On February 1st, a Freedom Ride caravan will travel from Chicago to Calumet City.  We will rally, we will march, and we will hold a vigil to honor Stephon Watts and support his family. This will mark the third-year anniversary of Stephon’s murder by Calumet City police officers- we must love and show up for his family.

Whether you are able to drive to Calumet or need a ride, please fill out this registration form. If you have any questions, email

When: On February 1st, we will depart from Village Leadership Academy at 11:00am and return at 4:00pm

Where: Village Leadership Academy, 1001 W Roosevelt Rd, on the corner of Roosevelt and Morgan. When you arrive, walk behind the school to the parking lot.

What: Our fleet of buses and cars will drive together to Calumet City- singing freedom songs and building community along the way. Once we arrive, we will march 1 mile through Calumet; visiting Stephon’s former school and holding a memorial service in front of rallying in front of the Calumet City Police Department.

Who: We are a collective of organizers from We Charge Genocide and the Village Leadership Academy. We are organizing this event at the request of Stephon’s parents, Steven and Danelene.

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