Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022: Inside the Chicago Freedom Movement. We hope the conversation inspired you to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact in Chicago and how we can continue to build a more equitable Chicago region today.

If you were unable to join us on Monday, 1/17, a recording of the conversation between Tamiya Aurel and Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is available below.

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Shermann “Dilla” Thomas
The Urban Historian
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Tamiya Aurel
Chief People and Equity Officer,
United Way of Metro Chicago
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Service Project Details

Support your neighbors this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with care kits. United Way of Metro Chicago’s community partners have put together a list of supplies they need to support our neighbors’ basic needs this winter: food, clothing, hygiene items and more.

Help them gather these essentials into kits and then donate them to one of our agency partners near you.

Download Care Kit Instructions

Give Money.

Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


Give Time.

Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.