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Revitalizing the South Side 🏠 Creating transit-oriented development opportunities 🚆🚍 H@EndeleoINSTNST a@cmapillinoisois are investing in community-led development in Chicagmacfound.org/press/grantee-…xYRj
Thank you to everyone who joined us for today's #RethinkJailsChat on strategies for addressing racial equity in our criminal justice system. I hope those who’ve followed along found the chat informative and continue these conversations into the near future.
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What a great conversation we just saw in the #RethinkJailsChat! ⚖️ Thanks to our moderator @Jamiles for hosting, and to @safety_justice for organizing and highlighting why we must #RethinkJails.
A4: Community responder models coupled with investments in programs & facilities that address mental illness and/or substance abuse have shown promise in reducing jail populations while also strengthening communities by actually addressing underlying issues. #RethinkJailsChat twitter.com/Jamiles/status…
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A3: Racial disparities like this are present in jail populations across the country & with systems in place like cash bail, the disparities continue through incarceration, trial, and release. This is why our work must examine & change every facet of the system. #RethinkJailsChat twitter.com/Jamiles/status…
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A2: #CJReform must be inclusive and we can make that happen by uplifting the voices of those with lived experiences, working with local BIPOC organization leaders, & engaging with the communities that systems of oppression harm the most. #RethinkJailsChat twitter.com/Jamiles/status…
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A1: We work to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way our country thinks about & uses jails. As we continue to move this work forward, we're prioritizing strategies that promote racial equity & dismantle systems of inequity. #RethinkJailsChat twitter.com/Jamiles/status…
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Follow @Jamiles and #RethinkJailsChat today to take part in this Twitter chat at 1:00PM ET TODAY. Let’s discuss how to dismantle the long-standing systems of oppression in our criminal justice system and further our racial equity work.
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New on our @Medium page, we're highlighting the voices of Black MacArthur Fellows during #BlackHistoryMonth. 🖤🖤🖤 Browse through these powerful reflections, they resonate this month and every montmacfound.medium.com/uplifting-the-…g2nu
A conversation with MacArthur Fellow @StanleyNelson1 on his @netflix documentary, which looks at America's crack epidemic in the early 1980's. #MacFellow bit.ly/3sjaOuw via @KALW
TOMORROW: Join the #RethinkJailsChat, facilitated by @Jamiles, at 1:00PM ET to learn more about how the systemic racism in our criminal justice system harms our communities and ways we can employ racial equity strategies to dismantle it.
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Important work underway via @WMPglobal! They're in the running for a $100 million MacArthur grant in our #100andChange competition. 🦟 macfound.org/press/semifina…Ptwitter.com/WMPglobal/stat…c
“What we Mexicans have been forced to witness…is, without a doubt, one of the most chilling spectacles of contemporary horror.” MacArthur Fellow (#MacFellow) @criveragarza's latest work chronicles violence in Mexico. bit.ly/3dI3hkZ via @sightlinesmag1
The @CCSTechFacts #FederalPolicyBlueprint includes a graphic outlining the four key elements for federal #carboncapture, removal, utilization, transport and storage policy. Read about them in the Blueprint here: carboncapturecoalition.org/wp-content/upl…
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There has never been more urgency to increase transparency and hold technology companies accountable for their impacts on civil and human rights. To that end, check out the new, deeply researched Corporate Accountability Index and related essays from @rankingrights.👇twitter.com/rankingrights/…1
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What are the risks, opportunities and challenges posed by health surveillance during the #COVID19 pandemic? 🤔🦠 New report fro@ssrc_orgrg takes a deep dive into public health, data and justicebit.ly/3bzFJMtvY
Saving children with oxygen-therapy! Congrats to @MCRI_for_kids and @CHAI_health for being named finalists in @macfound’s #100andChange competition! #InvestinOxygen
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“That there was and will be a Black future.” MacArthur Fellow Deborah Willis' new book looks at the contributions of Black Americans in the Civil War. #MacFellow bit.ly/3kgRZW3 via @PhillyInquirer
With all that we experienced in 2020, we remain steadfastly committed to Chicago. MacArthur President @jpalfrey on our #ChicagoCommitment and how our grantees met the moment in 2020. ❤️❤️❤️ macfound.org/press/perspect…
Tomorrow, join this important conversation! ⚖️ #RethinkJailsChat twitter.com/safety_justice…
