Black Rose – Chicago began its life as Four Star Anarchist Organization, an anarchist-communist group formed in 2008 with the goal of establishing an organized anarchist presence in Chicago. For many years, we prioritized regional collaboration and participated in the development and formation of the network that would become Black Rose Anarchist Federation. In our new form, we benefit from seven years of local organizing as well as the new resources and reach we have as part of a coast-to-coast organization.
Internally, Black Rose – Chicago prioritizes developing the skills of its members, providing a space to discuss and respond to current events, and supporting each others’ political work outside the organization. Externally, we initiate and collaborate on political campaigns, host educational events, participate in protests, provide material solidarity to the struggles of others, organize alongside those battling their landlords and bosses, and always leave room to re-examine and revise our methods to reflect our evolving understanding of the world in which we live and the world we’d like to create.