June 7, 2019

LIVE From Chicago: Fighting Hate

Although data on hate crimes is limited and often underreported, we know that hate crimes have been on the rise in the United States since the election of Donald Trump, in particular hate that targets people of color, religious minorities and the LGBT community. Chicago is one of over two dozen cities that experienced a decade-high number of hate crimes in 2018. For this LIVE In The Thick show at DePaul University, Maria and Julio are joined by two guests who organize against this very hate, Isabella Gomez, actress from Netflix's One Day at a Time and LGBT activist, and Ugo Okere, former alderman candidate for the 40th Ward in Chicago and organizer with Chicago DSA.

Special thanks to spoken word artist, Darius Parker with Kuumba Lynx for sharing his powerful words in this live show. 

ITT Staff Picks:
- How Chicago’s new democratic socialist city council members can change the city’s politics, from The Washington Post
- Seeking justice in Illinois after hate crimes, via Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
- Explaining the numbers behind the rise in reported hate crimes, from PolitiFact
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