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Don't Get Weary

Getting a little tired and worn out? We feel your weariness. With daily news about political division, Afghanistan, ongoing discussions about what Critical Race Theory is or isn't, continued debate over "is America racist or not," and more. It's enough to make you want to just give up and do nothing. But friends, that's not how we do this. We continue to hope, dream, vision, and work for a more just and caring society. We are in this together and we appreciate your continued support and engagement. At Together is Better Alliance, we remain committed to the work of dismantling systemic racism. Don't get weary. Positive change is happening. Relationships are being built, books and articles are being read to help us better understand the complexities and challenges of systemic racism, and the work continues.

A New Partner

TiBA is partnering with Democrats Abroad to spread the word globally about The Long Shadow documentary. This provides an opportunity to expand TiBA's reach to engage on an international level and share our commitment to dismantling systemic racism. Click here to watch The Long Shadow and register for an upcoming Zoom interview with Frances Causey, The Long Shadow filmmaker, on Thurs., Sept. 30, 12p CT. Click here for more details and scroll toward the bottom for comments by Leedonal Moore/Jazzmin Dian Moore (they/them), Chair of Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus. 
Music Festival
TiBA Board member, Van Gilmore, also serves as the Music Director at the Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, IL. He will be a vocal soloist at the DuSable Museum of African American History as they celebrate the music that emerged from Americans of African descent on Sat., Sept. 4 at 6p. Van shared that, "Little is known about the many contributions that African Americans made to European classical music in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Click here to read more and attend this American Music Festival event. This event is free and open to the public. 
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The TiBA Board of Directors is:
Pres. Sharon Hatchett, Esq., Vice-Pres. Xcylur Stoakley, Treas. Tom Denio, Sec. Bruce Bondy, Amania Drane, Dr. Raquel Farmer-Hinton, Van Gilmer, Julie Shelton, Esq., & Mae Smith.

Contact us at info@togetherisbetteralliance.org

Our mailing address is:
3835 N. Kildare Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641 


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The above TiBA newsletter cover photo credit: "Black Lives Matter" by 5chw4r7z is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Altered from original with gradient mask






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