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READ THE WRITTEN WORK OF THE THINK TANK MEMBERS WHO MADE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE

Current Think Tank Members

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Raúl Dorado

is a published writer, founding member of Parole Illinois, and college graduate.

RAUL DORADO

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Eric Watkins

is a philosopher, scholar, and college graduate.

ERIC WATKINS

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Darnell Lane

is a graduate of NEIU.

DARNELL LANE

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Antonio "TK" Kendrick

is a graduate of NEIU, a writer, and a poet.

ANTONIO "TK" KENDRICK

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Jerel Matthews

is a scholar.

JEREL MATTHEWS

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Darrell Fair

is a graduate of NEIU and North Park, an artist, father, and published writer.

DARRELL FAIR

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Rodney Love

is an innovator, legal student, and history aficionado

RODNEY LOVE

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Juan Luna

is a self-taught artist and activist.

JUAN LUNA

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DeCedrick Walker

is a graduate of North Park, a writer, poet, and chess player.

DECEDRICK WALKER

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Johnny Taylor

is a scholar.

JOHNNY TAYLOR

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Benny Rios

is a loving son, graduate student, and published writer.

BENNY RIOS

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Daniel Perkins

is a graduate of NEIU, carpenter, mentor, and dreamer.

DANIEL PERKINS

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Lonnie Smith

is a student, peacemaker, and a criminal justice and democracy activist.

LONNIE SMITH

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Robert Curry

is a Bronzeville native and a NEIU student focusing on Community Architecture.

ROBERT CURRY

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Reginald BoClair

is a graduate of NEIU, scholar, artist, writer, abolitionist, and intern.

REGINALD BOCLAIR

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Michael Sullivan

is a graduate of NEIU and North Park, artist, father, and grandfather.

MICHAEL SULLIVAN

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Michael Bell

is a graduate of NEIU and a three-time published author.

MICHAEL BELL

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Steven Ramirez

is a Bachelor's student at North Park, writing advisor, choir member, and father.

STEVEN RAMIREZ

Former Think Tank Members

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DEVON TERRELL

Devon Terrell

is a poet, scholar, and college graduate.

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CARLVOSIER SMITH

Carlvosier Smith

is a MA graduate in Christian Ministry, peer educator, public speaker, and father.

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JOSEPH DOLE

Joseph Dole

is a grandfather, founding member of Parole Illinois, and award-winning writer and artist.

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DEVON DANIELS

DEVON DANIELS

 taught himself how to draw while inside

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MIKE SIMMONS

Mike Simmons

is a graduate student, restorative justice practitioner, and man of faith.

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JIMMY SOTO

JIMMY SOTO

 was wrongly incarcerated for 42 years

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JOHN CUMBEE

John Cumbee

is a former firefighter, author, man of faith, and college graduate

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