Category: Blog

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:

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 »

Reflecting on a Racial Justice Icon

The close of the week brings the difficult news of Nelson Mandela's death. As an organization that grapples with racial and social justice we often look to leaders in the movement for long-term strategy as well as everyday inspiration. Nelson Mandela undoubtedly played that role in many people's lives. As reactions come pouring in below… Read more »