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6pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018

#290 Charlene Carruthers, BYP100

Charlene Carruthers, BYP100 National Director, will discuss her upcoming debut book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement. Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. Charlene will also discuss BYP100’s local organizing work and her experience in social justice movements across the world.

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Charlene Carruthers, BYP100

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6pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Entrepreneurial Journeys: Black Women Activating Tech

Join us on Feb 28th as we host a community event at the Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation with Colony 5, a cohort of neighborhood-based entrepreneurs who are identifying ways that technology can support their business. Our panel, Entrepreneurial Journeys: Black Women Activating Tech, will highlight the stories and experiences of four black women founders in Chicago.

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Entrepreneurial Journeys: Black Women Activating Tech

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Introducing the Chi Hack Night & City Tech Black History Month Speaker Series

Introducing the Chi Hack Night & City Tech Black History Month Speaker Series

Feb 2, 2018 by Sonja Marziano , Derek Eder

For the month of February, we will celebrate Black History Month at Chi Hack Night featuring presentations from Alvyn Walker from Leave No Veteran Behind, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Fabian Elliott of Black Tech Mecca, Charlene Carruthers of BYP100 and Colony 5. We hope you will join us!

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