My dad’s family escaped the Nazis in the late 1930s, so it was understood that sitting on the sidelines wasn’t ever going to be an option.
North Lawndale is where I witness beautiful gardens and architecture that could outrival anything my younger self could imagine. It’s also where I witnessed the aftermath of the MLK assassination, young sisters and brothers dressed regally in their Black Panther uniforms, and the shooting of my mother at the age of nine.
Happy New Year from the Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network! We’re thrilled by the developments of our first year and eagerly anticipate new insights and progress in our search for community based solutions for health equity in 2023.