Silk Road Co-Founder Honored

Congratulations to Silk Road Cultural Center's Co-Founder and Co-Executive Artistic Director Malik Gillani on being named a 2021 Leader for a New Chicago! A total of 10 Chicago leaders were honored by the Field Foundation of Illinois, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The leadership awards, created in 2019, are part of Field’s ongoing investment in racial justice visionaries and organizations addressing systemic issues in Chicago’s historically underserved communities.

The other honorees are: Tony Alvarado-Rivera, Executive Director, Chicago Freedom School; Brandon “Chief Manny” Calhoun, Co-Founder, The Era Footwork Crew; Monica Lynne Haslip, Founder and Executive Director, Little Black Pearl; Maira Khwaja, Director of Public Strategy, Invisible Institute; Meida Teresa McNeal, Artistic and Managing Director, Honey Pot Performance; Grace Pai, Director of Organizing, Asian Americans Advancing Justice/ Chicago; Aislinn Pulley, Co-Executive Director, Chicago Torture Justice Center; LaSaia Wade, Founder and Executive Director, Brave Space Alliance; and Damon Williams, Co-Director, #LetUsBreathe Collective.

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Source: Village View South Suburban Edition

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