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BLACK LIVES MATTER VIDEO FEATURING KEVON CARTER

Inspired by the various incidents of African Americans falling victim police abuse of power, Kevon Carter, a Music Director at Trinity UCC, wrote and performed this song in March, 2015. Incredibly moving and well received by the congregation, Pastor Moss asked the media team at Trinity UCC to create a music video. This is the result.

GET HOME SAFELY: 10 RULES OF SURVIVAL.

On December 14, 2014, shortly after Michael Brown’s death, Trinity United Church of Christ held safety forums with a variety of law professionals for our youth and their parents, and we dedicated our bulletin to educating our congregation on safety measures to use in their interactions with police. An important infographic, “10 Rules of Survival If Stopped By the Police,” developed by David Miller (founder of the Dare to be King Project) was shared, and, in partnership with CTS, WFYI, Trinity UCC, and SALT, those rules were used to create a short film, “Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival,” to bring this critical information to an even wider audience and help keep our children safe.

GLORY VIDEO - "NOW AND THEN"

Juxtaposing then and now. One day, when the glory comes It will be ours, it will be ours Oh, one day, when the war is won.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE STOPPED BY THE POLICE [TRINITY UCC FORUM]

A FORUM HELD AT TRINITY UCC IN DECEMBER 2014

There are cautionary procedures you can take to help assure your safety if you encournter the police. This forum provided insight from a variety of law enforcement professions: Police Officers, Prosecuting Attorneys, Defense Attorneys, Judges and Probation Officers.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER TRINITY CHICAGO PROTEST

Trinity United Church of Christ took matters into their own hands to march in light of the police brutality that is trending media.
What to Expect

What To Expect . . . Forum Training Materials

What to Expect When a Loved One is Arrested is a project with a long gestation period. About 8 years passed from the initial idea, to the final creation. It our goal to have community forums through out Chicagoland, and beyond, so that people will handle a loved one being arrested as efficiently as possible, and bring their cases to the most positive conclusion possible.   Click Here or on the image to download a printable PDF.

You can also Click Here to access a flipbook to view this document online.

Click Here to download the training presentation.

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The purpose of this website, and the various tools located here, is to provide an opportunity for small community conversations – around the kitchen table, in the family room, or on the porch – so that adults, and the young people they love, can share critical information that can save lives. Our prayer is that this will reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries through better preparation of our youth in their interactions with police officers, while also assuring they take full advantage of their legal rights.

We encourage you to share your experiences using these tools with us so that we can post additional, real world, information on our various communications platforms, and perhaps use them in updates and revisions to our various documents.

The combination of Social Media and an awakening national justice movement, in large part catalyzed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has brought new awareness to the issue of abuse of force and police shootings. As a result, protests and demonstrations are taking place around the country, and even the world. While Trinity UCC is working with churches and other institutions on systemic solutions to the problems, it is incumbent for us to also educate our youth and young adults on survival skills in dealing with the current environment.

The killing of civilians by organizations sworn to serve and protect has been a part of the American landscape since the earliest organized police departments. Many were accidental, and unfortunately, some were purposeful. Many reasons are given for these shootings, beatings, and chokings, but they present a pattern – “they were running away,” “he reached for my gun,” “she was reaching for a weapon,” “he ran at me in a threatening way” . . .

The combination of Social Media and an awakening national justice movement, in large part catalyzed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has brought new awareness to the issue of abuse of force and police shootings. As a result, protests and demonstrations are taking place around the country, and even the world. While Trinity UCC is working with churches and other institutions on systemic solutions to the problems, it is incumbent for us to also educate our youth and young adults on survival skills in dealing with the current environment.

" African American youth are under attack - by an indifferent education system, an inadequate health and mental health system, and a criminal injustice system. We must do everything we can to save this generation. "
Rev. Attorney Aaron McLeod

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