Join Gallery 400 and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression for This Stops Today: Creative Expressions on Police Accountability, Anti-Violence & Community Safety.
Powerfully creative Chicago poets, dancers, vocalists, artists, community activists and family members of stolen loved ones share expressions responding to the call for establishing an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), ending community violence and building community safety.
Participants can engage in community dialogue and participate in creative solution sessions related to the problems facing our communities. Activist art activities are facilitated by Grace Needlman.
Artists and Performers include: Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, Kush Thompson, Akenya Seymour, Ayinde Cartman, Antonio Toni'Mono Monix, Sol Patches, Grace Needlman, Maila Sylla and more!
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) was founded in 1973 as a local branch of the National Alliance, which grew out of the mass movement to Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners. From its inception the CAARPR has campaigned against police crimes committed primarily against the poor and people of color. The Alliance initiated a campaign to Stop Police Crimes. The Alliance is currently organizing for passage of legislation to establish an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council that holds police officers accountable for crimes such as assault, murder, torture, and racial profiling.