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Seeds of Change 2015

March 13, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join grantees, board members, and friends of the Crossroads Fund as we celebrate at our Annual Benefit at the Chicago Cultural Center (GAR Hall).


5:30 p.m.     General Reception

music, silent auction, buffet dinner and open bar

7:30 p.m.     Awards Presentation

9:30 p.m.    Event Concludes

Join us in recognizing our bold 2015 honorees, whose fearless activism inspires us to address the most critical issues facing our communities.

Ron Sable Award for Activism
Ben Joravsky
For over 30 years, Ben has dedicated his career to investigating power, money and politics in Chicago. His writing in The Chicago Reader and beyond has exposed the true nature of programs like Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and the short-sightedness and greed behind the parking meter sell-off. Ben writes with wit and with daggers and has become a true defender of all communities fighting for equality.

Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award
We Charge Genocide
A collective of youth who organized a delegation to the UN in Geneva to present a report they authored on police violence in Chicago. They are on the ground exposing the racist and violent practice of local law enforcement and making a global case for building a new, youth-led human rights movement.

Lynda J. Tipton Memorial Award for Social Justice
Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) | Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY)
A multi-issue group leading the movement on affordable housing, access to critical health services, and the decriminalization of young people. In December of 2014 FLY won a significant victory to raise the age for eligibility to receive care at the pediatric trauma center at University of Chicago Hospital and a commitment from the Cook County Board to create Restorative Justice Peace Hubs throughout the city.

For more information, please contact Emmanuel Garcia at 773.227.7676 or


March 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Crossroads Fund


Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

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