This May we mark the 6 year anniversary of the passage of the historic Reparations Ordinance, but the City has yet to fulfill their promise to survivors of realizing the memorial.
The CTJM collective is currently working towards building the permanent, public memorial that will honor the resiliency of Burge torture survivors, commemorate the struggle for justice and for reparations for the survivors, and serve as a site for community building, healing, and struggle. We expect the city of Chicago to contribute funds to the memorial as it promised with the 2015 reparations ordinance, and as part of its obligation to those who were tortured. However, we also anticipate the need for additional support from our communities. Your contribution as a Social Justice Pollinator will go directly towards the construction of the memorial!
When you buy a t-shirt or print, your funds will support both the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial and Chicago Torture Justice Center!