Our memorial for people of color killed by police forces across the nation continues to grow as the public and members of the P.O. Box Collective contribute to it. For a full account of this project, see the previous post.
A number of news organizations have featured the memorial. We are particularly grateful to Jalyn Henderson for her report on the project for Chicago’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Memorial to Black lives lost to police brutality welcomes public participation.
We are also grateful to Zack Miller of the Loyola Phoenix for his in-depth reporting on the memorial and the crisis in policing that occasions it:
‘Neighborhood Memorial for Victims of Police Violence’ Continues to Grow More Than a Month After its Creation.
Writing for Block Club Chicago, Joe Ward also profiles the growing memorial:
Memorial For Victims Of Police Violence Takes Over Rogers Park Viaduct.
Everyone is invited to participate in the memorial. Posters proclaiming BLACK LIVES MATTER are available for free at the site. We continue to add names to the viaduct every Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please join us.
IN OTHER NEWS
One of my genre-bending poems is featured this week on The Five-Two:
Raymond Chandler meets John Ashbery in the context of a Hardy Boys novel.