‘Let Us Breathe’

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

By: Ashmar Mandou

The #LetUsBreathe Collective is a grassroots effort that aims to foster creative and cultural production to address injustices in the United States with the help of artists, journalists, and activities and on Monday, May 25th, the #LetUsBreathe Collective joined the community of North Lawndale in Douglas Park in remembering Rekia Boyd, a 22 year-old who was fatally shot by a Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin. The gathering held on Memorial Day was organized to demonstrate the lost lives, particularly in the African-American community due to police violence. Youth, who attended the memorial, built an altar to honor the men and women who have their lives in the past year. If you would like to learn more about #LetUsBreathe Collective, visit www.letusbreathecollective.com.

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