C.L.I.C.K. for Justice and Equality is an agent of change alerting our social community of injustices and inequalities among the underserved, disadvantaged, and disenfranchised individual or group. A disadvantaged or disenfranchised person or group is anyone who is socially, culturally, and politically deprived of or oppressed from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Change takes place through our legislative body of Senators and State Representatives, not from the Judicial bench.
June 14, 2013
Elders Line-Up to Teach Young Males How to Be A Strong, Positive Black Man; Michelle Alexander Gives One of the Best Speeches of the 21st Century; Rites of Passage Conference in Baltimore; Summer Saturday University
Dr. Gregory Primus - Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
State Representative Elgie Sims -34th District
Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele - 2nd District
State Representative Andre Thapedi -32nd District
Every young Black man in America should be at this ceremony. Young Black men must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, pastor or mentor. This event is open and free to everyone, with or without a young Black man. Chicago State University is the place to be for young Black men on June 29, 2013. All young Black men attending should wear a shirt and tie. Dress to excel!!! Admission by free ticket only. Please call 773.285.9600 for free tickets or for more information.
The Black Star Project
Occupy The Streets of Chicago
Father Michael Pfleger
Faith Community of Saint Sabina
Friday, June 21, 2013
7:00 pm - 500 free t-shirts at 6:00 pm
78th Place and Throop (1250 west)
We invite people throughout Chicago to stand up and declare their commitment to occupy our streets this summer to bring about Peace!
Call St. Sabina at 773.483.4300
Call The Black Star Project at 773.285.9600
The National Rites of Passage Institute's
2013 Youth and Community
Friday, July 19, 2013 through Sunday, July 21, 2013
at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The gathering, which is themed "Exploring Our Passage to Purpose", will bring together 200-300 youth participants, adult youth advocates, and the foremost experts and scholars on rites of passage in North America. This gathering will showcase the learning of over 30 years of employing rites of passage in different settings, as well as, celebrate the accomplishments, benefits, and results of Rites of Passage (ROP) as a strategy for youth and community development in the United States and Canada.
The unique weekend experience will allow the intergenerational participation of youth, practitioners, parents and scholars to engage with one another on a variety of issues facing youth and communities and how they have employed the strategy of rites of passage and culturally specific programming to make a difference. By sharing stories, experiences, and best-practices they will learn new ways to support youth and be inspired to return home with a new sense of purpose to implement the Rites of Passage process as they work to make their community and programs better.
This video should be the most watched video on Youtube! This video is the answer to the why we need change in society, in America, in the world. If this video get's to it's peak, the world will inevitably be on it's way to change! MLK would be proud of Michelle Alexander! I know I am!
Karen Glover Burkett
I am so very happy that she called it redesign and saying she was against this kind of thinking. I am so glad she has awaken and taking action. I love this video.
It's not just urban school districts, like Detroit, Ecorse and Pontiac, that are operating with deficits, state School Superintendent Mike Flanagan told legislators Thursday morning.
Fifty-five districts, including Mt. Clemens, Brighton, Pinckney and White Cloud, are spending more money than they're taking in and are subject to state review.
It's the largest number of deficit-ridden schools the state's seen, Flanagan said.
"Some may have experienced an enrollment decline over the summer, or maybe you don't have a good financial person," Flanagan said. "Sometimes there are boards that don't want to make the tough decisions and they have assumptions in their budgets that just aren't reasonable."
He told legislators on a joint House and Senate Appropriations subcommittee that if he had his way, there would be countywide school districts and he would have the authority to dissolve districts that clearly weren't emerging from deficit.
Such is the case in the Buena Vista school district, which temporarily closed its doors in May because it had run out of money.
"The world is full of critics and we need playwrights," he said. "Why don't you give us a county system to look at. We're not capable or have the staff to do something like that. I would welcome you guys telling me what laws and what procedures we have to change."
TEAMDAD Launches An Indiegogo Campaign Entitled: The Father Factor
May 28, 2013 Barrington, IL -
WHAT - TEAMDAD launches The Father Factor Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to put proven fatherhood resources into public schools around Illinois and across the nation. "Perks" range in price from $2 to $5,000. The three year goal is to provide 500,000 dads of students in public schools, with proven fatherhood resources. Every $100 raised puts a Great Dad Starter Kit, which provide five dads with copies of: - the award winning, national best-seller Be A Better Dad Today! by The Honorable Gregory W. Slayton, - the What My Father Means To Me guide including 24 essays and the 7 session ICAN's framework (Involvement, Consistency, Awareness, and Nurturance), - the TEAMDAD Self Assessment Tool worksheet to provide some immediate feedback on four areas of fathering: Financial, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual, and - the TEAMDAD Great Dad's Coin, which can be carried daily or displayed at work or home to serve as a 24-7 reminder about being a great dad.
WHEN - starting today and through Saturday, June 22, 2013
WHY - Research shows 4 out of 10 or and estimated 24,000,000 children are growing up today in father-absent homes. Children from fatherless homes are more likely to live in poverty, drop out of school, use/abuse drugs and alcohol, become teen parents commit suicide, commit crimes and become incarcerated. TEAMDAD - is a social business venture with a double bottom line. The first is to have a social impact as noted above. The second is to be a successful self-sustaining business. Peggy Hirsch is president of TEAMDAD LLC, a woman-owned social business venture, whose primary purpose is to inspire and equip men to be great dads. "We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. The research is clear: children thrive when they have an involved father-someone who is present financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually." said Peggy, "We inspire and equip men to be more involved fathers and father figures."
This summer, ensure that your children excel in their learning at a Saturday University. Saturday University is one of the newest and most effective educational concepts in America for educating students of color. It is family- and community-driven education at its best. As many/most Black children in American schools are failing academically, the only way to successfully educate them is with the support and actions of their parents, families and communities. Register now for one of our 20 free Chicago-area Saturday Universities beginning now.
Please Call 773.285.9600 to register.
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