• Social Change =

    Social Change is a non-profit that reforms systems and empowers individuals, communities and organizations via film, community capacity building, technical assistance, advocacy and legal representation.

  • Introducing. . .

    Social Change's Leadership

    Todd Belcore

    Executive Director

    Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School
     

    Honors Received:

    Received 18 honors and awards, including the:

    What Todd Has Done:
    • Train over 1,000 leaders & lawyers 
      nation-wide
    • Provide legal assistance to over 1,000 people
    • Lead or assist in the effort to pass 12 measures into law in Illinois, including: 
    • The Job Opportunities  for Qualified Applicants Act
    • "Banning the Box" for public employers
    • Bills removing barriers to employment and occupational licenses HB 3475, HB 5771
    • A bill to ensure defendants know the collateral consequence of conviction before pleading HB 2569
    • Bills that permit judge's to limit access to old records to those deemed necessary HB 298HB 2378, HB 3061, HB 3149SB 844
    • A measure to close multiple prisons SB 2474
    • Ensure fair consideration of more license applications SB 3517

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    Emile Cambry

    Co-Founder

    CEO of Blue1647 | Filmmaker
    Social Entrepreneur

     

    Honors Received:

    Received over 30 honors and awards, including the:

    What Emile Has Done:

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    Phil Jones

    Film Selection
    Co-Director

    Senior Financial Analyst
    at Northern Trust

     

    What Phil Has Done:

    • Recruit and oversee over a hundred volunteers undertaking various service activities
    • Screen over 3,000 hours of inspirational films from all over the world
    • Recruit members for the film selection committee and oversee the film selection process
    • Organize film viewing sessions and moderate discussions during the actual film festival 
    • Market and event plan Social Change Festival events and buzz-builders
    • Moderate discussions and serve as a bridge-builder between inspired attendees and organizations working for change

     

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    Sangeeta Sunny

    Film Selection
    Co-Director

    Research Specialist at University of Illinois at Chicago
     

    What Sangeeta Has Done:

    • Combat Human Trafficking via the Leadership Team of TraffickFree

    • Help write a Global Food Aid policy resolution

    • Publish and review scholarly works as a member of the APHA's Scholarship Review Panel

    • Engage in policy work as a member of the Policy & Legislative Committee for Illinois Public Health Association

    • Preserve the environment by training 70 companies in HIPAA and OSHA compliance

    • Utilize her proficiency in four languages to reach out to filmmakers and changemakers from all over the world 

     

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  • Board Members

    Josina Morita

    Principal at JM Consulting

    Kim du Buclet

    Director of Legislative and Community Affairs at Chicago Park District

    Juan Gabriel Moreno

    President | Founder JGMA

    Audra Wilson, Esq.

    Creator and Host of Practically Speaking on Vocalo

    Tiffany Hightower

    Entrepreneur and Consultant 

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    Adrienne Irmer

    Principal Consultant of IRM Group