BYP100 Chicago Inspired by Black joy
WHO WE ARE
We are BYP100 Chicago! Since our formation in 2013, on the heels of a verdict that found Trayvon Martin’s murder legal, we have been imagining and organizing a community where the destruction of Black folks is out of the question. Our activism is centered around a Black queer feminist political lens and shaped by a deep attentiveness to the liberation of our most marginalized people. We’re inspired by Black joy, the strength of our peers, our families, and the ripple effect of Black Liberation struggles before us. Check out a timeline of our work in the chapter. For information about our work and/or membership, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BYP100 is born.
28-hour occupation at City Hall post-Mike Brown grand jury decision.
Delegation charged CPD with genocide to UNCAT in Geneva, Switzerland.
First action – Decriminalize Black
Formally joined We Charge Genocide working group.
1st membership orientation.
Life party for Trayvon Martin and Black life.
Black Friday protest | More Than Bullets town hall meeting
Protests against cover-up of Laquan McDonald
Shut down Police Accountability Task Force
Shut down City Budget
Shut down IPRA
1st Reclaim MLK action
#ReclaimMLK at FOP credit union
Expanded Sanctuary campaign
Joined the R3 Coalition