The Leaders Network of Chicago is calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to create an inclusive task force to address discrimination, days after former Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores sued the NFL and three of its 32 teams, alleging racist hiring practices.
Rev. Ira Acree urged Providence St. Mel students to take action in the tradition of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Honor him by becoming activists in your community, the Austin pastor said. Also Monday, state Rep. La Shawn Ford met with young detainees at the Cook County Jail.
Fannie Lou Hammer’s life will be depicted at a 6 p.m. Oct. 1 performance in Austin. Featuring Chicago actor and singer E. Faye Butler, the free, socially-distanced event – put on by Goodman Theatre – is one of nine being held at Chicago parks this fall.
Randel Josserand, the chief of schools in the Austin and Belmont Cragin neighborhoods, will talk at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, followed at 11 a.m. by Brenetta Howell Barrett, who will discuss the lessons she learned from the civil rights movement.
A representative from the U.S. Justice Department wants to meet with local residents Oct. 5 in the offices of the Westside NAACP, 5820 W. Chicago Ave., to gather information about their experiences with policing.