Block Club Chicago’s “It’s All Good” is out with Episode 9!
The two-part episode starts by highlighting Chicago neighbors who helped each other during the pandemic. Reporter Hannah Alani describes the extraordinary efforts of Jacqueline Ingles, who prepared more than 1,200 meals for Chicagoans facing food insecurity — while finishing law school.
“I’m not going to sit there and watch people go hungry if there’s something I can do about it,” Ingles tells host Jon Hansen.
Also pitching in were hundreds of Chicagoans participating in Lasagna Love, an organization pairing up neighbors to cook trays of lasagna to alleviate the stress of food preparation during the pandemic.
“This is real impactful. This is a real social movement,” said Martin Diaz, one of Lasagna Love’s volunteers. “This is a real investment in our community and in our city.”
Part 2 of the episode shifts focus to this weekend’s Pride events. Despite the official parade moving to October, reporter Jake Wittich talks about other events, and he recaps the Drag March for Change earlier this month.
Wittich also introduces listeners to Molasses, a grassroots collective of Black and transgender nightlife artists who provide spaces for performances.
“Molasses creates spaces to convene, come together and appreciate Black trans artistry, and to pay Black trans artists,” said Zola, a creator of the organization. “A space to uplift them to be seen and heard, which is so rare.”
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