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Video: Fatima on her Civil Engagement Efforts

Fatima talks about the start of the Illinois Association of Hair Braiders (IAOHB), an organization where she is currently serving as President. Before this organization, hair braiding was not recognized as a profession in the state of Illinois, and law mandated that each hair braider have a cosmetology license. Now, hair braiders are able to […]

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Video: Imam Rufai – What would you say to prospective immigrants?

Imam Rufai

Imam Rufai talks about the importance of giving back to one’s home country.

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Video: Almaz Y. describes her challenges as a refugee

Almaz Y.

Almaz Y. describes the challenges she faced as a new refugee in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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Policy & Engagement

We are building a collection of content, drawn from our interviews with Africans in Chicago, around the themes of policy and civic engagement. When this content becomes available, you will find it here.

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