Seeds of Change 2021: Our 40th Anniversary Celebration - Rooted in Radical Joy

Date

Saturday, March 20 2021 - 11:00 pm

Location

Virtual

Dear Community,

On behalf of Crossroads Fund’s Board and staff, thank you for making our virtual celebration Seeds of Change - Rooted in Radical Joy a success! We hope that you were able to find moments of radical joy throughout the three-days with Amy GoodmanJamila Woods and celebrating our awardees Brave Space AllianceGoodKids MadCity, and Chi-Nations Youth Council!

Thank you! 


 


 

Thank you to our 2021 Host Committee, Sponsors, Advertisers, Online Auction donors!

For more information, please contact Emmanuel Garcia at Emmanuel@crossroadsfund.org


 

We accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

 


BIDDING FOR CHANGE, NOT CHARITY

The Online Auction, featuring over 150 items closed on Friday, March 19, at 8pm (CDT)

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 – FRIDAY, MARCH 19

 

VIRTUAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

 

 Special Musical Performance JAMILA WOODS

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Special Guest AMY GOODMAN

 

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2021 AWARDS PRESENTATION

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2021 Awardees

RON SABLE AWARD FOR ACTIVISM

BRAVE SPACE ALLIANCE

 

Since 2017, Brave Space Alliance (BSA) has organized and uplifted trans and gender non-conforming people of color through community-sourced services, knowledge-sharing and advocacy while building toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples.  BSA is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us services and programming for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. BSA has strengthened the ecosystem of community care through the Crisis Delivery program and mutual aid program amid the global pandemic. They firmly believe in organizing through collaboration with the Black, Trans, and Gender-Nonconforming collective and the Trans Liberation collective.

 

DONALD F. ERICKSON SYNAPSES AWARD

GOODKIDS MADCITY

 

Founded in the wake of the Parkland, FL, shooting in 2018, GoodKids MadCity (GKMC) provides support to young people affected by shootings while pushing for policies that address the systemic causes of gun violence. GKMC has galvanized Chicago by being a leading voice in the demand to defund the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and consistently leading protests during the uprisings of 2020. GKMC developed the “Peace Book Commission'', which is a proposal to divert funds from CPD in order to cultivate practices of repairing harm in Chicago communities most affected by gun violence without resorting to the criminal legal system and provide more resources and opportunities to youth affected by gun violence.

 

LYNDA J. TIPTON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

CHI-NATIONS YOUTH COUNCIL

 

Chi-Nations Youth Council was created in 2012 and comprises a diverse group of youth and adults with a mission to create a supportive, open environment for Native Youth; raise awareness of cultural identity; and promote a healthy lifestyle through arts, activism, and education. They work towards this goal by strengthening community through avid volunteerism, fundraising, and traditional values. In Spring 2019, the Youth Council opened the First Nations Garden in Albany Park. Recently, the Youth Council has led campaigns for Black and Indigenous solidarity; removing white supremacist monuments, mascots, and depictions of Indigenous people; and stopping oil pipeline development through Indigenous lands.

 

 

ON OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY A SPECIAL THANK YOU 

TO OUR FOUNDERS FOR THEIR RADICAL VISION 

Lucy & Peter Ascoli

Margaret Atterbury

Kay Berkson

Ashley Bullitt

Susan Coleman

Jean Hardisty

Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm

Nancy Meyer

Bob Weissbourd

Ben Wolf

 

 
 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS 

 (As of 3.18.2021)

