Recipient of our Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Award Established In Honor of Michael W. Ferro Jr.

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Headshot of Ather, who is Asian, smiling, wearing a navy suit and checkered bowtie. He is wearing thick clear-framed glasses.

A look back on our incredible guests of 2020

Red text: women’s history month, the Advancing Leadership edition, framed in 14 photos of women of various ages and races and disability.
Red text: women’s history month, the Advancing Leadership edition, framed in 14 photos of women of various ages and races and disability.

Members Briefing Recap

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A hand holding a pencil above a map of Illinois.

What is redistricting?


A recap of our End-of-Year event

Watch the video: Advancing Power and Influence

Too Pretty for Some Ugly Laws


2021 in giant pink and purple text and a graphic of colored paint-like illustrations of the headshots of all 16 fellows.
2021 in giant pink and purple text and a graphic of colored paint-like illustrations of the headshots of all 16 fellows.

What Gives Us Power


Apply to win our Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Award Established in Honor of Michael W. Ferro Jr.

The top half of a young woman’s face looks up at a chalkboard with entrepreneur-related words written all over it in chalk.
The top half of a young woman’s face looks up at a chalkboard with entrepreneur-related words written all over it in chalk.


Disability Justice in the Fight for Racial Equity Day 4 Recap

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Six individual side-by-side smiling headshots framed by pink, purple, and orange blocks across the top and bottom.
Left to right: Congresswoman Pressley, Rebecca Cokley, Candace Coleman, Lydia X.Z. Brown, Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán, Danyelle Solomon

“This conversation quite literally has made my year.”


Disability Justice in the Fight for Racial Equity Day 3 Recap

2 headshots. Rachel: white, brown hair, a black blazer. Candace: black, long black cornrows, red blazer. Both smiling.
2 headshots. Rachel: white, brown hair, a black blazer. Candace: black, long black cornrows, red blazer. Both smiling.
Rachel Arfa (left) and Candace Moore (right) each pose in front of the Chicago flag in these professional headshots
Watch Setting an Equity Agenda now

Conversation Highlights

Change Against The Machine


Disability Justice in the Fight for Racial Equity Day 2 Recap

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Illustration of Leroy. Xavier poses in a suit. Dior speaks into a mic. Benji poses with sass. Jae smiles on a sunny day.
Left to right: Leroy Moore (an artist’s rendering), Xavier Ramey, Dior Vargas, Benji Hart, and Jae Jin Pak
Watch now — Building Intersectional Movements

Conversation Highlights

Powerful Poetry


Disability Justice in the Fight For Racial Equity Day 1 Recap

L to R: purple bar, Derrick, pink bar, Jared, orange bar. Derrick is black, bald, smiling. Jared is white, blond, relaxed.
L to R: purple bar, Derrick, pink bar, Jared, orange bar. Derrick is black, bald, smiling. Jared is white, blond, relaxed.
Left: Derrick Dawson; Right: Jared Sprowls
Watch now—From Access to Liberation: Race and Disability, Racism and Ableism

Conversation Highlights

Intersectional Historical Figures Involved In the Disability Rights Movement

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