Hundreds gathered downtown Tuesday, May, 15, 2018, demanding a free Palestinian and protest the death of dozens during the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
A participant looks through a thick glass of County Jail while in attendance at Cook County's SAVE program, a mentor based program dedicated to providing employment skills to cook county inmates. SAVE is a voluntary, meaning that the participants that partake in the learning process have a change to learn from two restorative justice facilitators from St. Agatha. Once released from Cook County, the inmates have someone to follow up and guide them to their next phase in life.
Patrick Pursley, 53, poses for a portrait inside his small apartment unit in Rockford, IL.
Thousands of peace marchers rallied behind Rev. Michael Pfleger and Rev. Jesse Jackson to demand an end to gun violence in Chicago. Two lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway where provide for the march but concerns about safety still lingered with State Troopers—who have jurisdiction on the expressway. It wasn’t until a 45min negotiations with former Gov. Bruce Rauner and Pfleger, when an agreement was made to shutdown the expressway.
Election night in Brookfield. 2017.
Members of the North Lawndale Boxing League line up arm-lengths apart before practice on August 9, 2017, in front of Derek Brown’s garage. “I’ve got all the bad kids in the community, the so-called bad kids. Of course everyone want to learn how to fight especially in this environment. Young men have a harder time because of the trash they walk into,” Brown said. “But they don’t just learn how to fight. They learn how to respect themselves.”
Pastor Marshall Hatch and his son Marshall Hatch Jr. stand inside New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, the largest church in West Garfield Park.