Category: Blog

Thoughts on Civil Rights Icons

In the days between remembering two vital civil rights icons, MLK Jr. and Fred Korematsu some members of the Advancing Justice-Chicago staff weigh in on what these remembrances mean to them:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago Celebrates Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King Jr

Chicago- Advancing Justice-Chicago honors and celebrates the work of Martin Luther King Jr. this MLK Day. As a civil rights and social justice organization Advancing Justice-Chicago is indebted to the leaders who make our work possible. Advancing Justice-Chicago also recognizes the important intersections and solidarity between civil rights leaders working across different struggles. As we approach… Read more »

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: