What is the Chicago 400? Find out at NARSOL’s 2021 Houston conference

The Chicago 400 are formerly incarcerated people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment laws. They are leading an inspiring legislative and public education campaign—premised in unity and solidarity—to challenge all public conviction registries and banishment laws for formerly convicted people. The Chicago 400 Alliance organizational partners include victim advocates, housing advocates, police accountability activists, health and mental health service providers, recovery specialists, reentry organizations, and people of faith.

Terrance Chism is a father of two, a gospel musician, a professional drummer, a community volunteer, and president of the Chicago 400 Alliance, the grassroots legislative campaign to support the Chicago 400. Terrance runs leadership meetings and presents to organizational partners, such as victim advocates, fair housing advocates, reentry service providers, police accountability activists, and lawmakers. Chicago 400 Alliance members are always delighted when he drums for them on Zoom meetings.

Steven Diggs is a father, grandfather, a recovering addict, and a recovery support specialist at Above and Beyond Recovery Center in Chicago, where he serves as a mentor, a teacher, and the facilitator for WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). Steven is the sergeant-at-arms of the Chicago 400 Alliance, and his valuable skills are essential to this campaign centered on compassion and accountability. Steven is an advocate for the people and encourages all of us to leverage our combined power to help one another. Above and Beyond is an organizational partner of the Chicago 400 Alliance.

NARSOL is honored to welcome the Chicago 400 to our annual conference in Houston, Texas.

You may register for the conference and reserve your hotel room here.

Sandy Rozek

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Sandy, a NARSOL board member, is communications director for NARSOL, editor-in-chief of the Digest, and a writer for the Digest and the NARSOL website. Additionally, she participates in updating and managing the website and assisting with a variety of organizational tasks.

4 Thoughts to “What is the Chicago 400? Find out at NARSOL’s 2021 Houston conference”

  1. AvatarPerry P

    I pray they’ll help make a difference.

  2. AvatarJim

    Thank you Sandy, for the great work that you do, We need more people in this world to help make a difference in this unfair sexual law that takes place in our society. Please keep up the good work, and please don’t stop reporting on the sexual offense law.

  3. Avatarmut

    what? i was just thinking about conscripting more people into registration duties, like all the big shots who were sued in a civil sex assault case paid money for it to go away.

    1. Avatarmut

      i wanna know where they live, what car they drive and where they work and frequent who they live with and what bank they use. and i want a free want pizza delivered every ninty days minimum.

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