All of us were greatly warmed by your presence. It was incredibly generous of you to spend an entire Saturday with us, passionately engaging with the panelists to discuss the nine issue areas,(Black Media, New Media, and Technology; Business Development and Opportunity; Crime and Violence; Education Access and Resources; Health; Joblessness and Housing; Politics; Spirituality, Religion, and the Black Church in the 21st Century; and Youth Engagement and Leadership Development), plaguing our community and identifying viable solutions to uplift and rebuild the community of African descent and “Save our Children”. We hope the experience was heart-warming and mystical because it certainly was for each of us.
Nonetheless, we hope that you will be a support in the following years to come. Your insight and contributions shaped the conversation about the issues facing our community.
It would be a pleasure for us if you would continue with your assistance to help the State of Black Chicago Congress become stronger and even better in the near future. Our mission is to mobilize intergenerational groups of leaders from all sectors of the community of African descent in order to develop a bold response to nine issue areas. We hope that you will pledge to involve more community leaders, continue working hard on the aforementioned issue areas, and participate in future meetings of our focus groups to implement the solutions that we discussed at the State of Black Chicago Congress.
We would like you take the post-event survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T9756YW and give us feedback about the panels and solutions presented. Also, please feel free to include a solution that you think is important to one of the issue areas.
In addition, if you have not done so already please go to our website at www.stateofblackchicago.org, and within the Contact Us section, please provide your contact information, and indicate which focus group you would like to join. Please look out for the announcements from the firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding the focus group meetings.
State of Black Chicago Congress Steering Committee