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We Charge Genocide

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Published on Sep 14, 2014

wechargegenocide.org | @chicopwatch | #chicopwatch
Donations: https://www.youcaring.com/WeChargeGen...

Words by Mariame Kaba: http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2...

Transcript:
"We are always unsafe living in our skin in this country. It’s a permanent condition. Our people are stopped, we are frisked, we are criminalized, we are targeted, we are invaded, we are jailed and we are killed. The machine grinds on and we struggle to identify one culprit but there isn’t just one. So many of us are afraid to speak the word. We are afraid to lay claim to it. It’s too awful to believe. No. It sounds too conspiratorial, too pessimistic, too alienating, too (something)… Yet there it is, at the forefront of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. When we are feeling brave and safe among those we love & trust we sometimes whisper the words: genocide…genocide… GENOCIDE.

We charge genocide and we need your help. This November, we will present a report to the United Nations on Chicago police violence against youth of Color. We need to raise $15,000 so that we can send 6 young people to Geneva Switzerland. Help us get there."

Performed by Ric Wilson, Malcolm London, Page May
Voiceover by Monica Trinidad
Filmed and Edited by Page May and Debbie Southorn
Appreciation to Todd St. Hill
Music by Ant the Symbol - "The Quiet Ones"

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