Casa Central, one of the largest Latino social service agencies in the Midwest, is gearing up to celebrate its Day of Hope on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Traditionally celebrated in April, many things changed during the course of the pandemic, and Casa Central has been patiently waiting to regroup and offer the community the opportunity to join now that it’s safer to do so.
Day of Hope is a series of community-based, educational activities centered around Casa Central's programming, relevant topics of discussion, and resources for our participants and community, and is completely FREE to the community! The day culminates with a networking reception which will be held at Recess and The City Hall in the West Loop from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The reception affords guests great company, food, music, and drinks for $50/person at one of the hottest spots in Chicago.
“Our focus this year is on racial and health equity, two areas which are critical to the diverse communities we serve. The twin pandemics of disproportionate violence and virus impact on Brown and Black communities this past year has created a new rallying call to address the future well-being of our communities and Day of Hope will help us set the agenda going forward,” states Martin R. Castro, President and CEO for Casa Central.
The Day of Hope program includes:
Panel Discussion – June 24, 2021, at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Recess, 838 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
Event Registration: bit.ly/2Rzltoj
TOPIC: The New Normal: Promoting Black & Brown Unity and Collaboration
The pandemic has further laid bare the racial inequities that exist throughout the United States. Protests and civil unrest following the disproportionate loss of life of Black and Brown Americans from the virus and police use of force, illustrate the need to change the status quo and dismantle the institutional racism that oppresses Latinos and African Americans and has been designed to keep our two communities from uniting. Join us as our panelists address this topic and explore opportunities for us work towards a more inclusive and equitable 'New Normal'.
Networking Reception: June 24, 2021, at 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: The City Hall (Adjacent to Recess) - 838 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
Cost: $50/person (includes food and beverage)
Ticket Purchase: bit.ly/3hgXLrg
Join us at 5 pm and network with supporters and staff while enjoying food, drink, and music at Recess/The City Hall. The City Hall in the West Loop boasts 5,400-square-feet of flexible event space, with a separate grand entrance on Kinzie Street. The column-free hall, with its soaring 40-foot-high ceilings, 37-foot stone bar and industrial-elegant architectural detailing, is a striking venue. Ticket Cost: $50.00 per person and food and beverage is included with the cost of the ticket. Casa Central’s Day of Hope event will adhere to all COVID safety and social distancing requirements in effect at the time of the event. Tickets may be purchased online at bit.ly/3hgXLrg.
Health Fair: July 8, 2021, at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Casa Central, Ward Fisher Family Community Center – 1335 N. California, Chicago, IL
Event Registration: bit.ly/2Rzltoj
Casa Central's Day of Hope Health Fair will feature educational activities related to a variety of health issues. Representatives from various organizations will be on-site providing information, resources, and giveaways while promoting awareness of certain heath concerns and general health and wellness, demonstrations of various health and wellness-related products and activities, education and demonstrations related to health issues that specifically pertain to the communities we serve.
Casa Central welcomes and invites you to be a Day of Hope sponsor, panelist, or exhibitor. Interested parties should call 773-645-2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casa Central is one of the largest Hispanic social service agencies in the Midwest. Since 1954, Casa Central has delivered evidenced based, award winning programming in response to the needs of the Hispanic community, offering different programs for children, older adults, and families in general. Through comprehensive, family-centered programming, Casa Central is the conduit by which thousands of individuals build hope for the future while equipping themselves to achieve a sustainable, higher quality of life to the benefit of self, family, community, and society. To learn more about Casa Central and its mission, visit CasaCentral.org or follow us on all social media platforms @CasaCentral.