Update from STOP Re: Division in FLY

[ May 23, 2016 | 0 comments ]
May 23, 2016
Dear STOP members, supporters, allies and broader community,

It is with a heavy heart that we write this letter to inform you that a division has occurred in Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY). We are writing to give context to what happened and so that everyone understands that while this is painful, it is also an opportunity for us, and youth organizing across the City and Nation, to grow stronger. A small group of FLY members have unilaterally decided to take the name FLY and separate themselves from STOP. These individuals no longer have any affiliation with STOP or STOP’s youth program FLY. STOP will re-found our youth program with a new name.

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Trauma Center Won! (for real this time)

[ December 17, 2015 | 1 comments ]

TRAUMA CENTER WON! (for real this time)

The University of Chicago has made an about face, and conceded to the demand and over 5 year campaign of black youth from FLY and allies: they will open a trauma center at the University of Chicago Hospital. This victory is possible because of our supporters and because of the longterm investment we have made to develop the leadership of black youth. We are winning.

See the statement from the Trauma Care Coalition below:

In this moment, the whole world is watching Chicago and its history and practice of institutional racism. The decision by President Robert Zimmer and Dean Kenneth Polonksy of the University of Chicago to listen to the community and concede to the demand to open a Level I Adult Trauma Center and save black lives shows that young black people can absolutely impact policy and influence political change for the betterment of the black community. To see the way that young black people have been able to move things from the fight for police torture reparations, to the Dyett hunger strike, to the fight against CPD police brutality, to be a part of this has been an amazing thing. This is something you don’t expect to see in a lifetime.
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Mental Health Caucus Part 2

[ June 17, 2015 | 0 comments ]
Mental Health Caucus Part 2: Consumers, advocates and supporters: We need all of you to come! Share your needs to help plan our future for the CDPH mental health clinics!
Saturday June 20, 1-4pm at First Unitarian Church 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

What are your needs? Would a clinic in your community help? What services do you need to help you heal: social worker, nurse, drug assistance, housing, etc.

Join the facebook event to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/part2

This is a follow up to the Mental Health Caucus Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/part1.
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