Category: Blog

Scenes from the Youth Empowerment Open Mic

by David Lee, Community Journalism Intern Rappers, singers, steppers and poets performed at the Youth Empowerment Open Mic on July 30, sharing stories about police brutality, racial injustices and love, learned and lost. Elephant Rebellion, a youth empowerment hip-hop collective, hosted an open mic on July 30 at the Chicago Art Department to provide a… Read more »

Welcoming City amendment and STOP Act push for police accountability in Chicago

by David Lee, Community Journalism Intern More than two years after a police officer was filmed hitting and shouting racially charged insults to a 32-year-old tanning salon manager, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and city officials are working to make sure it never happens again. An amendment to Chicago’s “Welcoming City” ordinance, which was… Read more »

Get to know Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark

This year’s Milestone Award honorees are Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark from Parachute restaurant! Parachute has been named Best New Restaurant by the Chicago Tribune, and received a prestigious James Beard Award nomination. We were lucky enough to catch up with Beverly and Johnny so we could get to know them a little better before… Read more »

Getting to know Joseph Jerr, Excellence in Community Engagement awardee

Joseph Jerr, Advancing Justice’s super volunteer and poll watcher extraordinaire, will be receiving the Excellence in Community Engagement Award at our annual Milestone Awards Benefit on April 22! Get to know him below, and don’t forget to get your Milestone tickets here!

Election info for April 7 run-offs

Mayoral and City Council runoff elections are coming up on Tuesday, April 7! Remember to vote on April 7, (or use Early Voting!) and if you forget to register you can still use Grace Period voter registration. More info and dates below.