Raising Funds on the Sidewalk in Chicago's South Shore Neighborhood

October 12, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Fundraising in South Shore Chicago

Raising funds on the sidewalk in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood for themselves and others to get on the bus to go to NYC for Rise Up October. They said "we had muffins, chips & cookies for donations. We raised $103."

In the words of one of the young women: "Why I want to go to New York. To honestly get what's really going on in the world known. I am 15 years old. I was arrested for protesting police brutality on April 14th in Chicago. Help raise funds to get me and my friends and family on the bus." This young woman got involved with protesting police brutality after Martese Johnson was viciously beaten and arrested at the University of Virginia. Martese had graduated from her high school and was a huge success story so it was a big shock to the students when they saw the picture of his bloody face on the sidewalk.


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