Month: December 2013

A Kinetic Trainer Speaks

Hello everyone! My name is Norman and I am currently one of Advancing Justice’s Kinetic Instructors. I am stationed at Mather High School with my co-facilitator Vi working with a very diverse curriculum. Our Kinetic location is unique because it actually takes place in an actual Sociology class.

A New State Agenda

We held our quarterly Caucus meeting this week, and shared our State Agenda for 2014 with legislators. Issues include: making our communities safer by building trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement, a Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, and Same Day Registration. Look for updates in early 2014 as we work with our coalition partners and… Read more »

Kinetic youth respond to stereotypes

This is how youth from across our Kinetic sites shared how they've experienced racism, homophobia, discrimination, sexism and other stereotypes:

A Pro-Immigrant Plan for Chicago

Advancing Justice-Chicago executive director, Tuyet Le penned an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune for their series “A Plan of Chicago” proposing a city that embraces its great strength, its immigrant community. Check out this excerpt from the piece:

South Asians & Immigration

Wrapped up a teriffic event in Schaumburg today geared at hearing from the South Asian community on immigration. Folks spoke about local issues specific to Chicago’s South Asian community including Neha Gill, executive director of Apna Ghar and Lakshmi Lakshmanan, an immigration attorney. On the federal level Manar Waheed, policy director at South Asian Americans… Read more »