Panelist: The Black Politician: Who Is Working For Us?
September 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We heard 20th Ward alderman Willie Cochran’s words loud and clear at the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus fundraiser on July 25.
“They must not know we got gangsters in here.”
Cochran said this to the organizers who interrupted the Black Caucus cocktail hour in protest of the city’s plans for a $95-million police training academy on the West Side – a plan that received overwhelming support from the aldermen in City Council.
This left us wondering: What does it mean to be a Black politician in Chicago? And, are our Black politicians working for us?
Join us for our next installment of our TRiiBE Tuesday panel series on Sept. 11, 2018 as we discuss legacy Black leadership in Chicago and how Black millennials fit into the political landscape – especially as we approach election season.
KOFI ADEMOLA, Community Activist & Good Kids Mad City adult mentor