Chicago Metro | Wisconsin | Indiana Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - May 26

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“Immigration Will Destroy Us” is the culmination of 3 years of research from ⁦@DefineAmerican⁩ looking at the impact, tactics & reach of anti-immigration narratives. Download the report to learn how these stories are shaping national conversations.

Photojournalists capture the truth of the world in their photographs. A new business model is hoping to revive this #art form and restore confidence in journalism.

We’re horrified to hear of the news of someone who was just trying to rest being brutally attacked and now remains in critical condition.

Ted Gerber was featured in @USATODAY: "'Cancel Culture' targets Russian history amid war in Ukraine, but to what effect?"

#Ukraine #UkraineWar

Two years ago today, George Floyd was alive. And he should be alive today. His murder reflects the systemic challenges we face as country and encourages us to continue to advocate for social justice. #closingequitygaps

Celebrating #AAPIHeritageMonth & the strong bond between the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities & some of the flora that can be admired up-close at @gpconservatory.

Our hearts mourn for all those killed & wounded by mass shootings & senseless violence across our nation & here in Chicago in recent months. Nobody should feel unsafe at school, at a grocery store, at a house of worship, or on the sidewalks of their community.

Second Helpings is a volunteer-powered organization. It would be impossible to #FeedIndy without volunteers.

Tonight we honored the volunteers that make it all happen, giving awards, and celebrating all their service makes possible for our community. Thank you. 💚

This week is Period Poverty Awareness Week! Period poverty is inadequate access to menstrual products, sanitation facilities, and adequate education. Our grantee, @GYRLSINTHEHOOD has a H.O.O.D Kits fundraiser to provide 50 girls with basic hygiene necessities. #EndPeriodPoverty

Thank you, @MerrillLynch and @BankofAmerica, for giving back through snack packs and baby kits last week for our agency partners, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston and @BlueCapCharity. #LIVEUNITED #Volunteer

Tchaikovsky’s take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet anchors a program led by @jamesgaffigan June 10-11, also featuring Mussorgsky’s fiery Night on Bald Mountain and violinist @lisabatiashvili as soloist in works by Chausson and Saint-Saëns.

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"My family thought we came from nothing and created our own success...It has taken me more than 40 years to understand the tremendous advantages that my family was afforded, simply because we are considered white." >>

Thank you for sharing, @CNPELou.

Our hearts go out to the families impacted by the shooting in Texas. As an organization committed to social justice & wellbeing for children and seniors in diverse communities, we call on elected leaders to enact the policies needed to create safer communities for all.

On #WorldOtterDay, you otter have your fur looking pawsitively perfect. 🦦

You might notice some changes around the giraffe habitat--lots of baby plants! Please be careful not to step on them while they're taking root.
Many thanks to Wild Ones, an organization that supports establishing native plant communities like ours!

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