About a thousand people participated in Chicago Spring actions on Saturday, April 7, starting in neighborhoods throughout Chicago in the morning, and converging for teach-ins, training, and networking in Grant Park in the afternoon, followed by a meal and GA at "The Horse" at Michigan and Congress in the evening.
Occupy the Southside held a program in the morning as part of its "Stop the American Genocide (STAG) campaign. It showed a film about the Rwanda genocide, and then held a discussion about mass incarceration, the New Jim Crow, and the genocide facing people of color in America today.
Occupy El Barrio held a rally at the Metropolitan Corrections Center (MCC) against ICE detention and other forms of mass incarceration. The marches from the other neighborhoods converged with them at the MCC, and then they marched on to Grant Park together.
Members of Occupy 4 Prisoners held a teach-in on mass incarceration in Grant Park.
Be sure to join us for the Chicago April 19 rally on the National Day of Action to STOP! Mass Incarceration!
Photos of Occupy the SouthSide and MCC: FJJ