Adult Ed Option 2 - One White Woman’s Journey Into Family and Through Race
All Hakafa adults are invited to please join us at the Takiff Center for Adult Study Option 2 in Community Room 2.
Please join Katie Cangemi as she will lead a discussion titled One White Woman’s Journey Into Family and Through Race. Working as a social worker in a group home at Children’s Home and Aid in her mid-twenties, Katie Cangemi became closely connected to a young boy named Albert. When he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14, she knew his odds of surviving would greatly improve outside of the group home context and in the care of a dedicated advocate. Katie fostered Albert through his fight with cancer and into adulthood - building a safe and loving home for them both. Yet in February 2015, like too many young black men in America, Albert was tragically shot and skilled - an innocent bystander in an act of violence in Rogers Park. Katie will share her own journey with and beside Albert and, through that lens, her own struggles with how to understand and confront race and racism in America.
Katie is a Senior Program Officer leading Community Health Initiatives at BCBS IL. In addition to overseeing grant-making, sponsorships, and partnership to improve health conditions and health access for people in low-income communities across the state, she has led BCBS’ pioneering approach to addressing violence as one of our city’s most pressing public health issues. She has also targeted BCBS grants to address social determinants of health that jeopardize community well-being and safety, using approaches that foster resilience.
Adult Study takes place on Sunday mornings during Religious School. All Hakafa adults are invited to participate.
Glencoe, IL 60022