BYP100 Chicago Inspired by Black joy

BYP100 Chicago Chapter

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 chicago.chapter@byp100.org

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TIMELINE

2013
BYP100 is born.

2014
#TakeBlackChi
#BlackHolidaze
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.

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2015
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
IACP
Shut down IPRA
#SayHerName
FF15
#Chi2Baltimore
1st Reclaim MLK action

 

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2016
#FreedomNow
#BluestLie
#ByeAnita
#ReclaimMLK at FOP credit union

2017
Expanded Sanctuary campaign
Joined the R3 Coalition
BLLI
FOP
#HonorHerLabor

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