Truth & Reconciliation Summit 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thank you to our supporters for making this event possible
The Truth & Reconciliation Summit is an event inspired by the work of the South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC), whose objective was to bring healing and resilience to the people of South Africa, after the devastation of apartheid, enabling the country to heal and move forward.
It is with that same intention, The Center will be hosting a Truth & Reconciliation Summit for the residents of Englewood, a community historically exposed to overwhelming violence.
This day-long event, being held on Friday, July 20th, 2018, is designed to spark a national conversation on the intrinsic power found in sharing our stories to heal our pain. To discover the humanity in ourselves and others and unearth forgiveness - one community at a time. Through the practice of forgiveness, we hope to give rise to both healing and reconciliation with survivors, perpetrators, and community leaders, in an environment that develops a sense of connectedness. All findings from event will help to enhance the programs and services offered at the Center.
The Summit is free of charge to attend and continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Summit participants will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to incorporate forgiveness and healing into their own lives.
"Redefine Your Legacy" 2017
Our inaugural benefit reception "Redefine Your Legacy" was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017! Held at CityPoint Loft--located at 110 E. 23rd Street--and hosted by Robin Robinson, Director of Community Affairs for the Chicago Police Department, this night brought together community and organizational leaders, survivors of violent crimes as well as some innovative thinkers—all seeking to end the overwhelming cycle of violence in our city.
Everyone in attendance, including many of Chicago’s staunchest advocates in the areas of restorative justice and trauma and victim centered recovery, who are committed to ending the cycle of gun-violence were treated to the musical stylings of Masters of the Abstract, cocktails, hearty hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction.
Thank you to all of your sponsors, volunteers and everyone who took part in making this evening a success!
All proceeds from this wonderful event will support the Center’s Annual Fund, making it possible for the organization to deliver trauma centered services to the communities it serves.