Last week, a call was put out to the Asian-American community and others to come out against police brutality. The message read,
Join us in front of the mayor’s office as we ask for justice for Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek and call attention to the structural racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in Chicago Police Department. We will also deliver a UPS box plastered with stories and photos of our immigrant communities.
We are outraged by the actions of our local law enforcement and ask the Mayor of Chicago to take action for more accountability for those involved!
On Thursday May 29th CAIR-Chicago staff and interns joined with community leaders and organizers at Asian Americans Come Out Against Police Brutality. The press conference and rally took place in front of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s office at 121 N. LaSalle. Speakers included immigration attorney Nebula Li, community organizer Kristina Tendilla, criminal defense attorney Mark A. Javier and Sarah Macaraeg, Co-Chair National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Chicago Chapter.
To see photos from the event on flick click here
For the facebook album of photos click here
Media from the press conference: