Watching the Watchers — And Other Great Upcoming Events!

FIT1As amazing action continues to happen around the country challenging state-sanctioned violence, there are several upcoming gatherings here in Chicago that represent an unprecedented connecting of movements and radical organizations that everyone who can should come out to:

The Chicago Teachers Union is for the first time formally joining in current conversations around policing with their event Racial Profiling: From the Classroom to the Street on January 22nd. This meeting will put students, teachers and community members in conversation with one another about present shifts in our approach to policing, and how those must be understood and directly applied to school settings as well.

Secondly, Watching the Watchers, a free, all day conference organized by Project NIA and We Charge Genocide will be taking place on January 24th. The schedule features workshops on an array of strategies for actively challenging the policing system, and ends in a planning session for further direct action. Members of the Radical Faggot team will be there co-leading a workshop on queer and trans resistance of policing, so we hope to see you!

Finally, INCITE! is hosting their 4th Color of Violence conference in Chicago this March, and early registration has been extended to January 15th! Come join an amazing national gathering of Black and Brown feminists organizing against violence in all its forms.

Please check out the registration for all of these exciting events below, spread the word, and be there if you can!


Racial Profiling: From the Classroom to the Street

January 22nd, 2015

SEIU Healthcare — 2229 South Halsted Street

7pm to 9pm


Register here


Watching the Watchers: Strategies for Ending Police Violence

January 24th, 2015

Roosevelt University — 430 S. Michigan Ave, Congress Hall, 2nd Floor

9am to 5:30pm


Register here — required for attendance


Color of Violence 4

March 26th – 29th, 2015

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place — 2233 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Rester here — early registration closed after January 15th!

2 responses to “Watching the Watchers — And Other Great Upcoming Events!

  1. We, Telpochcalli Community Education Project – a community organization in Little Village, registered for the conference at Roosevelt University but were put on a waiting list. Are we going to be able to participate? I have not received any response after we registered. 708-642-8108.

    • Hey TCEP! I am not one of the organizers of the conference, but I also know that registration filled up very quickly. There is a waiting list, and I also think the organizers are striving to make the event as accessible as possible. If you can, I would recommend sending someone the morning of to see if any spots have been made available. Sorry I don’t have any better information.

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