Chicago State is welcoming back students to campus and returning to in-person classes this week.
“I saw a lot of careers ending, things drying up and I thought, ‘Well, practice some innovation,’” said Stephanie Martinez, founder of PARA.MAR.
The legislation was inspired by Gus “Jett” Hawkins, a 4-year-old Chicago boy who had to take out his braids because of a dress code violation.
“We’re at a cultural moment where we need to be looking at this closely because COVID has highlighted the difficulty,” Jodi Vandenberg-Daves said.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Rashanah Baldwin. “Being from the community and the community in Englewood, we develop relationships with the officers.”
“It means a tremendous deal to me and others impacted by the former law,” said Timothy Jackson. “We can now breathe a sigh of relief.”
“All it takes is one low-turnout election and the entire makeup of the board of an institution like a library can change completely,” said Elizabeth Lynch.
The world’s first interactive lab and museum dedicated to behavioral science comes to downtown Chicago.
“We know that other countries have social safety nets. In the U.S., we have women,” said sociologist Jessica Calarco.
“We strongly believe that the Chicago race riot serves as the origin story for the two Chicagos: one of people of color, one white,” said Franklin Cosey-Gay.