This guide is meant to serve as a jumping-off point for students and faculty to gain a better understanding of the events related to the Black Lives Matter movement, including the death of unarmed black Americans by police and the subsequent protests.
"Black Lives Matter Chicago is an intersectional vehicle that values Black people and our right to self-determination. We fight for justice with families most impacted, while working to create just and equitable systems."
A non-profit organization based in Chicago that aims to prevent gun violence in the city by developing relationships and providing a presence within the community to defuse potential violence before it happens rather than by relying on police to intervene or respond. Founded in 2016 by Arne Duncan, a former U.S. Secretary of Education and CEO of Chicago Public Schools, and Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder and president of Emerson Collective.
Through community organizing, mobilizing, training, and action, SURJ Chicago empowers people to participate in a multiracial coalition organizing people to show up for racial justice in solidarity with those most affected.
In Chicago, lenders have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all the black neighborhoods combined. Call it modern-day redlining.
By Linda Lutton, WBEZ; Andrew Fan, City Bureau; Alden Loury, WBEZ
Published June 3, 2020
Housing Segregation and Redlining in America: A Short History