Diverse Community Leaders Work with City, County Officials to Introduce Joint Resolution to Protect Civil and Human Rights for All In Response to Troubling Political Climate
Alliance of Muslim, Immigrant, Black and Brown, Asian American, LGBTQ, Jewish, and Disability Groups March with Elected Officials in a United Front to Advance Platform of Inclusion
ALMA Chicago’s Youth Advisory Board host second annual “On The Table”
The Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) joined thousands of Chicagoland residents on Tuesday, May 10, to discuss how they can help unite the place they call home. In today’s society, this act of coming together has never been as crucial as it is presently. On the Table, organized by The Chicago Community Trust, connects people and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. They believe that “[t]alking–and listening–to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified Chicagoland region. What you do matters. And when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives.”
Our last year’s ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change Scholarship recipient, Roberto Mendez, facilitated a great conversation, at Nightcap Cafe in Pilsen, about gentrification and how it affects our Latino and LGBTQ+ communities. The youth from YAB and invited guest discussed the different components of gentrification varying from economic, political, and communal contributions to the issue. Also addressed were the perceived positive and negative aspects on gentrification. Some possible ideas for creating awareness and change that were discussed by the group were systemic changes through government process and educating both people who move into communities, on cultural humility, and residents who may not be aware of how to prevent displacement or take advantage of the changing community’s resources.
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Last month I taped an interview with Ligia Granados from Univision Chicago. We talked about the importance of LGBTQ movement and visibility in the Latino community. The segment will air this Wednesday, March 2, at 10PM C.
El mes pasado grabé una entrevista con Ligia Granados de Univision Chicago. Hablamos sobre la importancia del movimiento LGBTQ y visibilidad en la comunidad latina. El segmento saldrá al aire este miercoles, 2 de marzo a las 10 pm C.
Astraea Foundation honors three Chicagoans
2014-05-17 Windy City Times
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s 2014 Fueling the Frontline Awards, a first-of-its-kind event, was held in Chicago May 16 at the Mayne Stage Theatre in Rogers Park. Three Chicagoans were presented the award: Julio Rodriguez, Tracy Baim and the late Vernita Gray.
J. Bob Alotta, executive director of Astraea, also MC’d the event, and spoke with passion about the fund’s more than three decades of work nationally and internationally. She also promoted their “Fueling the Frontlines,” a three-year, $20 million campaign for global LGBTQI rights. The campaign will continue Astraea’s long tradition of funding cutting-edge LGBTQI-focused organizations through supporting activism, education and philanthropy.
Read full article, view photos and watch videos from the event here.