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