HAPPENING NOW: Organizers from Assata’s Daughters, Black Lives Matter Chicago, and the fierce femmes of F.L.Y. are shutting down the intersection at Jackson and Lake Shore Drive, disrupting the NFL Draft Town.
Yesterday, 300 community members were laid off from Chicago State University due to lack of full funding for the university. Meanwhile, Dante Servin remains employed by the Chicago Police Department 4 years after murdering 22-year old Black woman Rekia Boyd.
Decision makers at the local and state levels have made it clear where their financial priorities lie. We continue to receive cuts to the institutions that keep Black women safe–institutions that continue to be replaced by terrorist cops that brutalize and murder Black women without penalty.
Dante Servin murdered Rekia Boyd because he felt he could. Lawmakers refuse to give CSU the funding it needs because they feel there will be no repercussions.
Our continued resistance serves as the penalty for destroying Black Lives. There will be no uninterrupted NFL Draft Town when Black women die without justice. There will be no silence while Mayor Emanuel and the city council are cutting a $302,000 deal for an event worth $3.2 million at the same time that we cannot afford to fund Black education.
We choose to #RememberRekia by demanding that Dante Servin is fired without a pension and instead that decision makers commit full, permanent funding to Chicago State University.