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A four-time national award-winning lawyer, mediator, advocate, and lecturer with over 20 years of experience, Todd Belcore is a change agent serving communities in Illinois. He is the founder of a nonprofit focused on using policy, legal and technical assistance to disrupt systems of injustice. Belcore uses his resources to help people. Aside from his nonprofit,…

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Angela Bassett

Despite some progress in recent years, women and minorities are still disproportionately underrepresented in the entertainment industry. Movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up have only magnified the industry’s glaring representation problem. Actress and activist Angela Bassett echoed similar sentiments on the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry during an April keynote on inclusion…

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On Thursday, May 11, Music Makes Me Happy hosted its 11th annual activist gathering, a unique platform which brings together artists and organizations who inspire social change through art and music. The 501c3 nonprofit was founded by Joshua Dingle after he noticed there was a lack of events that acknowledge artists’ philanthropy artists within their communities.…

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  Todd Belcore and Emile Cambry “Ideas with Action” and “Create. Social. Change.” are the taglines that childhood friends and entrepreneurs Todd Belcore and Emile Cambry came up with when they produced the inaugural Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, a three day festival that took place this past October. The Chicago International Social Change…

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