Building Strong Leaders for Transformative Movements

Who We Are

The Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation (CCLT) is a locally rooted, nationally and globally connected learning community. Our mission is to build strong leaders and capacity for transformative social justice movements.

We are committed to investing in the leadership of Black, Brown, AAPI and Indigenous people working to create a world free of capitalism, anti-Black racism, white supremacy and patriarchy. We do this through providing movement education and facilitation grounded in radical feminist, abolitionist and transformative organizing.

We believe in providing movement education and facilitation that builds shared knowledge, skills and relationships. We do this through popular, rigorous and creative education with groups and individuals.

We value curiosity, principled struggle, connection and love for all oppressed people. We do this through program experimentation, political study and building an ethic of self work and community care with people across class, gender, ability, faith, sexuality and marginalized racial identities.

We are committed to investing in the leadership of Black, Brown, AAPI and Indigenous people working to create a world free of capitalism, anti-Blackness, white supremacy and patriarchy. We do this through providing movement education and facilitation grounded in radical feminist, abolitionist and transformative organizing.

Why Chicago?

What’s happening here in Chicago is deeply connected to what’s happening across the United States and the world.

Chicago is home to individuals, organizations and institutions who have driven concrete change including reparations for police torture victims and ousting prosecutors who consistently abuse power and resources. It is also home to communities experiencing mass displacement, state and community violence. This is not a challenge of resources, it is a challenge of political will created by elected officials, corporations and leaders who act against the interests of marginalized communities.

Given Chicago’s rich historical and contemporary movement building, the CCLT brings together Chicago-based community organizers and activists with their peers across the nation and globe faced with connected challenges of displacement, economic and political oppression caused by state, corporate and patriarchal violence.

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CCTL provides movement education and facilitation in four areas:

 

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