FOR ADVISORY PURPOSES
May 20, 2015
THURSDAY: Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) Chicago Rally to End Police Violence against Black Women and Girls.
Who: Members of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) Chicago Chapter
When: Thursday, May 21st at 7:30 PM Central
Where: Chicago Police Department Headquarters
3510 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653
What: Rally to demand the Chicago Police Board fire Detective Dante Servin with no pension, provide data on police sexual assaults, and advocate for an independent publicly elected civilian police accountability council.
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CHICAGO – On Thursday, May 21, The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) Chicago Chapter will join the National Day of Action for Black Women and Girls. In coordination with Black Lives Matter and Ferguson Action, BYP100 will lead a public rally outside of Chicago Police Department Headquarters to demand an end to police violence against all Black women and girls and to fire Detective Dante Servin; the CPD officer who was dismissed of all charges for murdering Rekia Boyd.
Black women and girls are victims of police violence, but their stories are less highlighted in comparison to Black men that have been victimized by police violence. BYP100 demands that justice is sought for all Black women and girls that are victims of physical, sexual, and structural violence by the police. In 2014, the Black Women’s Blueprint and Women’s All Point Bulletin to the Committee Against Torture reported that rape and sexual violence is the second most prevalent form of police violence. The report also cited an increase in the over-policing of Black women and that Black women are being incarcerated 6 times more than their White counterparts.
BYP100 will rally and address the police board directly to demand that a publicly elected civilian police accountability council is created completely independent from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Detective Servin is fired from CPD without pension, and data be provided on police sexual assaults.
[Local spokespersons available for additional comment. Contact Janae Bonsu at 917-439-1876 to coordinate.]
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens. We are an organization affiliated with the Black Youth Project.
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