Friday, July 6 - End Gun Violence Action / Alternatives to Calling the Police

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: TOMORROW - Shut Down the Dan Ryan to Combat Gun Violence

The country has seen what is happening on the south and west sides of Chicago, and now it's time for action. Father Pfleger, The Faith Community of Saint SabinaChicago StrongGather Activism, and March for Our Lives Chicago are organizing a direct action to disrupt the flow of traffic Saturday, July 7 to show how serious we are about ending gun violence.

Marchers are calling for: resources for Chicago communities, national common sense gun laws, jobs, excellent schools, and economic development

9 a.m. – gather at St. Sabina (78th & Racine)
9:30 a.m. – leave for 79th & State (Transportation will be provided. People can also meet at the March site)|
10 a.m. – march onto the Dan Ryan (northbound)

The march will end at 67th & the Dan Ryan exit ramp where buses/cars will be there to transport people back to St. Sabina.

Bring your banners and please wear your organizational gear, if you have an affiliation.

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Action via Gather Activism


Action 2: Alternatives to Calling the Police Workshop 7/14

Alternatives To Calling Police During Mental Health Crises is a community-based movement to train people in de-escalation techniques and protect community members with mental illness from police violence and the criminal justice system.

The workshop intends to ask and discuss questions:

  • How do marginalized identities intersect during mental health crises and how does this affect treatment by police?

  • What are the ways to support people in mental health crises?

  • How can we take care of ourselves and others?

  • How can we create a community of support?

This workshop helps people imagine what a world without police can look like: a world where widespread over-policing and mass incarceration are replaced with crisis intervention, community response teams, and restorative justice.

When: Saturday, July 14 from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Axis Lab (1120 W. Argyle St.)
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Action via ACPDMHC and Axis Lab
Sponsored by: Propeller Fund and Crossroads Fund.

Daily Actions Editor