In recognition of the 1 year anniversary of Laquan MacDonald’s murder by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke, this event aims to gather grassroots activists, allies, and concerned peoples to dialogue, share strategies, and uplift the national discourse around police brutality, racism, politically-motivated repression, as well as link these to the impacts of US foreign policy and militarism abroad.
About the Speaker:
Frank Chapman is the field organizer and educational director of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, founded in 1973. At 19, Frank Chapman was wrongfully convicted of first degree murder and armed robbery and confined to a Missouri prison. Chapman said he was beaten by police and put in an isolation cell until he “confessed” to the crime. Fourteen years later, he was freed with support from some of the same people who helped free Angela Davis.
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Established in 2001, the International League of Peoples Struggle is a global formation of people’s organizations and movements that strives to realize the unity, cooperation, and coordination of anti-imperialist and democratic struggles around the world. With over 350 member organizations spanning 40 countries, the ILPS is the largest formation of its kind. The US Chapter of ILPS was established in May 2012, during the massive protests against the G-8 meeting in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.ilps.info.