Leadership Circle: $7,540 and above

Resource Generation Chicago

Chicago Foundation for Women

Grand Victoria Foundation

Catalysts: $2,540 $5,039

John D'Emilio

Susan Eleuterio & Tom Sourlis

Dale & Ruth Fast

The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation

Irving Harris Foundation

McAlpine Consulting for Growth

Zach Huelsing & Jon Lehman

Pierce Family Foundation

Carleen Schreder

Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm

Visionaries: $1,040 $2,539

Arabella Advisors

Henry Cervantes

Mardge Cohen & Gordon Schiff

James & Megan Murray Cusick

Nancy A. Matthews & Lisa Frohmann

MacArthur Foundation

Jeanne Kracher & Laura McAlpine

Jon Quinn

Sara Spoonheim Amit & Yali Amit 

Elizabeth & Steven Young

Movers & Shakers: $740 $1,039

Kay Berkson

Martha Biondi

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture at UChicago

Alice Cottingham

David deVries

Janine Hoft & Linda Wagner

Robert Horton & James Perry

Barbara Kemmis

Skyler Larrimore

Ann Logue

Agnes Meneses

Nancy Myers

Leslie Ramyk

Peggy Shinner & Ann Tyler

Kimberly Wasserman

Stewards: $540 $739

Elizabeth Anderson

Gary Arnold

Wendy Brown

Shelley A. Davis & Omar McRoberts

Tracie Hall

Marv Hoffman & Rosellen Brown

Joey Mogul

North Star Fund

Amisha Patel & Neena Hemmady

Mony Ruiz-Velasco & Denise Poloyac

Sarah Best Strategy

Thomas Trauger

Eileen M. Willenborg

Thomas Wilson

Sponsors: $240 – $539

Mollie Anderson & Al Rosenberg

Lucy & Peter Ascoli

Isabella Badia Bellinger

Barbara Baumann

Becky Belcore & Chris Williams

Jim Bennett

Consuella Brown & Norma Seledon

Evette Cardona & Mona Noriega

Megan Carney

Ann Christophersen

Chicago Freedom School

Inhe Choi

Ann Cibulskis

Leslie Corbett Chenoweth

Andrew Deppe

Amina Dickerson

Riza Dionido

Sarah Duncan

Caronina Grimble

Theodora Cunningham

Erica Lynette Edwards

Jeffrey Edwards

Jill Eid

Barbara Engel

Denise Ferguson

Andrew Fernandez

Sunny Fischer

Friends of The Chicago Reporter

Michelle Goldberg

Norman & Linda Groetzinger

Beverly Groudine

Rhoda Rae Gutierrez & Jim Clark

HANA Center

Carole Hayse

Mia Henry

Jayne Hileman

Patricia Handlin

Sarah Hollenbeck

Becky Huinker

Kevin Irvine

Irene Juaniza & David Stovall

Alice Kim

Danbee Kim

Erica Knox

Nora Kyger & Bill Foster

LADhoc Accounting

Yishi Liang

Lisa Lee

Valerie Leonard

Sharmili Majmudar

Gordon Mayer

Mary F. Morten & Willa J. Taylor

NAKASEC

Kim Nguyen

Esther Nieves & Richard Garibay

NLG Chicago

Edith Njuguna

Christine Saxman

Margie Schaps

Bruce Scheff & Bridget Arimond

Mairita Smiltars

Lena Singer

Gia Super

Jan Susler

Alysia Tate

Levi Todd

Mike Tomas

Sharon Tseng

Robin Wold

Jaquelyn Zevin

 

HOST COMMITTEE

Makkah Ali*

Tony Alvarado-Rivera

Mollie Anderson* & Al Rosenberg

Emmanuel Andre*

Gary M. Arnold

Becky Belcore & Chris Williams

Jim Bennett & Terry Vanden Hoek

Evette Cardona & Mona Noriega

Megan Carney

Henry Cervantes*

Inhe Choi

Ann Christophersen

Alice Cottingham

James & Megan Murray Cusick*

Shelley A. Davis & Omar McRoberts

Cecile De Mello*

Lee Dewey*

Michelle Di Benedetto

Erica Lynette Edwards

Susan Eleuterio & Tom Sourlis

Roxana Enriquez*

Ruth & Dale Fast

Denise D. Ferguson*

Carolina Gallo

Jazmin Garcia

Sharlyn Grace

Rhoda Rae Gutierrez & Jim Clark

Tracie Hall*

Abbey Hambright & Ben Santos

Pat Handlin

Brenda Hernandez*

Janine Hoft & Linda Wagner

Kheira Issaoui-Mansouri*

Gabriel Jones

Susan Kaplan

Alice Kim

Danbee Kim

Julia Klein*

Erica Knox

Jeanne Kracher & Laura McAlpine

Nora Kyger*

Skyler Larrimore

Drae Laws

Rebekah Levin & Sophie Kaluziak

Cherie Lockett

Sharmili Majmudar

Lynn Meissner

Agnes Meneses*

Joy Messinger

Anjali Misra

Nancy Myers

Alan Paberzs

Amisha Patel & Neena Hemmady

Barbara Phillips

Jon Quinn*

Carbon Ratchford

Ireri Rivas*

Brittany Roque

Mony Ruiz-Velasco & Denise Poloyac

Muhammad Sankari*

Margie Schaps

Mary Scott Boria

Lena Singer

Debbie Southorn

Sara Spoonheim Amit & Yali Amit

Laura Stempel

Aisha Foluke Truss-Miller

Thelma Uranga

Tom Wilson

 

*Also a Crossroads Fund Board Member