This short film is part of Injustice Watch’s Essential Work project, a first-person storytelling series by young Black Chicago activists.
Injustice Watch has relaunched its Essential Work project about young Black Chicago activists. In this essay, an organizer known as Naira reflects on the summer uprisings and pushes back on the dehumanization of Black radicals and protesters, from Assata Shakur to today’s Black youth.
“We are the revolution. It is in our bodies. It is in our bones. It is in our art. It is in the way that we speak.”
Let Us Breath organizer Kaleb Autman, 18, reflects on his awakening as a West Side activist and how he’s responding to the needs of his community.
Two youth organizers with GoodKids MadCity share what activism has taught them, how it has affected them, and how they want to transform Chicago.
GoodKids MadCity youth organizers China Smith and Miracle Boyd reflect on their experiences amid the pandemic and the growing movement against racial injustice, part of our ‘Essential Work’ series.