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Writer. Sometime event producer. Basketball. Food. Ask me about King Soda Cat the First. He/Him

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Joined Twitter 12/5/11


Damn if you squint that kinda looks like Andersonville https://t.co/JpLpSVfWCLOfficials initially even said they didn’t know what exactly the $33 million pays for in a contract between Chicago… https://t.co/MUHH3HugyB
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7/4
2020
Happy Friday! If you live in wards 41-50, today is your day to put that pressure on the mayor. Check the map if you… https://t.co/TpdLTMlCN2
Retweeted by Woke ObeliskIn mid-May, I biked through the Loop without any cars and it was glorious and made me yearn for a country/city wher… https://t.co/6rzc9zRPfZhttps://t.co/EB0zAUek8F @Getthebagcoach Waiting until my parents went to bed before dialing up the internetHarry Osterman just got his whole ass handed to him by a group of 48th Ward residents who were better prepared, mor… https://t.co/yQbfiSpm6h
7/3
2020
@taylormundo It’s really just a lecture.It would be difficult to find a more accurate metaphor that describes the state of policing. https://t.co/U9xjMnLpJY @_KellyGarcia__ It's the COMMENTS that are shameful??I'm asking @chicagosmayor to give us the information we need to understand how the city is responding to the pandem… https://t.co/LaVwEOSPNr
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7/2
2020
An open letter to @48Ward and the Public Safety Committee from 48th Ward social workers, counselors, and psychologi… https://t.co/DlmefLoHiu
Retweeted by Woke Obelisk1/ The Trump family business was built on housing discrimination https://t.co/EnLXti6Z17
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7/1
2020
@Lyndab08 I'd add High Risers by Ben Austen, and the Battle of Lincoln Park by Daniel Kay Hertz to this already great list.Is this a joke? It feels like a joke. like, two of the three things mentioned as "leveling the playing field" just… https://t.co/NL7NckuKLgWay to show the whole city why we’re protesting you. Advocates Blast Chicago Plan To Sweep Up ‘Drug Corner’ Teens… https://t.co/YO5IqmQMrX @taylormundo Mine’s like “I know a place” and then five minutes later chooses a different placeWho are the White writers writing about Whiteness? The essayists, novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters. (No, not Robin D'Angelo)
6/30
2020
And yes, even gun violence as this thread so expertly lays out. Instead we just throw men with guns at the problem… https://t.co/0iHtF3ANxkBut it could, potentially, be enormously impactful for Black people and other over-policed groups when paired with… https://t.co/PKKl7uVYinFor White people in many circumstances, from the suburbs to Lincoln Square to even my own over-policed neighborhood… https://t.co/cg4YyE8Goy-I'm not sure they're fully ready for abolition, but I appreciated their willingness to engage in alternative avenu… https://t.co/B6VUHpbyBGSome conclusions: -Both of my parents agreed that the world they inhabited and I inherited was a world largely with… https://t.co/bi9XnHPIuPWe talked about the essay and then wrote. I gave them two separate writing prompts: 1.) Write the story of one of y… https://t.co/vaARi6QGCiNext I read them a portion of a personal essay I'd written. I asked them to consider: *What is the harm that's be… https://t.co/AqPDrbjQq8getting arrested or fined. (We didn't circle back to this one later on) 4.) All of the facts that you know about th… https://t.co/xdsC6heAuvFirst we started with prompts, just easy list-making: 1.) Interactions you've had with police 2.) Crimes you have c… https://t.co/j9YdpVNrGAOh and I developed this workshop myself but borrowed structures from workshops I've participated in, observed, and… https://t.co/4BO5LF4hriI also believe in full abolition police, surveillance, and prison. I don't know that I'm allowed to call myself an… https://t.co/mpYp8adjmFFirst some context: My parents are White middle-class suburban folks who believe that Black Lives Matter, but strug… https://t.co/0ZosDsTLxbThis past weekend, I led my parents in a workshop around policing, looking at and thinking about the role of police… https://t.co/Vl589PQUL2
6/29
2020
@jil_slander And then you get there, and it’s nothing but flowers @ADD2theMC “I treat this like my thesis / well-written topic broken down into pieces”
6/28
2020
@Matthew1695 At this point, do we even want 60 games? Im fairly indifferent to sports coming back before the pandem… https://t.co/R9ksJDCloz @branmoorhead Democrats: and if we lose, it’s your fault not our fault for not providing you with anything to vote for @branmoorhead Democrats: Vote for your life! People: well it’s really hard for us, our votes are suppressed by a r… https://t.co/MPGhYjfxueNone of the tweets I’ve seen advocating for Puerto Rican statehood are from actual Boricua which feels more like po… https://t.co/4ESOI2a57AI feel much of this so deeply Also: why should I have career-based ambition over making a really great meal and s… https://t.co/Nkm0Pe8wZd
6/27
2020
Rewatching THE PELICAN BRIEF and let me tell you, the set-up of two Supreme Court justices being assassinated to cl… https://t.co/kptPRwWmZWFootage from across the street at tonight’s joint 46th/48th Ward rally in support of Black lives, #CPACNow and… https://t.co/nlCtB12giN
6/26
2020
@48Ward so you're done saying Black Lives Matter then?but remember. . .the NBA is the woke league https://t.co/mY9X1Kfy18So, we feeling ready to push for an Elected School Board again along with everything else? That’s what this movemen… https://t.co/MYVg6Fs0oN
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6/25
2020
