After 40+ years of organizing, the historic Reparations legislation was passed in 2015. Over the last 5+ years, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CJTM) has been working to implement the Reparations legislation, which has included the distribution of financial compensation to 57 Burge torture survivors, the creation of a history curriculum taught in Chicago Public Schools, and the establishment of Chicago Torture Justice Center to provide direct services to people impacted by police violence.

A key component of the Reparations legislation that has yet to be fulfilled is the permanent public memorial. We have been working along survivors over the last several years to select a design and location and figure out logistics for the memorial. What we still need is: 1) an agreement in writing from the Lori Lightfoot's administration to work with us on implentation, and 2) funds to construct the memorial.


( Made with Carrd )