A Street-Level Campaign Intends to Take on Bigotry

James Warren, New York Times, January 15, 2010

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The initiative–One Chicago, One Nation–is intended to engage Muslims with broader local communities; it was unveiled Thursday night at the Cultural Center. With a Republican investment mogul and a young interfaith superstar among its strategists, the initiative seeks to deflate caricature and bigotry by melding an online film contest with community organizing and grants for multicultural partnerships.

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There will be $50,000 in prizes for short videos that tell Chicago stories on diversity. Those will be broadcast on Link TV, with winners announced on June 17 at Millennium Park. {snip} Entries can be submitted to www.linktv.org/onechicago through April 23.

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