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Morning. The city released the video of a Chicago police officer killing Adam Toledo in Little Village in late March. Footage provided by the city shows the 13 year old had his hands raised — and appeared to be without a gun — when he was fatally shot. At a certain point, we have to ask ourselves what's the value in continuously resharing this trauma? 

Videos of police killing civilians, despite being released in response to calls for transparency and accountability, cause harm to the families of the victims who have to relive their loss, to people who have lost loved ones due to police violence, and to the public at large. [WBEZ; Lakeidra Chavis]

👇 What you can do:
▪️ If you don't want the video on your timeline, you can turn off auto-play on Facebook, Twitter, etc. [Brandon Wall]
▪️ Students who need a day off for their mental health can use this email template. [Eva Maria Lewis
▪️ A demonstration is happening in Logan Square Park at 5:30 p.m. [People for Community Recovery]

⛅ It's 50 degrees all weekend long. Remember to take care of yourselves. 

—Sidney Madden (@sidney_madden_)

In Other News

University of Chicago Medical Center will be a training center for U.S. Army health care providers. Soldiers will train in the emergency department's operating rooms and intensive-care units. The center will eventually train up to 30 medical personnel every year. [Hyde Park Herald]
▪️ Apply for rent help. The city provides funding to Chicagoans at risk of becoming homeless through its rental assistance lottery. Eligible Chicagoans can get help with future rent payments and security deposits. 
👉 What you can do: Apply tonight by 11:59 p.m.
▪️ Chicago Public Library branches return to Sundays hours. Several public libraries will open Sunday afternoons starting this weekend — including the city's new Altgeld Gardens branch. Officials said there were plans to add Sunday hours at all 81 branches, and to hire 177 staffers. [WTTW]

Today's Podcast

Between CPS–CTU negotiations over high schoolers returning to class Monday to an elected Chicago school board debate down in Springfield, City Cast Chicago breaks down the politics with two education reporters.
Listen to today's episode

Vax Fax

💉 Adult Humboldt Park residents can get vaccinated at a Catholic Charities warehouse on Saturday. Register online or call 312-432-4583. [Erie Health]

😷 Englewood residents 18 and older can get vaccinated at a Hamilton Park pop-up on Saturday. Priority will be given to residents 65 and older. Register online or call 312-746-4835. [Block Club Chicago]

🦠 All Chicago residents 16 and older can get vaccinated at a former Treasure Island in Old Town on Thursday. Register online, and bring your vaccine consent form to the appointment. [Ald. Brian Hopkins]

Moment of Joy

Image: @goodjobambi@whatwouldfatjesusdo
Von Harris, aka "Fat Jesus," started selling food regularly on Fridays for extra income during the pandemic when his job as a music manager slowed down.

Harris still manages a few artists but is focusing on his cooking. His Fat Plate Fridays are wildly popular — he's already sold out this week. [
The Triibe]
👉 What you can do: Pre-order next week's Fat Plate Friday — wings are on the menu 🤤 Slide into Fat Jesus' DMs and CashApp $FatPlateFridays

Mark Your Calendar

🐾 PAWS Chicago is hosting an adoption event that begins today. For the next week, y'all can hop on board the pandemic pet train — what're you waiting for?

🍃 With Earth Day near, help clean up Strohacker Park Fieldhouse on Saturday at 10 a.m. RSVP at 773-582-4444.

🎶 Tune into the virtual premiere of "On Call: COVID-19," an opera honoring frontline health care workers, this weekend. Tickets for the show are available Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
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