Renewing the Call to Action for Illinois Black Communities

January 13, 2021 from 9:00am to 10:00am 

Last May, over 500 registrants participated in “A Call to Action for Illinois’ Black Communities”, a panel discussion organized by Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, Grand Victoria Foundation, Woods Fund Chicago, and the JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation. Recognizing the strong  interest in a deeper understanding of important issues facing Black people throughout the state, we have engaged Wilburn Strategic Solutions, Inc. to assist with determining whether and how to structure a contemporary advocacy organization that pursues racial equity and justice for Black people in Illinois. 

With a commitment to continued communications on this effort, we’d like to invite you to a webinar in the new year to share project status updates, explore early themes and opportunities, and provide a forum for learning and input.

To reduce the likelihood of this call being compromised you will need to register to join this call.

Connecting Philanthropy and Community 2021

February 26, 2021 at 6:00pm

Connecting Philanthropy and Community is CAAIP’s signature event and will recognize two leaders in the local philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, whose work exemplifies a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the black community. We are honored to welcome as our keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.

1st Friday Breakfast Meet-Up (Postponed Until Further Notice)

First Friday of Every Month I 8:30 AM to 9:30AM I Le Pain Quotidien – 20 N Michigan Ave

Come together with your fellow members for our monthly breakfast. No need to RSVP. 

Previous Events

In addition to the events listed below, you can view recordings of previous events here.

Archived Transcripts

2011 Lindsey Lecture Presented by Sprueill D. White

2010 Lindsey Lecture Presented by Deborah Harrington

2007 Lindsey Lecture Presented by Anna (Anne) Roosevelt

2006 Lindsey Lecture Presented by Aurie A. Pennick

2005 Lindsey Lecture Presented by Nicholas Goodban

2004 Lindsey Lecture  Presented by Cleo F. Wilson

2003 Lindsey Lecture Presented by Handy L. Lindsey Jr.