A Place for the Marginalized Artist

Two artists, Eileen Rae Walsh and Sam Yi Yao Chao, had been working together on an exhibition for three months titled Without Proper Engagement. They sat silently in chairs across from each other...

A Blessed Wardrobe: Using Fashion to Bring Attention to Organizations Addressing the Syrian Conflict

The Chicago Party Animals Loft, venue of A Blessed Wardrobe, was the perfect space to combine art and activism for Mariam Shibly’s fashion show. Blue painted doors welcomed guests to the runway, along with...

The Heart of Teaching

I’ve always known I wanted to become a teacher, but I never would have guessed that special education would be the foundation of my teacher education and the root of my passion for the...

Unmosque-ing the Stigma Behind Disabilities in the Muslim Community

  Feryaal Tahir and her family were once afraid to bring their Autistic family member to the mosque. Just as any other Muslim wanting to partake in mosque activities, F. Tahir took her sister to...

Rohingya Cultural Center Addresses Rohingya Genocide in Chicago Protest

https://vimeo.com/238348865 A group of passionate individuals and organizations fighting to bring awareness to a crisis very much overlooked, took to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday, September 23rd to address the Rohingya Muslim genocide....

Van Dyke, FOP Reps Conversations Now Permissible in Murder Trial

Earlier this morning in a packed courtroom in Chicago, Judge Vincent Gaughan ruled in favor of the special prosecution team's requests to allow conversations between longtime former FOP spokesperson Pat Camden and Jason Van...

Chicago Demands Action from Senators for Palestinian Dignity Strike

  THE LOOP, CHICAGO -- At approximately noon today, “we want justice, you say how? Free Palestinian prisoners now; we will fight, day and night, to support the hunger strike” rang throughout Federal Plaza on...

Little Village Protests CPS Suspension of Special Ed Teacher & Advocate Sarah Chambers

Yesterday over 200 students, parents, community members, and education activists held a press conference and rally for special education teacher and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Executive Board member, Sarah Chambers. The chants of the students "We want...

Chicago Jewish Activists Tell Jewish United Fund “Stop Funding Anti-Muslim Hate Groups”

This morning at a press conference held in front of the headquarters of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF), Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago (JVP-Chicago) called on the JUF to cut ties with anti-Muslim hate groups. The...