Legislative Initiatives

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2018 Legislative Programming: TEACH US ALL Documentary Screening and Community Discussion

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2017 Legislative Programming: Human Trafficking

human-trafficking-flyerOn March 4, 2017 from 3-5 pm the Legislative Committee led by Chair LaTonya Ford executed an enlightening program on Human Trafficking at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, IL. Powerful presentations were made by Detective Sandra Baptiste, Cassandra Ma, Senator Toi Hutchinson, and Maureen (Moe) Forte. Our fabulous speakers educated all of our guests on the various aspects of human trafficking, including how to spot it, who is susceptible to it and what makes you susceptible, how to prevent it, what to do when you see it, how to advocate on behalf of the victims, and the reality of what’s happening right before our eyes, in our own neighborhoods. A special educational breakout session was held for Group 4 and 5 children, and our Group 6 teens were with the adults.

 

2016 Legislative Programming: Be Stigma Free

12970891_10153469833126860_8162623628640986379_oShame says, “Black folks don’t get depressed, we get the blues.” And Denial echoes, “Black kids don’t commit suicide.” Denial and Shame stand between us and the help that we sometimes desperately need. It is the stigma that accompanies depression, mental illness and suicide that silences us and steals our power against these very real enemies. Read more>>

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