Resilience News & Events

Letter Writing Event in Support of Patrick Johnson and Tewkunzi Green 1/14/20

The state of Illinois is currently imprisoning survivors of sexual violence, for actions they took for their own protection. We invite you to join us as we support Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Love & Protect in campaigning for the clemency of two imprisoned survivors: Patrick Johnson and Tewkunzi Green. It is incredibly important to highlight the widespread community support for their release. We ask that you join us in writing letters of support. Please see below for details about upcoming letter writing events at Westside Justice Center, CGLA, and Resilience as well as more information about how you can send letters of support:
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Resilience on the Rick Kogan Show 1/5/20

Resilience was mentioned on After Hours W/ Rick Kogan on January 5, 2020, in a segment about an upcoming discussion of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning taking place at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Resilience will have a table at the event and will provide safe people for audience members who may need support during the discussion. Event details are below. To listen to the full show, click here: //wgnradio.com/2020/01/05/after-hours-w-rick-kogan-01-05-19-museum-of-broadcast-communications-upcoming-discussion-on-r-kelly-and-former-director-tells-all-about-his-recent-book/.

Surviving R. Kelly – A Discussion about the Lifetime Documentary
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 N State St. Chicago, IL 60654

Surviving R. Kelly – A Discussion about the Lifetime Documentary with Jim DeRogatis (WBEZ) & Mary Mitchell (Sun-Times). Moderated by Maudlyne Ihejirika (Sun-Times). Copies of Mr. DeRogatis’ book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” will be available for purchase at the event.

Resilience in Chicago Tribune 12/10/19

Resilience’s Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was quoted in an article published in the Chicago Tribune on December 10, 2019. Resilience’s Director of Advocacy Services Mariá Balata raised the issue covered in the article to the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, which spurred a statewide conversation and led to the bill featured. To read the full article, click here: http://digitaledition.chicagotribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=17582a5f-2cd1-4f04-a2a9-a8786b0caee0.