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Field Foundation Gives 14 Chicagoans $50,000 For A ‘New Chicago’

Last week, Chicago’s Field Foundation, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, granted a total of $700,000 worth in grants to 14 different individuals and their organizations as part of the Foundation’s 2019 Leaders For a New Chicago project.

Each grant consisted of $50,000, split in half: $25,000 for the individual, and $25,000 for his or her organization/company.

Morning Shift sits down with just three of the winners of the Field Foundation project to hear more about their work, and what their vision might be for a “New Chicago.”

GUESTS: 

Viveka Ray-Mazumder, manager of Youth Organizing and KINETIC at Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Carlos Tortolero, president and founder of the National Museum of Mexican Art

Monica Cosby, leader of participatory defense work at Westside Justice Center  

LEARN MORE: 14 Chicagoans received $50,000 each to make a difference in the city. Here’s how they plan to spend the dough. (Chicago Tribune, 6/13)

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