Standing Up for Justice Award

These organizations are being recognized for demonstrating a deep commitment to improving the lives of young people, working families, immigrants, people of color, and other marginalized communities. We are proud to award these organizations and individuals for their dedication towards standing up for justice!

The UndocuBlack Network (UBN) is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access resources and contributes to transforming the realities of our people so that black individuals are thriving and living their fullest lives.

The UndocuBlack Network’s mission is twofold: 1) to “Blackify” this country’s understanding of the undocumented population and 2) to facilitate access to resources for the Black undocumented community. Ultimately, UBN’s vision is to have truly inclusive immigrant rights and racial justice movements that advocate for the rights of Black undocumented individuals, provide healing spaces, and kinship to those with intersecting identities.

The Korean American Bar Association of Chicago (KABA) is a nonprofit professional organization of attorneys and law school students established in 1993. KABA provides a networking resource to its members and serves the community by hosting professional, educational, community and social events throughout the year. It also sponsors a free legal clinic in conjunction with the Korean American Community Services. KABA and its 400+ members are committed to leadership, community and service.

Established on April 4th 1969, the Korean United Presbyterian Church of Chicago goes above and beyond for the immigrant community through their faith, compassion, and love. You can view their website in both English or Korean!

The Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (IFC) is a coalition that invites Illinois 501c3 organizations with a mission to advance the rights and well-being of immigrants and refugees, and/or programming that is focused on them to apply for grant funding.

Awardees

Updated on 2018-04-25T10:34:01+00:00, by Yongho Kim.