Organizers Push Back Against Violent Offender Registry

Continuing the work of removing the “invisible bars” that restrict the formerly incarcerated, IMAN organizers have mounted a grassroots campaign to address the injustices of a registry system that threatens to further criminalize men and women who are trying to pull their lives back together after lengthy incarceration. This effort is led by those most directly affected by the harsh policies standing in the way of returning citizens’ successful reintegration into communities. Read More

Staff, Leaders Further MLK’s Legacy Across Chicagoland

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life may have been tragically and violently taken on April 4th, this date has transformed into a revitalizing annual call for reflection on and deepened engagement with King’s legacy. IMAN staff and organizers spent the day playing key roles in several events across the city, responding to the call for building a truly beloved community by helping bridge various communities with a common desire for justice. Read More

Atlanta ReEntry Work Making Holistic Impact

As the Atlanta Green ReEntry cohort continued to transform its first construction project into what will be IMAN ATL’s new headquarters, they enriched their program experience through career development workshops and weekly gatherings dedicated to spiritual nourishment. In keeping with Green ReEntry’s core values of financial stability and empowerment, the cohort spent a day at Tarchitects LLC, an established architecture firm in the heart of Atlanta.Read More

Meet IMAN’s Health & Wellness Advocates

IMAN leaders Markus Harris and Cedric Smith recently stepped into roles as Health & Wellness Advocates, working full time at the intersection of our community organizing and farmers’ market work. We sat down with both young men, longtime Marquette Park residents, to discuss their experiences on staff. Read More

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