Bill Chambers, Editor-in-Chief
Bill Chambers is the Editor-in-Chief of The Chicago Monitor and has been a contributor for the last two years. Bill is also a full-time activist with a long history of civil rights, anti-racism, anti-war, Irish Republican, and Palestine solidarity work. As part of his activist work, Bill has traveled extensively to Ireland and Palestine to meet and work with community organizations. Bill has had a long and varied work career as a Mental Health Unit Coordinator of the Adolescent Program at Alexian Brothers Medical Center; Technical Planner at the former Continental Bank in Chicago; and a Technology Strategy Consultant for state and county governments including LA County and the District of Columbia. As a technology strategy consultant, Bill published multiple articles in technology journals and presented at numerous industry conferences for over ten years. Bill has a BA in English from Northwestern University, a MA in English from Tufts University, and Professional Certification in Family Therapy from the Family Institute of Chicago. He is currently pursuing a MA in Islamic Studies at the American Islamic College in Chicago and helping to organize Palestine solidarity events and campaigns.
Renner Larson, Assistant Editor
Renner Larson is the Communications Coordinator at CAIR-Chicago and also Assistant Editor of The Chicago Monitor. In 2013 he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in graphic design. Having taught English in Tanta, Egypt, he continued practicing volunteerism through the global leadership program Up With People and more recently as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Families In Vietnam, an NGO working to alleviate poverty through education in northern Vietnam. After working professionally as a graphic designer, Renner is excited to apply his expertise in creative problem solving and design thinking to further the mission of CAIR-Chicago.