Just a whole bunch of Chicago people asking for #CopsOutCPS and #DefundThePolice https://t.co/B543rdHBZZ @JessHutchinson @astros Thank you for respecting my takes. @JessHutchinson @astros my hottest sports take, that I wish we could discuss* in person, is that the Astros did nothing wrong *argue about
6/24
2020
@meganstielstra @The_Rumpus DoneWhat do you know, even the people who bought into Lori Lightfoot's police reform promises are losing faith in her l… https://t.co/oQ3rwzG63J
Retweeted by Woke ObeliskThis is exactly what I feared might happen. While I know that so much of the restaurant re-opening push was driven… https://t.co/IPCxBA9ViTPssst, come closer, my Whites: You have to read a lot more books than White Fragility
6/23
2020
Literally all the ones I’ve ever had https://t.co/cmWNvGMkaH
6/22
2020
@branmoorhead I know I shouldn’t be surprised but the lack of regard for service workers forced into doing the econ… https://t.co/pXCn403F41The Black Abolitionist Network (BAN) demands the defunding of the Chicago Police Depratment #BANCPD #CPDOutOfCPShttps://t.co/dE0sDzCFvE
Retweeted by Woke Obelisk @MyMixtapeKG *biked, is what I meant there @MyMixtapeKG I thru the Gold Coast and it was the same thing
6/20
2020
ok fine. What is a "Matt Gaetz"?Literally any parade could invite people of different backgrounds and also not celebrate a racist genocidal maniac… https://t.co/PbdJMhuayn
6/18
2020
@meganstielstra paging @cakespatticakes @MyMixtapeKG so you can get a lil COVID in your whiskey, i presume
6/17
2020
@sarahljaffe Right! If the nfp where I work had to do that, we literally wouldn’t get anything done (and as an nfp… https://t.co/7LaT2seM3F @sarahljaffe So much of this also smacks of a weird "return on my investment" vibe like it's a Broadway play or something. @stayradforever Oh dear, now i'm seeing it too. I can't help but wonder if ppl wouldn't be demanding "receipts" if… https://t.co/KhErbQilnN @stayradforever Uh oh what happened?
6/16
2020
@Lyndab08 I feel similarly about the phrase “the new normal”. @Khalid_Bhatti @cakespatticakes So you’re saying you’ve...never posted a cringey “90s kid” meme?I regret to inform myself that I now see cop-aganda in every movie I watch.
6/15
2020
Maybe it’s because I’ve had so many of them but at this point in my life, but I truly don’t understand why people l… https://t.co/5grndn4KrP @prisonculture I was in a workshop with you 2 yrs ago and my group struggled with a scenario to come up with steps… https://t.co/WhhQHU4JCb
6/13
2020
https://t.co/K5hh1GCxgj https://t.co/Jk75xeKPr2You weren’t listening when activists told us about Dante Servin, or interrupted campaign brunches. Are you listening now?How about when she announced the city was giving out $5mil to families who didn’t receive stimulus checks, except n… https://t.co/wocQtKgtFtWere you listening when she raised the bridges, cut off the CTA, announced a 9pm curfew at 830, then fined the free… https://t.co/0loo311kR9 @chicagosmayor is showing who she is in real time. Those of you not listening before, are you listening now? When… https://t.co/aU8PsQ6IbB
6/12
2020
@arossini42 Also Columbus Day was created for Italian-Americans to distance themselves from Black Americans after a… https://t.co/kSwZ7yjMyXlol lightfoot calling an entire conference to show the press a handful of cops lounging on the job but what about t… https://t.co/sXfmgJnVwb
Retweeted by Woke Obelisk @MarlowNYC This is some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen, and I used to sit thru Equity generals.https://t.co/MWoAFI6HWgThis great @GraceWong630 piece about Chicago restaurants is a fine time to remember when @matthiasmerges called Hyd… https://t.co/DBPeKuH1BWIt Won’t Be Protests That Bring On the Next Big Wave of Covid Infections | FAIR https://t.co/ObNzb52aw6
6/11
2020
@James_Barr https://t.co/8cL4apgJl5Same. If this is a marathon and not a sprint, I feel like it’s ok to stay inside for a few days until I get test re… https://t.co/VMMExJYsnEOn Friday we're meeting at 53rd and King Drive, where police murdered RonnieMan Johnson in 2014. We demand: -justic… https://t.co/WNq1flAjO2
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6/10
2020
This could also be said about Chicago theatre in many ways https://t.co/8b6ZcVwxVQ
6/9
2020
@branmoorhead @bikelaneuprise No argument hereImagine looking at this and thinking it’s chaos and that the city has been lost https://t.co/di0VYESdHSAs a historian of social movements in the U.S., I am hard pressed to think of any time in the past when we have had… https://t.co/zQpGNYn53v
Retweeted by Woke Obelisk @RicWilson Our crowds today are the kind of Philly v Chicago rivalry I can get behind
6/7
2020
If Covid spikes in two weeks, I don’t wanna hear ONE GODDAMN WORD ABOUT THE PROTESTORS WHO ARE WEARING MASKS AND US… https://t.co/zYp2LvYUwUHell while I’m on the subject, I won’t be working with @ObamaFoundation until they sign a CBA. Kisses. https://t.co/Gtj72zjzQvIn my professional role @YoungChiAuthors I have signed this letter and am pledging support to disengage from any wo… https://t.co/EY2z5vZ4mx @nai_on_fire This is so beautifulThousands here at Union Park #DefundCPD https://t.co/kbeAtMOwud
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6/6
2020
@paschutz @wttw THATS the thing they won’t tolerate??New favorite song https://t.co/iwbhdc9TilTHREAD - 10 DEMANDS FROM @BLMChi AND PARTNERS: 1. 1. CLOSE HOMAN SQUARE We demand the immediate closing of Homan S… https://t.co/sOMemlQ0LA
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6/5
2020
@akasiaisakasia This essay was such a hard truth.Tbh it would be cool if most of these restaurants wait things out indefinitely https://t.co/gXNXaNTRfJ
6/4
2020

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