Racial Justice


Candace Coleman

Community Organizer – Racial Justice


(312) 640-2128

The intersection of racial justice and disability

Racial justice issues coupled with disability impact people throughout Chicago and the United States. Access Living’s community organizing group Advance Your Leadership Power (AYLP) is exploring ways to best support our community members in this area.

Currently, AYLP is working on the Community Emergency Services and Support Act, also known as CESSA. CESSA is a new Illinois bill that would create a mobile, non-police response for mental and behavioral health emergencies. Learn more about CESSA here.

Image is a Black woman holding a microphone as she gives a presentation. She uses a power chair.
Racial justice advocate Candace Coleman speaks to a group of people at Access Living.