Pilsen: a Chicagoland stronghold for Mexican art and culture

Upswell Chicago begins in less than three weeks now! We hope you’ve had a chance to save your spot to experience some of the immersive community events happening during the main event this November! The lineup features 18 thoughtfully designed experiences in all – including seven community dinners and eleven Chicago Inside & Out tours…

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Recognizing Chicago’s original stewards during Upswell’s opening

Chicago, home to Upswell this November, is also home to the third largest urban Native American population in the country, with more than 100 tribal nations represented. Upswell Chicago will open with a land acknowledgement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of the land, and reminds us of the unwavering relationship…

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Six chances to hear from the 2019 NGen Award finalists at Upswell

Each year, Independent Sector’s NGen Leadership Award is presented to one changemaker age 40 or younger who has demonstrated transformative impact and collaborative leadership in addressing a critical societal need. Historically, this award has been a bellwether. It’s awarded annually to a changemaker who’s already doing astonishing work and staying the course. But many past…

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Bridging the sex work and anti-human trafficking divide to advance remedies

Join Rochelle Keyhan for a Turn the Curve discussion about how sex workers and sex trafficking survivors can collaborate and achieve common goals to secure passage and adoption of thoughtful public policies that address these two societal concerns. Rochelle is among the six finalists vying for the 2019 NGen Leadership Award, presented annually to a…

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