Social Justice Learning: LGBTQ+, Pride, and Allyship

Running through the fall, WILL Education's Social Justice Learning space is focusing on the experiences of being LGBTQ+ in America. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities can benefit from discovering more resources on this topic, and it is our hope that by understanding the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, we can also gain more acceptance. 


News Local/State - November 25, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s November 25 COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE: The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing today covering the state’s address of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


The 21st Show - November 25, 2020

ENCORE: DeKalb Disability Activist, Melissa Blake

Writer and disability activist Melissa Blake isn’t letting internet trolls stop her from spreading a message of positivity and acceptance online. We’ll talk to the DeKalb resident about her recent runway debut during New York Fashion Week. 

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - November 25, 2020

ENCORE: Latinx, Latino, Hispanic: How Do You Identify?

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that about 1 in 4 Hispanics in the United States have heard of the word Latinx, and just 3% use it to describe themselves. Today, we’ll talk about the origins and usage of the terms Hispanic, Latino and Latinx.

Medical personnel at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Park Ridge, Ill., Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

The 217 Today Podcast - November 25, 2020

217 Today: Wednesday November 25, 2020

In today’s deep dive, across Illinois’ Region 6 hospitals have less than 30% capacity remaining. Health reporter Christine Herman continues her check-ins with area hospitals amid the continued rise in COVID-19 cases.

The 21st Show - November 24, 2020

ENCORE: ‘Decoding Dogs’

Maybe you’ve spent more time at home with your dog in recent months and thought "what are they thinking?" We’ll speak with a Bloomington-based psychology professor who studies the minds of canines. 

On any other Thanksgiving, dozens of Olga Garcia's family members would squeeze into her home for the holiday. But this year, everyone will sit down to eat in their own homes at precisely 6:30 p.m. and join a group phone call.

Elaine Thompson/AP

The 217 Today Podcast - November 24, 2020

217 Today: Tuesday November 24, 2020

In today’s deep dive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois Department of Public Health warn this Thanksgiving could become a super-spreader COVID-19 event if the proper precautions aren't taken.

Stacy Spensley

The 21st Show - November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving for One

A food and dining reporter at the Chicago Tribune who has years of experience making smaller Thanksgiving dinners on a single sheet pan, joined us to talk about how to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for one or a few. 

Faith Goble

The 21st Show - November 23, 2020

Less Stress At Thanksgiving Dinner

Holidays can be a stressful time for many reasons. This year though, a lot of those typical stressors have been replaced with other concerns because of the pandemic. The 21st was joined by a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist to help us navigate that stress and those difficult conversations with family. 

Doug Finke, Bernie Schoenburg

The State Journal-Register

The 21st Show - November 23, 2020

Schoenburg and Finke Exit the Statehouse

Bernard Schoenburg and Doug Finke have been covering state government for Springfield’s State Journal-Register newspaper for decades. The two talked about retiring at the end of November 2020 and how covering the statehouse has changed over the years.

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