May 2018 v1.0
Greetings!

Reminder: COAL is hosting a May 18th Breakfast on 'An Elected School Board'.

And please see below important information. COAL asks that our members, partners, and community-of-interest pass on as you deem relevant.

COAL Board of Directors

" The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us...  
Let's Get to Work.

Dear Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL), 

the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is hosting its annual Adult and Juvenile Criminal Records Expungement Summit:

“Second Chance Expungement Summit 2019”
  Saturday, June 1, 2019
  Westinghouse College Preparatory High School
  3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago, IL,
  8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

I am aware of the strong community relationships you have and ask that you share the following information with any of your partner organizations that work directly with the ex-offender population. This summit presents an accessible opportunity within the community for individuals to expunge or seal criminal records that are often unfairly used as barriers to employment and other second chance opportunities, with particular disparate negative impact on black men.

Over several annual Expungement Summits I’ve held, hundreds of individuals have successfully expunged or sealed their criminal records, leading to a real sense of hope that a second and better chance at improving the quality of life for them and their family can be achieved.

Thank you for your support and for being a strong asset for the community. All participants must register this year. Please see the flyer attached for Registration information, as well as a Registration link.
Dorothy Brown
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Cook County
All Attorneys interested in participating, while earning MCLE Credits, please see the following flyer.


The next  
Coalition  Power Breakfast
is scheduled for
Saturday, May 18, 2019     
Breakfast 8:30am / Program 9:30am

BJ's Market, 8734 S. Stony Island
(Cost - $7)
Guest Speaker
State Senator
Mattie Hunter


Topic:

CPS Elected School Board Legislation
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The following  
Coalition  Power Breakfast
is scheduled for
Saturday, June 1, 2019     
Breakfast starts 8:30am / Program 9:30am

Topic
The Business of Cannabis
Guest Panel
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.