Humans of Chicago: Rita Alvarez and Kathryn Fitzgerald

Humans of Chicago: Rita Alvarez and Kathryn Fitzgerald

We marched for the Americans with Disabilities Act the week of March 10 to March 17, 1990. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom in Washington, DC. We marched with thousands of others, people with disabilities and their supporters–it was an awesome time. 

CSAC Member Highlight: Joshua Rawls

CSAC Member Highlight: Joshua Rawls

I would like for this community to have a strong understanding of how to get themselves from the consumer side of things to the director side of things–and for people to go from being an everyday resident to being a person who’s at the table contributing to decision-making in their environment. 

CSAC Member Highlight: Darryl Jenkins

CSAC Member Highlight: Darryl Jenkins

In 1969, my parents proudly became homeowners after the Fair Housing Act, signed on April 11, 1968, prohibited housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, and national origin. This is the community and neighborhood where I developed a multicultural perspective for community leadership and engagement to address health equity.

February Town Hall

February Town Hall

On February 8, 2023, C3EN and West Side United cohosted C3EN’s first town hall at Homan Square. Members of the community, researchers, medical students, and community leaders shared ideas, priorities, and concerns about chronic diseases in their communities in a lively conversation and brainstorming session.