Census 2020 *POWER HOUR*, CIMA Fundraiser, & #RightToRecovery
Above is SoapBox's latest project on this year's Census! Watch and learn about the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights' (ICIRR) work on ensuring all communities are counted. The 2020 Census is a headcount done every ten years by the U.S. government and the Census Bureau that determines where resources go. It's how the government determines the amount of funding and political power communities receive. An accurate count is immensely important, particularly to vulnerable and disenfranchised groups that are historically undercounted, thus receiving less resources and representation. Federal Law protects our privacy as census takers, including immigrants, refugees, and the undocumented.
Help SoapBox, ICIRR, and our partner organizations amplify the Census 2020 project today on social media! Retweet/post, share, comment, and like the Census 2020 video on all social media @SoapBoxPO between 11-12p CST today!
Fundraiser for Chicago Independent Media
We're happy to be a part of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (AKA CIMA, “see-muh”), curated by the Chicago Reader! Facing drops of revenue as high as 85 percent, 43 independent Chicago media outlets have joined forces to raise funds in a monthlong campaign now UNTIL JUNE 5th. The website offers the option to donate one amount to be split among all of the outlets, or donors can select one or more outlets to give a specific amount to. Follow the alliance on social media @chiindymedia #SaveChicagoMedia!
#BnBLive Presents Corona Conversations: A Happy Hour with Bourbon 'n BrownTown
BrownTown continues to check in with each other and the community on coronavirus and the interconnected crises surrounding it. With seven weeks of #BnBLive, we've talked with Brian Sauder of Faith in Place, Cierra Norris, Chicago defense attorney, and Stephanie Hasty, educator in Lebanon, Missouri. Join us this evening as we continue to dialogue, share space, and work to better our world on the other end of COVID-19.
Tune in, sip somethin’ good, and hang out with the gang! Tag @soapboxpo #BnBLive with questions or respond to a recent posts on social media.
SOAPBOX ACTION WORKS | Rapid-Response (May 7, 2020) - During the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and beyond, various groups and individuals in Chicago demanded #RightToRecovery! Along with the People's Bailout, we are calling for an inclusive bailout for and by the people to the rights and resources that have been hoarded for far too long. Get a glimpse of the mass caravan action in downtown Chicago; chant led by caravan leader and marshal Ariel of Black Lives Matter Chicago. Let’s not go back to normal.
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SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film and social activism 501(c)3 that specializes in multimedia curation of creative projects centered around education, entertainment, and structural social change. We coalesce cinematic excellence with grassroots organizing efforts by developing, documenting, and promoting racial, economic, and social justice initiatives with community collaborators. Through art and action, SoapBox utilizes media to power and sustain social movements for a more equitable and creative world.