Support Chicago Youth Delegation to the UN
Next We Charge Genocide Trainings:
Nov 19th – KYR and Cop Watch Training at Center on Halsted
Nov 22nd – KYR and Cop Watch Training at Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair
To Organize. To Transform. To End Police Violence.
We Charge Genocide is a grassroots, inter-generational effort to center the voices and experiences of the young people most targeted by police violence in Chicago. The initiative is entirely volunteer-run. We are Chicago residents concerned that the epidemic of police violence continues uninterrupted in our city.
There are two events in Chicago that WCG is supporting and encouraging people to attend.
Press Release: We Charge Genocide Holds Historic Protest Inside the United Nations During UNCAT Review of US Torture
Geneva, Switzerland 11/14 -- Chicago youth organizers presented a report this week to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) in Geneva, Switzerland. Questions they wrote on police violence in Chicago were asked by the committee to U.S. representatives. During the U.S. response, We Charge Genocide delegates staged a historic protest, standing with their fists in the air for over a half hour
We wanted to hear what the US had to say in response to the questions of the delegation but it turned out they had nothing to say about police brutality, law enforcement or any of the issues we brought up. Instead they talked about the values of the United States and the good policies- but our questions were about "what does it look like when this system is broken and when these policies are broken?" When we we heard the representatives of the US government say tasers aren't lethal, that was the point when we knew we had to stand up.
Today when U.S. representatives responded to the United Nations Committee Against Torture’s questions, the eight We Charge Genocide delegates made eye contact with one another and all knew it was the moment for us to stand.