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Week of Action: Find Out if CPD Added You to The Gang Database

From November 8 through November 13, join one of the many FOIA workshops around the city to find out if your information is on the Chicago Police Department’s gang database.

[ Why is this important? ] Over 195, 000 people are listed on the Chicago Police Department’s gang database. — 95% of people in this list are Black or Latinx. Many of them are not aware that their information is on the Chicago Gang Database.

The Office of the Inspector General has called the gang database “incomplete and contradictory.” For years advocates have also pointed the system lacks transparency and accountability. Yet CPD continues to share people’s information with 500 other external agencies and federal law enforcement –which can affect housing, employment, parole, and immigration rulings.

[Check out a FOIA Clinic Near You]

HANA Center
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Schedule: Social at 4:30 pm
Workshop at 5:00 pm
Location: HANA Center (4300 N. California Ave, 2nd Floor)

Details: Organized by FYSH (Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity)

Enlace Chicago
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Schedule: 4:00 pm
Location: Enlace Chicago Office (2329 S. Troy Ave)

BYP100
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Schedule: 3:00 pm
Location: BYP100 Office (239 E. 51st)

Latino Union
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Schedule: Workshop at 6:00 pm
Location: Latino Union (4811 N. Central Park Ave)

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Schedule: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Centro De Trabajadores (10638 S. Ewing Ave)

OCAD
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Schedule: Workshop at 6:00pm
Location: Second Federal Bank (2523 S. Pulaski Rd.)

UIC Policing in Chicago Research Group
Date: Monday November 18, 2019
Schedule: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: UIC Arab American Cultural Center
(701 S. Morgan St. – 111 Stevenson Hall)
Details: Organized in coordination with #StopCVE and #CIAOffCampus

AAAJ & JCUA
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Schedule: Workshop at 6:30pm
Location: SketchPad (4700 N. Ravenswood Ave)

November 08 2019

Details

Start: November 8 @ 4:30 PM
End: November 19 @ 6:00 PM
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Organizers

Erase the Database
Email:
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JCUA – Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Phone: 312.663.0960
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Latino Union of Chicago
Organized Communities Against Deportations
Email:
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HANA Center
Phone: (773) 583-5501
Email:
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