This discussion series, organized by SSA Professor and Pozen Center Faculty Board Member Yanilda González, centers the voices and experiences of Chicago activists that have been directly affected by and are organizing against state violence and mass incarceration. Join activists, community members, and students for conversations about justice, trauma, and resistance.
Justice Delayed: Organizing Against Police Torture and Mass Incarceration
In 2015, Chicago became the first city in the country to pass a reparations ordinance for survivors of police torture, after a years-long struggle by survivors and the families and advocates of those who were brutalized by Chicago Police officers and incarcerated for decades on the basis of confessions extracted through torture. Join survivor-activists as they discuss the ongoing struggle to fully implement the reparations package, fight for survivors who are still incarcerated, and hold the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission accountable.
All panelists are activists and survivors of police torture:
Moderated by Alice Kim (Director of Practice at the Human Rights Lab, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights)
Sponsored by the Human Rights Lab and Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, the UChicago School of Social Service Administration, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Chicago Studies Program.