Chicago Foundation for Women President Felicia Davis wants to embrace the ‘others’

By Prerana Sannappanavar Medill Reports Felicia Davis, 53, sits at home in Chicago, wearing her glasses, which are a rare sight in her many TV appearances about her work as a social impact executive. During a Zoom chat earlier this year, she references two significant experiences that molded her understanding of equity and inequity. While […]

Pranita Nair brings South Asian performing arts, culture, folklore to the West

By Prerana Sannappanavar Medill Reports Pranita Nair, director of Chicago’s Mandala South Asian Performing Arts organization, first came to the United States in 1985. She had been married to an Indian man who had made a life for himself in the U.S. and was accompanying him as his dependent. This was the story of many […]

Q&A with Rochelle Crump: Empowering Black women veterans since the 1970s

By Prerana Sannappanavar Medill Reports In the 1970s, Rochelle Crump, now 68, joined the U.S. Army, where she started her fight against systemic gender and racial discrimination. As a woman of color, she persevered as she struggled to get recognition for Black and women veterans. Today she is the founder and president of National Women […]