Hull-House’s current exhibition “True Peace: the Presence of Justice,” featuring activist-artists Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji, elevates the past ten years of activism in Chicago led by black women and BIPOC queer activists. It includes the extremely important prison abolition work and many campaigns against police brutality in Chicago initiated by local activist communities. In her 1908 article, “The Chicago Settlements and Social Unrest,” Jane Addams spoke out against the unjust treatment of immigrants by American police. The Hull-House Settlement is rooted in a legacy of public dialogue and exchange, the right to protest and the right to secure safety and well-being for immigrants and Chicago’s most marginalized communities. We stand in solidarity with Solidarity Street’s right to ensure protection and wellness for their communities.
Please consider supporting the students and organizers of Solidarity Street who are working to end university contracts with the Chicago Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police. Their demands include that their schools refuse to work with ICE, reinvest in mental health and healthcare resources for students in the community, and lower tuition and housing costs. Please join them for their future event: