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December 2019

The Public Charge Rule: What Organizations Serving Immigrant Communities Need to Know

12/10/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an overview of the Department of Homeland Security’s Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule. The rule was published August 14, 2019 and was scheduled to go into effect October 15, 2019, but federal court orders temporarily blocked its implementation. Webinar attendees will gain a basic knowledge of the Final Rule, including who is subject to the “public charge test” and what it entails, the Rule’s expected indirect and direct impact in Illinois, and messages and resources…

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January 2020

MLK Day Dialogue & Service Event

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Peoples Community Church, 670 S. Lambert Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Join HOPE Fair Housing Center for a service day event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dedication to the civil rights movement. The event will feature opening remarks by Dr. James Shannon, Pastor of Peoples Community Church and a presentation by Thomas Armstrong, author of Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights.

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National Day of Racial Healing Circle: When Paths Cross

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Columbia College Chicago, 33 Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Racism knows no bounds. Manifesting through many forms of trauma, it destroys anyone it can, posing a threat to us all. Ironically, racism doesn’t discriminate and neither should we. Join TRHT, Public Narrative and Organic Oneness for a community healing circle that invites empathy to heal us all. Bring your bagged lunch for this special event. Together, attendees will address what it takes to reclaim our beautiful city without racism.

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CRA Modernization: What’s at Stake?

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Chicago Community Loan Fund, 29 E. Madison St., Ste 1700
Chicago, IL United States
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An important anti-redlining law, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), is threatened by a new proposal from two of the three federal bank regulators. Millions of dollars in services and investments meant for low-and moderate-income communities are on the line. Join Woodstock Institute and our partners from the Chicago Community Loan Fund, IFF, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Housing Action Illinois, and the Chicago Community Trust on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 9-10am at Chicago Community Loan Fund's offices (29…

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Community Revitalization Challenge 2.0 Kick-Off (Webinar)

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Housing Action Illinois' Community Revitalization Challenge is an initiative that connects community-based organizations with financial institutions to design and implement projects that are potentially Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)-eligible. These collaborations will expand access to affordable housing and promote economic development opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents throughout Illinois. To be eligible to participate in the challenge, community-based organizations must attend this webinar. During the webinar, we will refresh your knowledge of the CRA, discuss the roles and responsibilities for community-based…

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