This week is racial equity week in Chicagoland

Want to be involved in this week’s racial equity events? Here’s how!

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Intersected | Chicago, a house divided

By Sophia Porter Growing up, I came to know two cities less than 1.5 miles apart. I spent every summer of high school at a desk in an apartment building on 45th St. & Greenwood Ave. The garden unit served as the site office for my parents’ business. My parents develop and manage affordable housing…

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Intersected: life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S.

This week’s post focuses on the life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S., taking a look at the labor market, how knowledge of the English language plays in (you’ll be surprised!), and what an appropriate faith response might look like.

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Intersected: housing discrimination in Chicago

By Sophia Porter Over the past couple months, income inequality between Blacks and their white counterparts has been at the forefront of conversations about racial inequality on the national stage. The figures are staggering, prompting a myriad of questions. One that’s particularly close to my heart relates to housing. Can we fully take into account…

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Intersected: From food justice to veganism

Veganism and plant-based diets are often advertised as part of both a crunchy and upper class white lifestyle, but is this accurate? And is it even attainable if I want to eat more healthfully? Welcome to Intersected! I, Skye, eat very plant-based, and while I cannot claim to be vegan at this point, I have…

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