"Making noise for justice is an everyday commitment and we hope that we have inspired others to consider the daily impact they can have on the ongoing fight against police brutality." -Jocelyn Prince
THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS, PARTICIPANTS, AND SUPPORTERS!
Every day, we protest at a different intersection on the North Side of Chicago from 4 - 6 pm, occupying the sidewalks, waving signs, chanting, making noise, and getting drivers to honk their car horns in support. This event is family friendly. Kids are more than welcome!
Bring signs and anything that makes noise (pots and pans, whistles, musical instruments). We have a limited stock of premade signs, as well as poster board and markers. We have water, snacks, masks, and basic first aid supplies on hand. Helium black balloons are also a great thing to bring for children (and even adults!). Sign suggestions include - "Black Lives Matter," "Silence is Violence," "Black is Beautiful," and "Justice for George Floyd."
When you arrive at the intersection, please look for volunteers in yellow jackets. You can show up at Honk for Justice anytime between 4 and 6 pm, but we encourage you to attend our 10 minute training, which begins promptly at 4 pm.
We protest RAIN OR SHINE. We encourage all participants to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Although we are not directly affiliated with the Black Lives Matter organization, we ask that you support the great work that they do to organize us all around racial justice. Donate at blacklivesmatter.com.
This protest performance was devised by Jocelyn Prince and her wonderful white volunteers, including Madison Kamp, Thom Cox, and David O'Donnell. We have been protesting daily since June 2, 2020. The show will go until we have justice for the murder of George Floyd and police reform. Jocelyn is sick and tired of being sick and tired, and this political art piece is dedicated to the memory of Fannie Lou Hamer. She is also inspired by the performance art of Damali Ayo and Tricia Hersey.
Special Thanks: Rachael Perrotta, Joe Dempsey, Joe Foust, Dana Buccheri, Seth Zurer, Christopher Piatt, Stacey Bergland, Sunny Seres, Chloe Johnston, Northwestern University Theater Department, Walkabout Theater, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chicago Children's Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre Company.
Jocelyn Prince (she/her/hers, they/them/theirs) is a Principal at ALJP Consulting. She is also on faculty in theater and performance studies at Northwestern University and an associate member with Beehive Dramaturgy Studio NYC. Jocelyn is a graduate of Bradley University and Northwestern University and has worked with theaters across the country including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Court Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Jocelyn is a frequent staffer and volunteer with the Democratic Party. She was a staff field organizer for the 2008 Obama for America, 2016 Hillary for America, and 2020 Kamala Harris for the People campaigns.
Foster Ave. and Sheridan Rd.
Milwaukee Ave. and Chicago Ave.
Milwaukee Ave. and Logan Blvd.
Western Ave. and Montrose Ave.
Halsted Ave. and Lincoln/Fullerton Ave.