Seeds of Change 2017

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Join us in celebrating our fearless 2017 honorees.

Friday, March 31, 2017

At the Chicago Cultural Center

GAR Hall

77 East Randolph Street

Chicago, Illinois

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:30 p.m.

General Reception

Music, silent auction, buffet dinner and open bar

7:30 p.m.

Awards Presentation

9:30 p.m.

Event Concludes

 

Join us in celebrating our unapologetic 2017 honorees who are fearless in the face of injustice!

 

Ron Sable Award for Activism

Mariame Kaba and Project NIA

For over two decades in Chicago, Mariame Kaba’s leadership as a social justice educator was instrumental in bringing together a multiracial coalition of people organizing citywide, building movements through research, and creating innovative models for youth organizing. She has been instrumental in establishing organizations like Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team (YWAT), Chicago Freedom School, and Circles and Ciphers, among others. Project NIA, an advocacy center founded by Kaba, works to reduce the reliance on arrest, detention, and incarceration of youth by promoting the use of restorative and transformative practices.

 

Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award

Arab American Action Network (AAAN)

The work of AAAN over decades has defined resistance in the face of repression and xenophobia. They have fostered allyship with a multiplicity of communities, and developed strategies and tools to build leaders and empower the Arab American community. They have used research and data analysis, speakers‘ bureaus, know your rights education, family literacy, and direct action to strengthen the Arab community in Chicago, building its capacity to be an active agent for change.

 

Lynda J. Tipton Memorial Award for Social Justice

Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD)

Since 2012, OCAD has sounded the alarm of injustice towards immigrant communities. They have led bold campaigns to fight for families facing separation through immigration raids, detention, and deportation. Specifically, they advocate and organize with those who have been targeted as dispensable due to their criminal records. They have built solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives to organize across issues and educate communities about the intersection of incarceration and immigrant justice. 

 

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

$200 Sponsor includes 1 admission, opportunity to honor an activist, and program book listing

 

$375 Steward includes 2 admissions, opportunity to honor an activist, and program book listing

 

$650 Mover and Shaker includes 4 admissions, opportunity to honor an activist, quarter page advertisement, program book listing, and signage at the event

 

$1,000 Visionary includes 4 admissions, opportunity to honor an activist, third page advertisement, program book listing, and signage at the event

 

$2,500 Catalyst includes 6 admissions, opportunity to honor an activist, half page advertisement, program book listing, signage at the event, and opportunity to reserve a block of seats for you and your guests during the program

 

$5,000 Changemaker includes 8 admissions, opportunity to honor

an activist, full page advertisement, program book listing, signage at the event, and opportunity

to reserve a block of seats for you and your guests during the program

 

Silent Auction / Advertisement Opportunity

Buy an ad in our event display! The PowerPoint will run throughout the event, giving your ad high visibility amongst our 500 guests.

NON-PROFIT ADVERTISING ORDER FORM

BUSINESS ADVERTISING ORDER FORM

Make a gift to our silent auction, which is a vital part of the event. Your donation of goods and/or services to our silent auction will help us to ensure the growth of progressive organizations throughout the Chicago area.

Auction Donation Form

Host Committee (as of 2/20/2017)

 

HONORARY HOSTS

 

State Representative Kelly Cassidy

Senator Daniel Biss

Senator Cristina Castro

State Representative Sara Feigenholtz

State Representative Robyn Gabel

State Representative Theresa Mah

Cook County Clerk David Orr

Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

 

 

 

HOSTS

 

Tony Alvarado-Rivera

Lourdes Arias

Gary M. Arnold*

Becky Belcore

Lawrence Benito

Jim Bennett & Terry Vanden Hoek

Megan Carney

Henry Cervantes*

Inhe Choi & Guy Ward

Ann Christophersen

Cathy J. Cohen & Beth E. Richie

Megan Murray Cusick* & James Cusick

Michelle Di Benedetto & Dragos Visan

Susan K. Eleuterio* & Tom Sourlis

Ruth & Dale Fast

Denise Ferguson*

Teresa Garcia & Nelson Gonzalez

Roxana Gonzalez*

Rhoda Rae L. Gutierrez & Jim Clark

Neena Hemmady & Amisha Patel

Pat Handlin

Sally Havlis

Tasasha Henderson

Janine L. Hoft* & Linda Wagner

Robert Horton & James Perry

Margaret J. Hunter*

Kheira Issaoui-Mansouri*            

Barbara Kemmis & Gina Medalle

Alice Kim

Julia Klein*

Nora Kyger*

Sharmili Majmudar* & Laura Noah

Laura McAlpine

Omar McRoberts & Shelley Davis

Chirag Mehta & Rebecca Burwell

Agnes G. Meneses*

Cesareo & JoAnn Moreno

Mary F. Morten & Willa J. Taylor

Mona Noriega & Evette Cardona

Patricia O'Brien

Alan Paberzs*

Lisa Marie Pickens & Rima Malhotra

Christine Plautz 

Cristine Pope

Barbara Ransby & Peter Sporn

Alexia Rice-Henry*

Shelly Ruzicka & Luis Juarez

Margie Schaps & Jack Doppelt

Mary Scott-Boria   

Dick Simpson

Kandace Thomas

Thelma Uranga-Baca

Thomas J. Wilson

Elise Zelechowski

Jaquelyn Zevin

 

 

*Also a Crossroads Fund Board Member 

 

 

 

   

For more information, please contact Emmanuel Garcia at 773.227.7676 or Emmanuel@crossroadsfund.org

Crossroads Fund is a public foundation that supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area.