In 2023, the Chicago Jobs Council launched their Anti-Racist Workforce Development Framework and Guide and began hosting Community of Practice conversations to further support anti-racism in policy and workforce development overall.

Panel participants at the May 2024 Chicago Jobs Council panel on Promoting Policy Alignment to Combat Systemic Racism.

From left: Christina Warden, Tamar Frolichstein-Appel, Jacob Sitati and Cosette Ayele.

On May 22, Illinois Partners’ Director of Advocacy and Workforce Initiatives, Cosette Ayele, spoke on a panel about our Workforce Roundtables and the Health and Human Services Coalition and shared her personal experiences about how coalition-building can dismantle systemic racism.

Logo of the Chicago Jobs Council.Cosette was joined by Tamar Frolichstein-Appel of Upwardly Global and Chris Warden at Women Employed. The conversation was facilitated by Jacob Sitati from the Chicago Jobs Council.


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