Grassroots Partnerships for Global Change

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Rooted in the Power of Communities

Since 2002, the Chicago-based Goldin Institute has inspired, equipped and connected grassroots leaders in over 40 countries to lead community driven social change.

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    GATHER Alumni - August 06, 2019
    GATHER Global Fellows Lissette Mateus Roa (Colombia), Diana Alaroker and Geoffrey Omony (Uganda) are joined by Dr. Theresa Betancourt for a conversation about mitigating trauma for former child soldiers.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 25, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellows attended the panel discussion “Black and Brown Lives in Green Spaces: Race and Place in Urban America” at the DuSable Museum.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 24, 2019
    On July 24, a delegation of Chicago Peace Fellows presented their work to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a coalition of more than 40 Chicago philanthropies and donors who have provided grants to community groups trying to reduce violence.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 23, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellow Robert Beikman and his organization, Alternatives to Incarceration Collaborative, took a group of youths involved in his restorative justice program to Indianapolis to learn about the 10 Point Coalition and the work they do to tackle the issue of violence in their city.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 16, 2019
    On July 16, the Peace Fellows met with Alderman Walter Burnett of the 27th Ward to explore how grassroots leaders can best connect and collaborate with their elected representatives.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 08, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellows explore the Principles of Kingian Nonviolence at special training with the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows Gloria Smith and Sokoni Karanja share an update from the 2019 Family and Youth Peace Day, one of eight projects the Chicago Peace Fellows collaboratively designed and supported to put our principles and insights into practice to build peace over the summer.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - June 19, 2019
    The Chicago Peace Fellows visited the Field Museum of Natural History on June 19, 2019, for a guided tour of the "Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman" and discussion on the theme of the Role of Race and Representation in Peace Building with museum staff.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - June 18, 2019
    On June 18, 2019, the Chicago Peace Fellows met with Derrick Faulkner and Art Richardson from the Chicago Park District to explore collaborations for peace building and violence prevention over the summer.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - June 14, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellow Maria Velazquez invited her peers to join the street festival for members of the Little Village community and tour the Telpochcalli Elementary School.