A Path to Racial and Economic Equity - January 6, 2021 at 1:00pm

You are invited to join COAL for a virtual presentation on the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus' strategic plans to achieve long overdue equity for our community here in Illinois. COAL is honored to host the Honorable Kimberly A. Lightford, Illinois Senate Majority Leader, State Senator - 4th Senate District, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 1:00pm, via Zoom to detail this agenda and other Caucus plans.
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus launched four pillars of policy on Sept. 1, 2020, through which the Caucus is identifying measures that will put Illinois on a course for racial and economic equity.

Strategic Pillars:
  • Criminal Justice Reform, Violence Reduction and Police Accountability
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • EconomicAccess, Equity and Opportunity
  • Healthcare and Human Services.

We hope that you can join us for this important presentation and discussion. Please RSVP by responding to this email invitation, as expeditiously as possible. Note Zoom details below.

Thank you,
COAL Board of Directors

"The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..."
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COAL Special Forums, in general, are used to provide COAL and the COAL Community-of-interest an opportunity (beyond the Monthly Coalition Power Breakfasts) to engage directly with leaders, policy makers and experts in areas of greatest impact on the quality of life for the African American community. We often augment general attendance with representatives from organizations we partner with on various initiatives, projects and actions. Collectively, this ensures a broader and more effectual discussion.

Just as importantly, special forums, as with every forum, are an additional means of gathering data, information and ideas COAL requires to develop an actionable agenda focused on addressing systemic problems and pursuing opportunities that move us beyond the dialogue towards effective change and improved outcomes.
Topic: Senate Majority Leader Lightford - Path to Racial / Economic Equity

Time: Jan 6, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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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.
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.
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)