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  • 773 451 3524 office cwhittington thechicagourbanleague org MEDIA ADVISORY Chicago Urban League to Host Annual Black Film Fest Voter Registration Available each week at 5 00p m What In celebration of Black History month the Chicago Urban League will kick off its annual Film Fest tomorrow and every Tuesday in February This year s theme is Journey through Black History Connecting New and Past Generations Three documentaries will be shown that focus on racial stereotypes modern day slavery connection to the African Diaspora and activism See list of films in attached flyer Each viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with community thought leaders During the fourth week short films produced by four students in the Chicago Urban League s Student Development and Human Capital programs will be screened Prior to the start of each film a voter registration drive will take place from 5 00p m 6 00p m Chicago Urban League President and CEO Shari Runner will be registering voters Tuesday Feb 2 Other community leaders will be on hand to register voters each following Tuesday When February 2 9 16 and 23 at 6 00p m Voter registration 5 00p m 6 00p m Where Chicago

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  • Us Marketing Consent Events Litigation Press Releases Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions Support the Lawsuit Links Programs Center for Student Development Human Capital Entrepreneurship Housing Workforce Development IMPACT Leadership Development Program Careers Multimedia Digital Media Strategy nextTV Contact Policy Research Overview Strategies Office of Education Policy Current Studies Juvenile Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Overview Return to Headlines 1 25 Greater Cities

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  • federal and state employment programs and the rising death toll as gang battles escalate a group of youth legislators public officials and key agency leaders will tackle the impact of youth joblessness at a public hearing Solution to the CRISIS Youth Employment Blacks and Hispanics continue to be significantly behind with 47 percent of young Black men 20 24 and 20 percent of young Hispanic men jobless and out of school in Chicago This is compared to 32 percent nationwide and 31 percent in both New York and Los Angeles for Black men and 18 percent nationwide and in New York 27 percent and Los Angeles 14 percent for Hispanics The new data also shows jobless rates for youth 20 to 24 are concentrated with the highest on the South and West Sides and lowest on the North Northwest and Southwest sides of Chicago Hearing conveners the Alternative Schools Network Chicago Urban League Westside Health Authority Chicago Area Project Black United Fund of Illinois and Youth Connection Charter School will release a platform of policy steps that are urgently needed to address this crisis Former out of school high school students will present testimony to the panel of federal state and local public officials regarding the impact of youth joblessness WHO Youth Hearing Panelists include IL State Sens Mattie Hunter Dist 3 Kimberly Lightford Dist 4 Napolean Harris III Dist 15 IL State Reps Monique Davis Dist 27 Will Davis Dist 30 Ken Dunkin Dist 5 Marcus Evans Jr District 33 Mary Flowers Dist 31 La Shawn Ford Dist 8 Robyn Gabel Dist 18 Elizabeth Hernandez Dist 24 Camille Lilly Dist 78 Elgie R Sims Jr Dist 34 Cynthia Soto Dist 4 Arthur Turner Dist 9 Chicago s Department of Family and Support Services Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler Deputy Commissioner

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  • office CHICAGO Ill The Chicago Urban League Board of Directors announced today that Shari Runner who had been serving as the Interim President and CEO since June 1 2015 has been appointed to the position permanently After thoughtful evaluation and consideration the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors determined that the best candidate for the role was the person acting as interim CEO for the Chicago Urban League said Maria C Green Chairman CUL Board of Directors We are confident that Shari is the right person at the right time to drive the Chicago Urban League s growth strategies and build upon the services we ve been providing the community for nearly 100 years Prior to her appointment as Interim President and CEO Runner served as CUL s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Community Development since joining the organization in 2010 Before joining CUL Runner served as Vice President First National Bank of Chicago and earlier in her career worked for ABN AMRO Bank leading overnight trading and European Monetary System currency desks As a long time community advocate and charitable cause activist Runner also serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Gateways and served as the

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  • the state budget is far more than a long set of dollar figures on a piece of paper it s a blueprint for providing adequate revenue for priorities and making wise investments that will serve us all in the future Right now our legislators are failing us on all counts Delays in issuing a state budget are not that uncommon despite the Illinois Constitution requiring state lawmakers to pass a budget by May of each year However the current budget impasse lasting seven months presents major issues for many institutions that depend on state funding Founded almost 150 years ago Chicago State University CSU serves predominately African American students With a majority of students on financial aid CSU is a lifeline for students whose social and economic mobility are too often stifled The looming closure of CSU reinforces unacceptable inequities in our schools and continues to shortchange children of color It is unacceptable that under the threat of displacement our African American youth have to carry the burden of indecision in Springfield All the children of Illinois deserve a budget that invests in them and their future Following the back and forth during this budget cycle one sometimes wonders if the students at Chicago State University a significant part of our future workforce and leadership are being used as pawns in a high stakes prolonged political chess match between Governor Rauner the General Assembly and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Chicago State University s reserve funds have been depleting every day for the past seven months Its professors are doing their work each day Students show up to do their work each day Millions of taxpayers across the state contribute to Illinois economy each day Now it s the legislators turn They need to stop politicking and instead focus on working together

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  • Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Overview Return to Headlines 1 15 Chicago Urban Leagues Shares Public Feedback about Police Superintendent Selection Process On January 9 2015 the Chicago Urban League hosted a Public Input Session where community members directly addressed members of the Chicago Police Board as it moves to hire a new Chicago Police Department Superintendent Hundreds of concerned citizens packed the auditorium

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  • Media Strategy nextTV Contact Policy Research Overview Strategies Office of Education Policy Current Studies Juvenile Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Overview Return to Headlines 1 15 Chicago Urban League Releases Statement on Police Shooting of Cedrick Chatman The videotape showing the fatal shooting of unarmed 17 year old Cedrick Chatman at the hands of a Chicago Police Department officer serves as yet another example of why legislation is needed to improve transparency and accountability from the CPD Chatman s death is a tragedy that along with too many other similar occurrences underscores the need to strengthen the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement Due to a long history of systemic misconduct the African American community understandably does not trust the CPD to police itself nor does it trust the Cook County s State s Attorney or the Independent Police Review Authority to enforce justice on behalf of its black constituents As we await the findings and recommendations from the U S Department of Justice investigation into the CPD we know that the voice of our community must continue to be heard in order to hold people accountable and

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  • RELEASE Jan 8 2016 CONTACT Paula Thornton Greear 773 451 3536 office 773 892 5427 cell Chelsea Whittington 773 451 3524 office Chicago Urban League Moves Community Input Session to Kennedy King College Due to Growing Public Interest in CPD Superintendent Selection Process CPD Superintendent Documents Chicago IL Growing public interest in the Chicago Police Department CPD Superintendent selection process has resulted in organizers moving the Community Input Session to a larger venue Chicago Urban League representatives announced today that the forum will be held at Kennedy King College Auditorium 740 W 63 rd St Chicago IL 60621 Tuesday January 12 2016 at 6 30p m Doors open at 5 30 p m Community members will be given the opportunity to directly address members of the Chicago Police Board as it moves to nominate three candidates for CPD Superintendent for consideration by Mayor Emanuel Further information regarding the selection process may be found at thechicagourbanleague org The public is encouraged to share their recommendations on what attributes they would like to see in the new superintendent as well as what issues they feel are most important for the new superintendent to address once he or she takes office CUL will

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