Marking her first year in office, the Chicago Urban League launches episode seven of CULture Race and Equity–A Seat at the Table podcast with, a 30-minute conversation with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
In this episode, Foxx opens up about the challenges she faces in charging police officers in misconduct cases. She goes on to talk about spearheading what may have been the first mass exoneration in county history, announces a lawsuit against Uber, as well as answers questions about the roles activists, journalists and elected officials play in addressing social ills. She and journalist Dometi Pongo round the conversation off with a broader dialogue about gentrification and issues of racial equity in Chicago and Cook County.
Past guests of “CULture, Race & Equity – A Seat at the Table” include Police Board President Lori Lightfoot, St. Sabina Pastor Father Michael Pfleger, City Treasurer Kurt Summers, Movement for Black Lives activist Kofi Ademola and several others.
Chicago Urban League President and CEO Shari Runner’s goal for these curated conversations is for Chicagoans to learn about actionable solutions to racial inequity so that they can be a part of the movement to make meaningful, impactful change here in the city and within their own communities.
“One of the reasons we’re doing these conversations about race and equity is [to address] racial stereotypes, how we participate in this society, and what we have been able to gain as a result of being American citizens,” said Chicago Urban League President and CEO Shari Runner in the show’s first episode. “America was built by slaves…and we know that there is no other race or ethnicity that deals with their racial identity as much as African-Americans do.”
Episodes, broadcast at 6 a.m. every Monday morning, address income inequality, the wage gap, healthcare, public safety, economic disinvestment and police reform. Visit CULPodcast.com to see video segments. CULture, Race and Equity can now be found in iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play and all other platforms.
For more information about the Chicago Urban League’s podcast, contact Sabrina Greig at (773) 451-3508 or visit www.CULPodcast.com.