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At Project Onward, an Artistic Community Adjusts to COVID-19

ack in February, everyone at Project Onward’s studio shifted from their workstations and huddled for a group meeting to discuss the novel coronavirus possibly appearing in the United States. Then, the details of COVID-19 were highly unknown, but the disability arts organization’s artists and staff tried to address the uncertainty of what might come.  Some […]

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Power and Healing in the Face of COVID-19: ADOS- and Black-led organizations discuss how they’re lifting up their communities

n independent conversations regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Chicago’s Black communities, representatives of Black Women Organizing for Power (BWOP), Getting Grown Collective, and Ujimaa Medics discussed their reactions and responses to the global pandemic. COVID-19 infection rates are significantly higher in the Black community, and Black Chicagoans made up seventy out of the first […]

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Entrevista: La salud mental durante COVID-19 en las comunidades afroamericana, indígena y la gente de color

Originally published on May 27, 2020, in English Traducido por Gisela Orozco orian A. Ortega es una terapeuta licenciada que brinda servicios de salud mental y mantiene conversaciones intencionales con miembros de la comunidad. Ortega es cofundadora de Healing Jodonas, organización comunitaria que respalda la terapia de grupo a través de sesiones de poesía, esto […]

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Comunidades que cuentan

Originally published on May 12, 2020, in English Traducido por Gisela Orozco l pasado 1ro de abril, durante una caravana de dos horas que pasó por las cuadras residenciales en La Villita, una hilera de autos pitaba y los pasajeros gritaban desde sus ventanas, sobre la calle 26 entre la Cicero Ave. y la California […]

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Q&A: Mental Health During COVID-19 in Black, Indigenous & People of Color Communities

Léalo en español (Trigger warnings: violence, shootings, trauma, touch/affection, racism, and institutional harm.) Dorian A. Ortega is a licensed therapist who provides mental health services and grounds intentional conversations with community members. Ortega cofounded Healing Jodonas, which supports group therapy through poetry sessions for individuals to connect about healing. Additionally, she founded FLY Radical Therapy […]

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Communities That Count

Léalo en español uring a two-hour drive through residential blocks in La Villita on April 1, a string of cars beeped and passengers cheered from their side windows as they rolled from Cicero Avenue to 26th and California. Volunteers and staff from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Enlace Chicago, and Taller […]

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Census Spotlight

he Census is going digital in 2020, with households classified as either “internet first” or “internet choice” based on their community’s access to reliable internet. If the U.S. Census Bureau determined that a geographic area has consistent internet access, households are labeled “internet first” and initially receive only an invitation to complete the census online. […]