2021 Public Training Series
A Civics Education Crafted for Chicago Organizers
The Chicago Votes bi-weekly training series includes community trainings meant to educate young organizers on vital elements of our legislative process, building your organizer toolbelt, and reentry for formerly incarcerated people.
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Storytelling in Practice
June 11th, 2:30-3:30pm
Pablo Mendoza, from Parole Illinois, will teach participants about the storytelling process and the ways storytelling is used to uplift Senate Bill 2333, Earned Discretionary Reentry.
The Landscape of Criminal Justice Legislation in Illinois
June 18th, 3-4:30pm
The sheer amount of legislation aimed at addressing the criminal justice system can be overwhelming, let alone understanding the nuances of each bill and its advocates and opposition. To make the task a little easier, Illinois State Senator Robert Peters will be explaining some of the politics surrounding criminal justice legislation.
Financial Freedom with Economic Security for Illinois
July 16th, 3-4:30pm
Led by Jenna Severson, the Communications & Digital Manager for Economic Security for Illinois, this training will focus on the reasons policymakers should stop “solving poverty” & start giving people money. Based in the understanding that “financial literacy” being a relic of a racist financial system, this training will be framed by the idea of financial freedom.