September 30, 2017 - 12 am
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
1325 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 105 Chicago IL 60605
Frank Chapman, Field Organizer
“To end racist and political repression:
To establish democratic community control of police
To end mass incarceration
To end police crimes, including murder, torture, rape, racial profiling
To assert the leading role of Black people in the struggles for justice and democracy
To fight for the unity of all exploited and oppressed people in the struggle for democracy”
PRIMARY CAUSE AREA(S) OF PROJECT: Human/Civil Rights, Economic/Occupational Justice, Community Development, Public Policy
Chatham campaign for community control of police (see below)
1) What clear, meaningful learning opportunities will be provided for the intern(s) to gain knowledge and perspectives about their own social identities as well as those from diverse populations?
The intern will work with the Field Organizer and volunteers on organizing support for community control of the police through petitioning, canvassing, meeting with student, community, religious, and Labor organizations. This project will involve duties like staffing community field office tables, attending community meetings, reaching out to high school and college youth, and some office work. Ideally, student intern organizers will lead projects in specific communities or schools with local people.
2) How will your project help interns learn the systemic and structural needs of the marginalized communities and populations that your organization targets?
“Site staff will help students to understand the history of police repression in African American and other communities by “Site staff will help students to understand the history of police repression in African American and other communities by “” Giving an oral history of the history of racist and political repression.”” Working in neighborhoods mainly on Chicago’s South and West Sides.”” Providing a literature review – “”Are Prisons Obsolete, “” by Anegla Y. Davis.”
3) What skills/tools will the intern(s) gain that will help them learn and practice working with diverse communities to change systemic and structural inequities? This can include civic/political exposure and engagement.
“The project will provide the context for assisting Black youth by:”The project will provide the context for assisting Black youth by:”” Requiring regular field experiences or at least one field experience with staff or an affiliated member organization gathering support for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council.”” Integrating direct service delivery to clients through programmatic work working with young people who are victims of police violence.”
4) What consistent duties and/or tasks are associated with the project?
“Attendance at meetings of the Stop Police Crimes Organizing Committee.
Participating in community organizing work to build support for an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Councillor.
Reaching out and meeting with community groups and leaders about the campaign for community control.”
5) Finally, please describe how the results of their project(s) will help the intern(s) understand the impact of their work within the community/population.
“The project will elucidate impact of systemic inequality by::”The project will elucidate impact of systemic inequality by::”” Providing Testimonies of victims of police violence and their families.”” Assigning Interviews with leaders/members/clients directly affected by programmatic work or social issue”
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO ORGANIZATION’S MISSION?:
Oral History with E.D., Neighborhood Tour, Literature Review, Review of Legislature, Review of Public Policy, Review of Political Climate
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO TARGET POPULATIONS?:
Field-based Projects, Direct Service Delivery, Community Group
SKILLS INTERN WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN AT PLACEMENT:
Fund Development, Public Policy Research, Public Policy Analysis, Event Planning, Social Media Communications, Community Trainings, Program Design, Program Execution, Program Evaluation, Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Community Organizing, Research, Networking
REVIEW OF SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY BY:
Review of Legislature, Review of Public Policy, Testimonials, Community Interviews
TRANSPORTATION NEAR SITE:
CTA Red Line, CTA Green Line, CTA Orange Line, CTA Bus, Metra Train, Paid Lot/Street Parking
SPECIFIC BUS/METRA INFORMATION:
Roosevelt Red, Orange, Green Line stop
OFFICE HOURS & AVAILABILITY:
Monday 8am-5pm, Monday 5pm-9pm, Tuesday 8am-5pm, Wednesday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Specific Time if different from above
Please enter specific days and times if different from days and times listed above:
Saturdays Noon to 3:00 pm; Weekdays always Noon to 5; earlier by special arrangement; Monday evenings for meeting of Organizing Committee.