We Charge Genocide
Organized by: Sarah- Ji
We Charge Genocide is a grassroots, intergenerational effort to center the voices and experiences of the young people most targeted by police violence in Chicago. The name "We Charge Genocide" comes from a petition filed to the United Nations in 1951, which documented 153 racial killings and other human rights abuses committed mostly by the police. We believe it is true now, as it was then, that violence is too often used by the police to silence, isolate, control, and repress low-income people and people of color in particular.
We seek to address this tradition of violence by offering a vehicle for needed organizing and social transformation through documentation of youth experiences with the Chicago Police Department, and through popular education both about police abuses of power and about youth-driven solutions and alternatives to policing.
This effort is driven by concerned community residents and volunteers. We are not a non-profit, and we have no paid staff. All that we do is made possible by donations of time, energy, and resources from our community. 100% of monetary donations go directly to efforts like printing fliers, paying for the transportation of youth leaders, and other essential components of our work.