also will together create a foundation for a citizen led citywide coalition for community justice.