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Cook County launches third annual Racial Equity Week

Cook County officials on Monday kicked off the third annual Racial Equity Week.

This year’s theme will reflect on three words: “Imagine. Intersect. Act.” Activities this week will invite the audience to use their imaginations to understand justice and equity issues at the intersections of identities and encourage all to take action.

“Racial Equity Week serves as a reflection point for Cook County to assess our progress in advancing racial equity in everything we do, through policy and practice. I’m proud that we’ve been able to make it an annual tradition,” said Cook County Board President Toni . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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