Black Lives Matter

Posted on December 4

Chicago Women's Health Center (CWHC) joins our community in distress, anger, and sadness in the wake of the failures of multiple grand juries to indict police officers for the killing of black youth. On November 24th, a grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri. On December 3rd, a grand jury failed to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 17th killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in Staten Island, New York.

We recognize that the systematic disregard for the health, humanity, and life of communities of color is a lived reality for many. CWHC joins organizations and movements across the country today, and everyday, that call for accountability to the abuse of power, and the reconstruction of systems that perpetuate racist oppression.

To learn how you can contribute to Chicago-based and national efforts calling for racial and social justice, we recommend looking to We Charge Genocide, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100), Project NIA, and Chicago Freedom School.