At ACPA24, We Will:
We will use this time to understand, unpack, and celebrate what has come before
Learn from our reflection to transform our future
Commit to making change, breaking down barriers, and centering racial justice and decolonization in our actions
The land on which the city of Chicago sits is the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, or Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Nations consider this area their traditional homeland, including the Myaamia, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Wea, Kickapoo and Mascouten.
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. While there is power in community, the neighborhoods were created through the explicitly racist policies of Red Lining. The segregation enforced by these codes result in modern day disparities in health, educational, and income outcomes that disproportionately impact the City’s communities of color.