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Saturday, September 28 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Street CRED

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Is creating economic opportunity the answer to reducing gun violence?

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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Mckesson is a prominent activist with the Black Lives Matter movement and an outspoken voice against police violence. He began working against police violence during the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri. In 2015, Mckesson co-founded Campaign Zero, a policy initiative aimed at ending... Read More →

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Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Duncan served as U.S. secretary of education from 2009 to 2015 under President Barack Obama. Previously, he served as CEO of Chicago public schools and ran the Ariel Education Initiative, a nonprofit that works to create educational opportunities in economically disadvantaged areas... Read More →
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Bilal Evans

Green ReEntry Coordinator for the Inner-City Muslim Action Network
Evans has served for nearly 10 years with the nonprofit Inner-City Muslim Action Network’s Green ReEntry program, which provides life skills training and housing to formerly incarcerated individuals and high-risk youth, and pairs older men who have done time with at-risk younger... Read More →
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Tarik Wilson

Participant at Chicago CRED
Wilson is a 26-year-old participant at Chicago CRED and member of Chicago’s Inner-City Muslim Action Network, and he is studying electrical trade. He was raised in Chicago’s Bronzeville community by a single mother.

Saturday September 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church