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NBC: The Path Forward

February 25, 2021

During this segment of The Path Forward, we talk with some of Chicago’s youth leaders on the front lines of fighting against racism and fighting for racial equity.

Panelists from the TRHT Youth Institute, Southeast Youth Alliance, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and GoodKids MadCity talk with NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter about the city’s youth movement, the issues they are concerned about and those they are working on. 

They share their personal stories of racism and review the discussions and activities surrounding this year’s National Day of Racial Healing, held Jan. 19. 

Panelists include:

  • Steven Rosado, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation co-director of the TRHT Youth Institute
  • Maria Maynez, one of the main organizers for the Southeast Youth Alliance
  • Juliet De Jesus Alejandre, executive director of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association
  • Damayanti Wallace, co-founder of GoodKids MadCity

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