It’s a New Day: The Struggle Continues

Fundraiser Benefitting Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Foundation and Chicago Torture Justice Center

Join Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Foundation and Chicago Torture Justice Center for a joint fundraiser. The beautiful struggle for a world without racist state violence and for reparations and healing services for survivors, their families, and communities is more urgent than ever. While major shifts in Chicago’s political landscape have created new possibilities for change, the demands on our movement have never been greater.

Please help us create a new day for Chicago’s survivors of police violence and support our continuing struggle to memorialize survivors’ strength and courage, as well as the history of the movement for reparations. Join us for our First Annual Gala to benefit the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Foundation and the Chicago Torture Justice Center

Join long-time and new supporters of the fight for reparations and the continued work of the CTJC and CTJMF. We will celebrate our wins, raise much needed funds, connect with our co-strugglers, dance to the tunes of DJ Shawn Whirl, and enjoy a cocktail hour with drinks and small bites. We will also screen a short film by our supporter Laurence Ralph titled “The Torture Letters.” Our Featured performer will be Tasha with a special guest appearance from Jamila Woods. 

Honorees include Teresa Prim, Eric Williams, Frank Chapman, and Mothers of the Movement for Reparations.  


Where: Lacuna Lofts, 2150 S Canalport Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

When: November 8, 7:00-10:00 pm

Accessibility: Lacuna Lofts is a wheelchair accessible space. Spacious elevators are available to take everyone to the 5th floor event space. Ramps are available at the Canalport and North entrances.

Parking: free street parking is ample in the area. There is also a paid lot on site. Parking is $12 per day or $3 per hour. Lacuna Lofts is a two-minute walk from the Cermak and Morgan CTA bus stop as well. 


General Admission: $150
Student/Non-Profit: $50


CTJMF and CTJC would like to thank our sponsors and donors for the November 8 Fundraiser. Thank you for your generous support!

Laurence Ralph, Author and Film Maker

Carla Jean Mayer, CTJM Member and CTJC Board Member

Lisa Lee, CTJM Member

Sheila Bedi, CTJC Board President

Kirschner Family In Memory of Robert H. Kirschner, M.D.

Action Injury Law Group

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

People’s Law Office

Woods Fund Chicago

Loevy and Loevy Civil Rights Law Firm

Modern Ancient Brown Foundation

Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge: Chicago Litigation Law Attorneys

Bonjean Law Group PLLC

Revolution Brewing

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