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15Jun 2016

ALSO on Pushout

ALSO on Pushout
ALSO’s work across national and local platforms is grounded in our belief that oppression is the foundation that supports violence. In March 2016, ALSO co-coordinated a national joint meeting for STOP Grant Administrators and Coalition Directors hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The joint meeting featured a plenary on intersectionality ...
10Jun 2016

21st Annual Walk for Peace

21st Annual Walk for Peace
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, ALSO hosted the 21st Annual Walk for Peace at the McCormick Tribune YMCA. The event marked the launch of our Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment grant from Get IN Chicago, a grant shared with LSEA (Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance) “a group of social action-oriented congregations and organizations in the Logan ...
27May 2016

LINK Participants at Healthy Masculinity Training Institute

LINK Participants at Healthy Masculinity Training Institute
Wednesday, May 18th – Friday, May 20th, ALSO partnered with Men Can Stop Rape to host the 2016 Healthy Masculinity Training Institute (HMTI) in Chicago, IL, which took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago. MCSR is the leading technical assistance provider for the Engaging Men and Boys grant. Through three days of discussions ...
26May 2016

Violence at Brü Chicago

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, an ALSO employee was made to feel unsafe at a neighborhood coffee shop, which we consider a violent experience. Upon recommendation from a co-worker, she went to Brü Chicago to drink coffee and study for an upcoming professionalization exam. During her 2+ hour stay, the shop’s owner, Alyona Udartseva, policed our ...
20May 2016

ALSO Trains Knoxville Team on Intersections of Violence

ALSO Trains Knoxville Team on Intersections of Violence
In mid-April, ALSO welcomed a multidisciplinary team from Knoxville, Tennessee to its office in Humboldt Park for a tailored two-day session focused on working with in-risk youth* and the intersection of community and intimate partner violence, areas in which ALSO specializes. The multidisciplinary team from Knoxville was comprised of YWCA Knoxville, Big Brother Big Sisters ...