Podcast: Black Lives Matter

On this episode of the Midwest Socialist Podcast, Akele and Sarah talk to Black Lives Matter activist Maria Hernandez and Dorothy Holmes, whose son Ronald “Ronnieman” Johnson was killed by a Chicago police officer. We discuss the Justice for Ronnieman campaign, the NoCopAcademy campaign and other Black Lives Matter efforts across the city.

To support the First Annual RonnieMan Back to School Supply Drive, donate school supplies to the following drop off locations:

1. Southside Together Organizing for Power – STOP.
602 E 61st St, Chicago, IL 60637
Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM

2. American Friends Service Committee–Chicago
637 S. Dearborn 3rd Floor
Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM

3. Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Saturday 10AM–7PM; Sunday 11AM–6PM;
Mon-Tues 11AM–7PM; Wed-Fri 11AM–9PM

4. Healing Village: Healing as a Radical Act of Resistance
63rd & Woodlawn

You can also contribute by purchasing items from the Amazon wish-list: bit.ly/RonnieMan

The drive will culminate in a Back-to-School party in Washington Park, AKA RonnieMan Park, on 53rd & King Drive on August 26th.