Facilitating Collective Impact: Building the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health


The Chicago-based Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health (CIMH) aims to foster a collaborative, community-based and research-informed initiative that is a partnership between individuals regardless of immigration status, mental health practitioners, community organizers, researchers, advocates, and allies. As Co-Founder of CIMH, Dr. Ferrera will discuss the impetus of its formation and the ways in which the … Continue reading Facilitating Collective Impact: Building the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health

Bridges Not Walls: Building Leadership, Power and Equity For All


ICIRR Policy Symposium The symposium is the culmination of ICIRR’s member engagement process, which identified broad issues for potential advocacy. This event will bring together member organizations, allies, and key stakeholders to define our 2020 policy priorities and how to achieve them. Featuring keynote speaker Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration. … Continue reading Bridges Not Walls: Building Leadership, Power and Equity For All

Bring Chicago Home: A Solution to Chicago’s Homelessness Crisis


Roughly 86,000 Chicagoans are experiencing homelessness and a solution is clear: a dedicated revenue stream to expand housing subsidy programs and supportive services. Join members of the Bring Chicago Home coalition in a conversation on addressing Chicago’s homelessness crisis. Seminar Date and Time Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT Location 1735 … Continue reading Bring Chicago Home: A Solution to Chicago’s Homelessness Crisis

Priorities of Adverse Community Experiences, Trauma, and Resilience in Greater Englewood


The Englewood and West Englewood (Greater Englewood) communities on the South Side of Chicago experience disparities in health outcomes and low life expectancies. Structural violence and trauma are associated with poor health outcomes. The Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACE/R) framework is a useful tool to engage low-income communities experiencing structural violence, trauma, and community … Continue reading Priorities of Adverse Community Experiences, Trauma, and Resilience in Greater Englewood