Author Profile

Aislinn Pulley and Frank Chapman

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.