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WHAT WE'RE WORKING FOR

campaigns & programs

GUARANTEED INCOME pilot project

In support of the movement to cycle funds from the police to our communities, this program will provide $500 per month to 50 to 55 post-incarcerated residents of Garfield Park.

 

According to Chris Hughes, a cofounder of the Economic Security Project, “The American economy is plagued by instability and fragility, much of it caused by staggering levels of inequality.” A guaranteed income, Hughes argues, could help build a more resilient economy and country.

 

Your donations can help us reduce poverty and create opportunities to prevent reoffending. As a result, we can build a safer Garfield Park

 

Equitable access to the opportunities that come with cannabis legalization is written into Illinois legislation, but the cannabis dispensary lottery’s results underrepresent Black and Latinx owners.

 

Navigating the application process for a dispensary license? Want to stay informed on Illinois legislation and get to know other community members who care about equity for the law and business of cannabis? Attend a Chronic Conversation event.

 

Add your name and voice: Hold the state of Illinois accountable for equitable licensing for Black and brown cannabusiness owners

cannabis equity

 

produce protest

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EAT is part of a coalition that provides subscription boxes of fresh produce to people who live in food deserts—areas where people struggle to access healthy and affordable food.

 

Live on the West Side? Join us at one of the locations below to receive your monthly produce box:

 

  • Summer 2020–Fall 2020

 

 

Thank you to our partners—all POC-led:

 

  • 40 Acres

  • Chicago Food Policy Action Council

  • DuSable Ancestral Farms

  • Farm Plug

  • Premium and Hi-Tech Consulting

  • Sweet Potato Patch

  • Urban Growers Collective

 

Breathe Act Illinois—the Illinois extension of the Breathe Act—provides for state-level reforms in the areas of policing, criminal justice, sentencing, drug policy, and incarceration. With support from the Movement 4 Black Lives, EAT will present this policy during the November 2020 session of the state legislature.

 

Support the Breathe Act Illinois and help us reform policing, criminal justice, sentencing, drug policy, and prison.

Tell Illinois legislators that you support the Breathe Act Illinois.

 

Learn more about the Illinois Breathe Act.

breathe act illinois

 

freedom summer

With the support of the Movement For Black Lives, more than 190 fellows across eight states organized to build capacity and infrastructure with Black-led organizations, working on campaigns to defund the police and jails and to invest in Black communities.

 

Fellows conduct community outreach on Chicago’s West Side and in Joliet. Our fellows include:

  • Derrick Burris

  • Mendai Davis

  • Anaiah Edmond

  • Dwight Gladney

  • Charles Hairston

  • Shabazza Hameed

  • Kassandra Harris

  • Samantha Johnson

  • Solomon Johnson

  • Angelo Leslie

  • Brittany McCoy

 

 

Read what our fellows are up to.

  • Stacey Payton

  • Josiah Plummer

  • Branden Robinson

  • Brionna Sangas

  • Davon Serrano

  • Angela Sutton

  • Alontay Waheed

  • Darrice White

  • Solomon Woods

  • Will R. Wright

 

EAT has partnered with Headcount to register voters in our home communities.

voter registration

 

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