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Health, Recovery, and Mutual Aid

The pandemic illustrated that the harmful legacy of redlining in Chicago, unfortunately lives on, especially in environmental justice communities. Every reported risk factor for COVID-19 can be caused or worsened by environmental racism. From air pollution to poor housing stock, exposure of industrial chemicals to lack of access to healthy food, folks living in EJ communities are more at risk. The pandemic also showed us the importance of organizing and mutual aid as we came together to support each other in challenging times.

We work to address community health concerns by connecting folks to much needed resources including personal protective equipment, vaccines, referrals to resources, health related workshops, and a space to come together in community to process the emotional impacts of the pandemic. To view our upcoming events, click here.

Find information about the next vaccine drive on our events page, and learn how you can get involved by contacting our Health Equity Organizer, Adella Bass -

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