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NoCopAcademy Campaign continues to build in Chicago

Young people with the #NoCopAcademy campaign pose for a photo at an art party in January 2018. Photo: Kiran Misra / AFSC

Since the launch of the #NoCopAcademy campaign in September of 2017, AFSC Chicago has been supporting the youth leaders and city-wide coalition that has coalesced to demand more resources for young people, and divestment from policing.  

Read this latest piece co-authored by AFSC Staff Organizer, Debbie Southorn, along with Erin Glasco of #NoCopAcademy revealing the truth behind the claims coming from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office regarding the cop academy, recently uncovered via Freedom of Information Act Requests.  

Chicago’s Youth Push Back Against Mayor’s Proposed “Cop Academy,” Demand More Investment in Communities” Truthout 2.22.18

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