Yes! @NG_PristineSeas is in the running for a $100 million MacArthur grant through our #100andChange competition. 👇 macfound.org/press/semifina…Ztwitter.com/NG_PristineSea…5
Great listen! We are proud to also back anti-violence efforts in Chicago through the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities. 🎙️twitter.com/ChiTrust/statu…j
We published today my annual essay about our continued commitment to our home city of Chicago. Sending a big shout out and gratitude to all our grantees, investees, and partners who have risen up to meet the moment in 2020 and into 2021. twitter.com/macfound/statu…
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Read the entire piece here, and let us know what you think: macfound.org/press/perspect… #ChicagoCommitment
"We began 2021 with renewed dedication to reimagining a more just and equitable world. We renew, once again, our enduring commitment to our home city of Chicago." #ChicagoCommitment
"We are grateful to our partners for their immediate response to #COVID19 and ongoing commitment to serving our city and region, often stepping outside the bounds of their traditional work to meet the needs of their neighbors." #ChicagoCommitment
"Our goal in the Chicago region and across the globe is to have a transformative impact, in ways that center racial and ethnic equity...we will help to dismantle the structures and practices that uphold systemic racism." #ChicagoCommitment
With all that we experienced and learned in 2020, we remain steadfastly committed to Chicago and region we call home. New today on our website, MacArthur President @jpalfrey on our #ChicagoCommitment and how our grantees met the moment in 2020. ❤️❤️❤️ macfound.org/press/perspect…
We're honored to share a blog from @macfound on "Navigating Unfamiliar Territory to Get the Most from Evaluation". The blog, co-authored by Lynne Franco, introduces a case story on the MacArthur Foundation’s Approach to Evaluation and Learning. encompassworld.com/navigating-unf…
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Premiering virtually this week from @joffreyballet, "Bolero", their first major appearance since shutting down during the #COVID19 pandemic. 🩰 bit.ly/3dE8hr00 via@ChicagoMaggD
Illinois residents—beat those February blues with Free Days! 🦈 Megalodon hopes to sea you this Thursday. �fieldmuseum.org/freedaysYRl
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Tonight at @UChicago, a conversation with MacArthur Fellow Peter Sís on his latest children's book, which tells the story of a Holocaust hero. #MacFellow bit.ly/3jEACOB
Inside the pandemic paintings of MacArthur Fellow (#MacFellow) Nicole Eisenman, who "constructs figurative, narrative images filled with angst, jokes, and art-historical memory." 🎨 bit.ly/3pJMjVKG via@NewYorkerre
Wonderful to see two people in our community recognized! 👏👏👏@dawoudbeybey is a 2017 MacArthur Fello#MacFellowlow) a@tonikagjagj is a 2019 Leader for a New Chicagtwitter.com/ILhumanities/s…MEU
We hope you can join us tonight (2/22) for the premiere of “Pristine Seas: Power of Protection” at 8/7c on @natgeowild! This hour-long special follows our team as we seek out the ocean’s last wild places. @macfound #100andChange 📸@ManuSanFelixxyoutube.com/watch?v=kJpdMI…lG
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The US is facing an incarceration crisis in which Black Americans are being jailed at five times the rate of their white counterparts. Let's discuss the systemic racism that causes this crisis & ways we can change it in the #RethinkJailsChat on 2/25 at 1:00PM ET.
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“‘Van Gogh, Monet and @BisaButler. I can’t be mad at that lineup.” 🖼️ Representation at the@artinstitutechii:chicagotribune.com/entertainment/…P via@chicagotribuneeY
What a thread! Proud of the work that @jovialjoy is doing at @AJLUnited, this month and every month. 🧠🤖#BlackHistoryMonthttwitter.com/NatGeo/status/…o5
In case you missed it, MIE has a new board of directors! We're working with members + partners to use impact investing to collectively address COVID-19, racial inequity, climate change, + missioninvestors.org/news/mission-i… #impinv @macfound @WK_Kellogg_Fdn @baltcommfdn @COHealthFDN
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The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities was made specifically to support Chicago nonprofits working to make the city safer. ❤️ $1 million in grants available, applications accepted through March 1, 2021. 👇 safeandpeacefulchi.combQ
Inside the mission of this #100andChange finalist to safeguard and restore oceans! 🌊twitter.com/InsideNatGeo/s…8
👇 "These studies will focus on strengthening participation and discourse by marginalized voices, improving civic discourse during political conflict, and scaling citizen science audits of digital policies by humans and algorithms."twitter.com/natematias/sta…v
NEW THIS PAST WEEK: extended videos of the 2020 MacArthur Fellows! #MacFellow Take a deeper dive into the work of these creative and inspiring individuals: youtube.com/playlist?list=… 📈📱⚙️🧼🧬🧠🎭🚰🩺🖥️✍️🖼️🦠🧫⚖️🏠📜📖📕 t.co/7pMQeb1V85
#100andChange finalist @NG_PristineSeas is helping conserve oceans and benefit communities. 🌊 Here's how:macfound.org/press/perspect…P
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