National Forum on Police Crimes: Breakout Sessions

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National Forum on Police Crimes: Breakout Sessions
Descriptions and Session Leaders

 

Location: University of Chicago International House, 1414 E. 59th St.
To register: Online registration
Read the full call at: National Forum on Police Crimes/
See full  National Forum Agenda May 16- 17, 2014
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All breakout sessions take place on Friday May 16:
 1:15pm – 3.00pm
Breakout sessions – Part 1: Facilitated conversation, breakout participants and workshop presenters

3.00pm   –   Break

3.15pm- 5.00pm
Breakout sessions – Part 2: Working session making progress together building a stronger movement

Report-backs from breakouts are scheduled for Saturday May 17th, 10.00am – 11.30am

 

The National Movement to Stop Police Crimes Against the Undocumented and other Immigrants
The proposed goal of the breakout is “to encourage alliances to resist police crimes committed against people on the basis of their (actual or perceived) immigration status and to discuss how denial of legal and human rights of immigrants affects the community as a whole.”

Session Leaders:
Members of  Moratorium on Deportations Campaign

 

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The National Movement to Stop Police Crimes Against the Labor Movement and Working People
The proposed goal of the breakout is “to encourage labor activists and labor unions to work in solidarity with community groups and to encourage a broader coalition to resist police crimes committed against unemployed, undocumented, and working people, particularly those struggling for improved economic conditions and labor rights.”

Session Leader: Mike Siviwe Elliot
Bio: Mike Siviwe Elliott, a longtime labor, community and international activist, raised in Detroit, Mi and is a third generation member of the United Auto Workers (UAW). Currently Chairs several labor related groups, including,  the Union Solidarity Committee at UAW Local 551, Job Action Committee of Chicago Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and is the Labor Secretary of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

 

The National Movement to Stop Police Crimes Against the LGBTQ Community
A discussion of how the policing of sexual and gender non conformity is and has always been a tool of race based law enforcement in the U.S.. Speakers will discuss how police repression and resistance to it have always been central themes to gay life in the U.S., and how LGBTQ people of color continue to face police repression by the enforcement of quality of life police practices in Chicago and nationwide.
Speakers include: 
Joey Mogul, a partner at the People’s Law Office and a co-author of Queer (In)Justce: The Criminalizaiton of LGBT People in the United States (Beacon Press, 2011).
Owen Daniel-McCarter, collective member at the Transformative Justice Law Project (TJLP) and Staff Attorney at the TransLife Center, a project of Chicago House.
Keyshia LeMorris is a young black transgender woman from Chicago.  She works with a number of advocacy organizations doing outreach and other social service work and was co-organizer of the 2014 “Dream It, Speak It, Do It” LGBT Homeless Youth Summit.

 

WWP conferenceThe National Movement to Stop Police Crimes Against Peace and Solidarity Movements
The proposed goal of the breakout is “to build support for the rights of peace and solidarity and anti-capitalist movements and to expose and resist police crimes against them including agents provocateur, frame ups, false arrests, and imprisonment. Also, to build support for all movements to organize and protest peacefully.
                                                      Session Leaders: Joe Iosbaker and Hatem Abudayyeh

Bios: Hatem Abudayyeh and Joe Iosbaker had their homes raided by the FBI in September, 2010. They were subpoenaed to a federal grand jury investigating 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists for allegations of providing “material support” to terrorist organizations in Palestine and Colombia.

Hatem Abudayyeh is the Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a community based organization that helps empower Arab Americans and Arab immigrants across Chicagoland through organizing, advocacy, social services, youth development programming, and arts and culture. He also sits on the National Coordinating Committee of the United States Palestine Community Network (USPCN). Abudayyeh writes and speaks on issues related to the Arab community in Chicagoland and the U.S., as well as foreign policy as it regards Palestine and the Hatem Abudayyeh and Joe Iosbaker had their homes raided by the FBI in September, 2010. They were subpoenaed to a federal grand jury investigating 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists for allegations of providing “material support” to terrorist organizations in Palestine and Colombia.

Hatem Abudayyeh is the Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a community based organization that helps empower Arab Americans and Arab immigrants across Chicagoland through organizing, advocacy, social services, youth development programming, and arts and culture. He also sits on the National Coordinating Committee of the United States Palestine Community Network (USPCN). Abudayyeh writes and speaks on issues related to the Arab community in Chicagoland and the U.S., as well as foreign policy as it regards Palestine and the Arab World.

Joe Iosbaker is a 25 year civil service employee at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is a member of Service Employees International Union Local 73, is on the executive board of the union, and chairs the joint committee of bargaining units for clerical, service, and technical workers. Iosbaker also is active in the anti-war movement, serving as one of the two national coordinators of the march on the NATO summit in Chicago in 2012. After the NATO march, he helped found the Anti-War Committee – Chicago, and is on the administrative committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition.

 

noel2The National Movement to Stop Police Crimes Against Women
The goal of this breakout session is to discuss Civilian Police Accountability Councils’ legislation and its impact on a strategy to build a strong coalition to eradicate police violence against women including rape, battery, murder and other human rights violations.
Session Leader: Crista Noel

 

 


kevin picThe National Movement to End Police Crimes based on Institutionalized Racism

The proposed goal of the breakout is “to encourage broad coalitions to address police crimes targeted against black and Latino youth under the false premise of ‘securing and protecting the community’.”

 

Session Leader: Kevin Tyson
Bio: – Member Youth Committee to Free Angela Davis
– Founding member of National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
– Former tenant and community organizer in Flatbush, Brooklyn
– Member of the Justice Watch Team of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

 

hayden2Police Crimes in a Prison Nation
The proposed goal of the breakout is “to explore the inextricable link between police crimes and the prison industrial complex, which starts with school to prison pipeline and to find ways in which the movement to stop police crimes can augment the movement against mass incarceration.”
Session Leader: Jazz Hayden

 

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