This year has been momentous for STOP! After 5 years of struggle we've finally won a Trauma Center at the University of Chicago!
"I joined this organization back in 2010, it exposed me to institutional racism and how it affects the black community. This win goes to show the power that young black people have when we work together."
-Tweak Harris (pictured above)
Now we need YOU! Our fiscal year is almost over and we are $4000 short of our fundraising goal. Please donate today.
Your donation will help youth and community have a voice in planning the trauma center and advocate for the trauma center to have violence prevention programs!
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. Read the full story »
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.