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"Resisting police violence: Black mothers’ struggle for justice in Chicago and beyond"

Ronald “RonnieMan” Johnson was killed by a Chicago police officer on October 12, 2014. Since then, his mother Dorothy Holmes has been fighting for justice and organizing with other mothers in Chicago, as well as nationally and internationally. On the 5-year anniversary of her son’s death, join Dorothy and mothers of victims of police violence from around the country as they gather to share their experiences and strategies of resistance in Chicago and beyond, in memory of RonnieMan and other young people lost to state violence.

Dorothy Holmes, mother of Ronald "RonnieMan" Johnson, in conversation with activist-moms from around the country:
Chantal Brooks (Chicago) | Regina Carthan, (Iowa) | Alicia Kirkland (Ohio) | Lisa Simpson (California) | Tamika Lott (California)

Moderator: Ailsinn Pulley, BLM Chicago & Chicago Torture Justice Center

Sponsors: School of Social Service Administration, Human Rights Lab/Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Chicago Studies Program.