Winnetka-based non-profit hosts community discussion to state core beliefs, plan local action. By Jonah Meadows There’s no Presidential State of the Union address in a year a new president is inaugurated. Instead, this year, hundreds of members of communities of Chicago and its northern suburbs gathered at St. Nicholas Church
Over the past three years, Jes Scheinpflug, in her roles as Outreach Coordinator and Director of Communications, has worked tirelessly to advance the mission of Open Communities and has made many important contributions to our work. A little over a year ago, Jes began pursuing her Master of Social Work.
‘Systemic Islamophobia’ attacked at rally at Fountain Square. By Tim Moran Several organizations throughout the North Shore and Chicagoland gathered in one of America’s most progressive cities last weekend to show solidarity with Muslims. More than 100 heard speeches and sounded off that anti-Muslim bigotry is unacceptable at Fountain Square
By Alexis O’Connor Dozens of local groups organized and supported a gathering in downtown Evanston expressing solidarity with Muslim Americans. The crowd began to swell past 100 attendees at Fountain Square on Sunday afternoon as multiple speakers rallied against Islamophobia. Event coordinator, and member of Jewish Voice for Peace, Lesley
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