After falling into disrepair and closing nearly a decade ago, the Viceroy Hotel building will reopen this year to include a social enterprise café, an urban farm, and a teaching kitchen out of which Heartland Housing will provide classes to residents about nutrition and food preparation.
This program focuses on important Chicago-based work directed toward ensuring the human rights of LGBTQ people internationally. It is moderated by Sid Mohn, president of Chicago’s Heartland Alliance, and includes presentations on asylum policies, LGBTQ rights abroad, and queer political identities by Keren Zwick and Stefano Fabeni of Heartland Alliance, and Lynette Jackson of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The new documentary Beneath the Blindfold delves into a gritty topic that's rarely discussed: how survivors of torture struggle to rebuild their lives.In the film, four diverse individuals - a nursing home aide from Africa, an actor from Colombia, a U.S.
As Director of Heartland Alliance’s Africa Great Lakes Project, Jefferson Mok worked with vulnerable populations such as former child soldiers, victims of human trafficking and LGBT populations, especially in Burundi.