AAAJ-Chicago Asian American town Hall Forum on Chicago Cops' Brutality Case

Asian American Town Hall Forum
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Starts at 1:30 PM
Japanese American Service Committee
4427 N.Clark Street, Chicago
On Saturday, June 7, 2014 Asian American Advancing Justice-Chicago is co-hosting an Asian American Town Hall Forum to discuss the various issues surrounding the Jianqing Klyzek Chicago Police Department brutality case, a case that illustrates some of the harmful perceptions and treatment of Asian Americans by police and government. On July 31, 2013 Ms. Klyzek was physically struck by a Chicago police officer and threatened with deportation during a raid of Copper Tan and Spa, where she was an employee. For more details about the case check out the Chicago Sun-Times pieces that broke the story:Lawsuit: Chicago cops physically, verbally abuse woman on video

City was told about video of salon raid months ago

From a community that is perceived as being quiet and willing to take things as they are handed to us this is unacceptable and we as Asian Americans – and Chicagoans – must come together to demand more of our leaders.

We hope to see you this Saturday!

Sponsoring organizations include:
Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)
Apna Ghar
Asian American Studies Program (ASAM), University of Illinois at Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (Advancing Justice | Chicago)
Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think-Tank (ADOPT)
Chinese American Service League (CASL)
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC)
Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
Invisible 2 Invincible: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago (i2i)
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)
Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN)
Korean American Bar Association (KABA)
Korean American Community Services (KACS)
Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC)
Malaysian Club of Chicago
South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)
Contact Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 502 | Chicago | IL | 60640