Updated: Sep 28, 2020
White Chicagoans, I want to invite you to a conversation just for you: A racial healing circle for white people. It’s time for you to come together and talk about racism with the help of trained facilitators. Let’s face it: You’re not doing so well making this happen on your own.
Let me give you some background on why this must happen now.
For years, Black and Brown and Native Chicagoans have provided policy recommendations that would decrease the wealth and death gaps in our communities. Most have been ignored. The result? Growing inequities over the past 30 years. The COVID-19 pandemic reveals how vulnerable these communities are to death and how inept public and economic policies are to protect them.