March Breakfast - ILBC Chair Sonya Harper on Caucus Progress
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Many are aware that on Sept. 1, 2020, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus launched four pillars of policy through which the Caucus identified measures that would put Illinois on a course for racial and economic equity.

In a January Commentary, COAL stated, "Let’s demand [of our Black elected and appointed officials] that they make a positive, most needed, and measurable difference in Black lives."

With this as a backdrop, for the March Coalition Power Breakfast, COAL is honored to host a conversation with the Honorable Sonya Harper, State Representative - 6th District and Joint Chair of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on progress being made in the Caucus' four strategic areas of focus and how the community can help them help us.

Please join COAL on Saturday, March 12th for an engaging Breakfast, continuing the 2022 theme of accountability at all levels, across all sectors, impacting the lives of black people.

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COAL Board of Directors

"The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..."
Let's Continue the Work
Breakfast Logistics:
Topic: Update: Legislative Black Caucus' Four Strategic Pillars - a plan to eradicate systemic racism in Illinois
Time: 9:00am - join / Informal Meet & Greet, 9:30am - Program
Meeting ID: 879 1268 1212 Passcode: 893244
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87912681212#,,,,*893244# US (Chicago)

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Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity to shine a light on the extraordinary legacy of trailblazing American women and girls who have built, shaped, and improved upon our Nation.
Throughout American history, women and girls have made vital contributions, often in the face of discrimination and undue hardship. Courageous women marched for and won the right to vote, campaigned against injustice, shattered countless barriers, and expanded the possibilities of American life....especially the millions of Black women, immigrant women, and others from diverse communities who have strengthened America across every generation.
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About COAL
COAL is an umbrella organization founded by 13 of Chicago's historic African American mens clubs. COAL's overarching mission is to identify, examine, illuminate and find resolution to issues impacting the greater community. We strive to use our collective experience, expertise and resources to improve the quality of opportunity, quality of preparedness and the quality of outcomes (expressed as 'quality of life') for our Community.
Founding Member Organizations
100 Black Men Of Chicago ■ Chicago Assembly ■ Chicago Connection ■ Druids Club ■ Frogs Club ■ Lunch Bunch ■ New Committee ■ Original 40 Club Of Chicago ■ Rat Pack ■ Royal Coterie Of Snakes ■ Saints ■ Sigma Pi Phi Beta-Boule ■ UIC Male Forum (now Chicago Good Health Group)
 What We Believe
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.
Contact: Clarence Wood, Chairman 312.404.8269 - Craig K. Wimberly, President 773.350.9315