Ais­linn Pul­ley is an orga­niz­er with Black Lives Mat­ter Chica­go. She was an orga­niz­er with We Charge Geno­cide, a found­ing mem­ber of Insight Arts, a cul­tur­al non-prof­it that used art for social change, and a mem­ber of the per­for­mance ensem­ble, End of the Lad­der. She is a founder of the young women’s per­for­mance ensem­ble ded­i­cat­ed to end­ing sex­u­al assault, Vis­i­bil­i­ty Now, as well as the founder and cre­ator of urban youth mag­a­zine, Under­ground Phi­los­o­phy.Frank Chap­man was wrong­ful­ly con­vict­ed of mur­der and arm rob­bery in 1961 and sen­tenced to life and fifty years in the Mis­souri State Prison. His case was tak­en up by the Nation­al Alliance Against Racist and Polit­i­cal Repres­sion (NAARPR) in 1973, and in 1976 he was released after being incar­cer­at­ed for 14 years. In 1983 he was elect­ed Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of NAARPR. He worked with Char­lene Mitchell, who pre­ced­ed him as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of NAARPR, and with Angela Y. Davis on build­ing an inter­na­tion­al cam­paign to free Rev. Ben Chavis and the Wilm­ing­ton Ten, Joann Lit­tle, Geron­i­mo Pratt, Leonard Pelti­er and oth­ers false­ly accused and polit­i­cal­ly per­se­cut­ed. He was a part of the inter­na­tion­al cam­paign to Free Nel­son Man­dela. He has been a part of lead­ing the strug­gle in Chica­go for the past five years to stop police crimes, espe­cial­ly mur­der, tor­ture, beat­ings and racial pro­fil­ing. He is present­ly Field Orga­niz­er and Edu­ca­tion­al Direc­tor of the Chica­go Alliance Against Racist and Polit­i­cal Repres­sion. He believes in the inalien­able demo­c­ra­t­ic of right of Black peo­ple to deter­mine who polices their com­mu­ni­ties and how their com­mu­ni­ties are policed. In oth­er words, in com­mu­ni­ty con­trol of the police.
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