:Welcome Home Rally for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Not a Series  Welcome Home Rally for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture  Angela Davis - Keynote, MCs- Frank Chapman, Jazmine Salas 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
WZRD Chicago  Events and Speeches  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Program to welcome home people convicted and imprisoned - some sentenced to death - as a result of the systemic use of torture by the Chicago Police Department to obtain confessions.

Torture and framing of Black and Latino youth by corrupt and criminal cops took place over a 40 year period and still continues, tainting the entire department as perpetrators are protected by the Fraternal Order of the Police,
and a code of silence rarely broken. Chicago's
merchant and money elites prop up the dismal
politicians who have refused exercise their power to change the too long existing order.

This program celebrates 45 years of Unity, Organization and Struggle in the fight for justice, human rights and an end to the impunity that has existed under the corrupt political power structure that Chicago suffers..

Survivors of police torture, cultural performers, a little history on how the United Nations was brought to bare when the racist Mayor and States Attorney refused to prosecute criminal cops , and an acknowledgement of the unique women, the founding members of the Alliance, precede the key note by Angela Davis.

Speakers and Cultural Workers:
Gregory Banks- torture survivor
Ester Hernandez- mother Jaun and Rosendo
Armanda Shackelford- mother of Gerald Reed
Barki the Raper for CPAC
Hatem Abudayyeh, Palestinian Community Action Network
Aislinn Pulley- Black Lives Matter Chicago
Stan Willis- NCBL lawyer who crafted legislation creating the
Illinois Torture Commission
Julis and Jayla- poets
Maya Arcilla- Anakbayan Chicago
Kopano Muhammed- singer
Barbra Ransby- Professor UIC, writer, co-chair R3 Coalition
Michael Brunson- Recording Secretary,Chicago Teachers
Vicky Casanova Willis- Human Rights Network, Trinity Justice
Watch Team
Angela Davis- introduced by Mildred Williamson

Angela Davis, Barbra Ransby, Aislinn Pulley, Hatem Abudayyeh 
Notes: Credits:
When The National Alliance was founded in 1973, 41 years ago, our nation was confronted
with a new era of racist and political repression.

In the decade leading up to our founding convention in Chicago in 1973 all the various strands of peoples' movement had come under attack. We were founded at a time when, coming hot on the heels of the Civil Rights Revolution, our movement was beleaguered but unbowed by the so-called white backlash and covert, clandestine government repression. The constitutionally guaranteed right of people to organize and protest was being undermined. We were born in a crucible of struggle when a dark cloud, like an ominous warning of an oncoming storm, hung low on the horizon and the dusk of twilight was followed by a long night of racist and political repression. First there was a whole train of assassinations of civil rights workers in Alabama and Mississippi; then the murders of leaders and workers such as Viola Liuzo, Medgar Evers, Minister Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King., quickly followed by the blatant murders of Bunchy Carter, Fred hampton and other members of the Black Panther Party. Today we know that these vicious attacks on our movements were more than not the work of local police, state sovereignty commissions and the FBI.
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR)
contact: Frank Chapman 312-939-2750
Politics and Activism | Human Rights | Police Brutality | Torture | Capitalism | United States  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Trinity United Church Christ, Chicago  06-30-2018  English 
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  128Kbps mp3 (56.16MB) Mono 
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  128Kbps mp3 (52.2MB) Mono 


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