When hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Chicago in 2006 to protest unjust immigration laws, Crossroads Fund’s grantees were there. We support groups that have grown over the years to take leadership roles in immigrant rights organizing, like the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center and the United African Organization, as well as emerging leaders like the Immigrant Youth Justice League.
Five years into our Youth Fund for Social Change, we remain humbled and inspired by the many young people who are taking a stand and transforming systems that harm them and their peers. Over the past five years, we have seen young people advocate for a trauma center in their neighborhood, engage their elders to break cycles of violence, come out as “undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic,” and work to empower homeless LGBT youth, among other issues.
On October 26th, 2011 Crossroads Fund was honored to host author and activist Erica Sagrans, editor of the book "We Are Wisconsin," for a Reading Change discussion of new strategies in labor organizing. She was joined by Leah Raffanti of Chicago ACTS, Elvis Mendez of Warehouse Workers for Justice, and Linda Haluska of OUR Walmart.
Their conversation was broadcast by CAN-TV, and you can watch the video below.
Enjoy an evening of local, sustainable and fair trade food, drink and fashion!
Crossroads Fund and Mata Traders invite you to enjoy an evening of local, sustainable and fair trade food, drink and fashion at the Mata Traders Trunk Show!
Weds. May 2nd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
5215 N Ravenswood Ave., Suite 112., Chicago IL
Free and open to the public!
Crossroads Fund's 30th Anniversary Celebration was a fantastic night of music, food and social justice. More than 500 people came out and raised over $100,000 to support grassroots groups working for racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area, and we celebrated some of the incredible organizations, movements and individuals who are organizing for justice in our city.