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Research reports






The Vision for Drug War Reparations

The War on Drugs (WOD) has had devastating effects on Black communities in Illinois, and E.A.T. is calling for #ReparationsNow! The Vision for Drug War Reparations reviews the impact of the WOD and outlines the demands that must be met in order to win comprehensive reparations for the War on Drugs. It's time for #TheBigPayback!

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Survival Economies Report

Survival economies are where various forms of life-sustaining capital circulate within and between low-income neighborhoods. Created with Professor Nik Theodore from UIC College of Urban Planning, this report presents insights to help us better understand what unemployed Black people are doing to survive in Chicago. 

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Cannabis Equity Report

This report presents the key findings of an equity analysis on the cannabis industry in Illinois. The study was conducted by Equity and Transformation, Law for Black Lives, John Marshall Law School, and Northwestern Law School.

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Policy Analysis 

The Greater Lawndale Healthy Work (GLHW) Project, part of the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Healthy Work, is a community-based participatory research project that works in partnership with North Lawndale and Little Village (together forming the Greater Lawndale area) and the UIC School of Public Health. The GLHW Project was formed to better understand how work impacts community health and to identify community solutions to promote worker health.

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COVID-19 Life Kit

Equity and Transformation along with the support from other community groups and individuals have designed this “Life Kit” as a way to offer what we can to help anyone who may be struggling right now and provide them with useful information and resources to stay healthy.

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press and interviews

Since its founding, EAT has attracted media attention from major media outlets such as NPR, ABC News, Chicago Sun Times, and Crain’s. Our founder, Richard Wallace, has also received prestigious awards and fellowships from organizations such as Voqal, Open Society Foundations, and Roosevelt University.

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