This Is What Chicago Sounds Like

As Executive Director of Common Ground Foundation, Leslie works to support young folks through art, social impact, leadership and education…

Lina Fritz provides identity affirming, culturally relevant coaching and guidance to young students in Chicago.

As a prevention educator, Maggie Arthur believes in the importance of validating the experiences of young people…

Jamila Parham created The Tech Unicorn as a way to create space for diverse voices working in tech and beyond…

The educator, scholar and activist talks euphoria, hip hop and imagining change…

Affinity Community Services Exec. Director talks Chicago dogs, falling in love, and working to be more thoughtful about intersectionality…

DJ and Producer Ariel Zetina She talks curating spaces sustainable success, and Chicago Acid House

Xavier talks liberation, building trust, and teaching concrete skills for a system outside of oppression…

LaSaia Wade, Executive Director of Brave Space Alliance, talks Black Queer identity, survival methods, and the strength of Chicago organizers…

Reunion Co-Founder Elijah McKinnon talks prioritizing LGTBQ+ folk, the gratitude of service, and imagining new worlds.


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