Marlene Paez Dukes
June 26, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT.
part of a series on Insecure
About the speaker
April Friendly is an Organizer for Mass Liberation with the People’s Lobby in Chicago, Illinois. She began her career as an organizer in 2012 where she started a literacy campaign which launched Indiana’s very first community parent teacher association (PTA) in East Chicago. From there, April participated in a jobs campaign in Gary, Indiana where she pushed for a community benefits agreement for Gary residents to be guaranteed jobs through public development projects. April also has experience in environmental justice organizing through her campaign for the rights of East Chicago residents who discovered that they were living in a highly contaminated Superfund site. After joining the People’s Lobby in 2018, April began her current work organizing to end cash bail and the abolishment of the existing crisis of mass incarceration in the United States.
KEH Camera has been the go-to equipment shop for photographers of all levels for 40 years. As the world’s largest pre-owned camera store, we buy and sell equipment that’s ready for the next step in its journey. We’re passionate about what we do, simply because we’re photographers too. Follow them on Instagram at @kehcamera
Open Water is bottled water with a green conscience. That’s right: 16 ounces of purified water in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles. Aluminum is recycled more than twice as often as plastic and is also infinitely recyclable. Reusable bottles are always the best, but when you’re away from the tap, think beyond plastic. Follow them on Twitter @drinkopenwater
Founded by Creative Producer, Edwin R. Ruiz, Mondo Machine is a film and digital media hub for Chicago artists, filmmakers, writers, organizations and patrons of the arts to facilitate work that resonates with audiences worldwide. We specialize in narrative storytelling, documentary, live performance archives, and innovative event experiences. Follow them on Twitter @MondoMachine
Chicago native DJ/Producer Mike Caliber has been playing some of Chicago’s Top Nitelife venues for over ten and has been DJing for almost 20 years ago. His music production has been featured on various TV programs and he is currently working towards his goal of becoming a national media personality. Follow DJ Mike Caliber on Instagram @djmikecaliber