Leaders, community organizers and activists held a press conference in Chicago to advocate for equal human rights and justice for African-Americans in the city.
In addition, the various groups shared their displeasure of law enforcement officials and discussed strategies to tackle the issues.
The meeting was hosted by Willie “JR” Fleming, Executive Director of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, and included community leaders in education, law enforcement, and youth advocacy. Montague Simmons, Executive Director of the Organization of Black Struggle, was also one of the speakers at the meeting and spoke on his experience while protesting in Ferguson and St. Louis.
Following the meeting, the group marched to Chicago Police Headquarters while chanting “No Justice, No Peace” in hopes of bringing attention to the growing issue and division of law enforcement and the African-American community.
Check out the videos below to listen in on the discussion and watch the full discussion here:
Videos by Chan C. Smith