• Social Change =

    Social Change is a people and policy focused 501(c)(3) that uses #TheLibertyProject and the #SocialChangeFilmFestival/CISCFF to undertake the individual and system's level work needed to advance liberty and justice, bring truth to light, build community, and give agency and power to those most marginalized.

  • 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:

    • White House Champion of Change; and,
    • American Bar Association's National Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
    What Todd Has Done:
    • Train over 1,000 leaders & lawyers 
    • 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 298, HB 2378, HB 3061, HB 3149, SB 844
    • A measure to close multiple prisons SB 2474
    • Ensure fair consideration of more license applications SB 3517

    Learn More About Todd

    Emile Cambry


    CEO of Blue1647 | Filmmaker
    Social Entrepreneur


    Honors Received:

    Received over 30 honors and awards, including the:

    • SXSW's annual Dewey Winburne Community Service Award - one of 10 people in the world this honor
    • Root 100 - chosen as one the most influential African Americans in the nation in the fields of business, science, politics, technology, social justice, sports and entertainment.
    • Gold Medal Edison Award Winner
    • Ebony's Power 100 
    • Techweek 100
    • Chicago's Top 100 Innovators - Chicago Tribune
    • 40 Game Changers under the age of 40 - WVON & Ariel Investments

    What Emile Has Done:

    • Transformed over a dozen communities worldwide by providing 21st century tech training to over 16,000 students - everyone from youth to seniors.
    • Launched a crowdfunding. rewards-based platform called Blue Fund Rewards

    Learn More About Emile

    Phil Jones

    Film Selection

    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


    Learn More About Phil

    Sangeeta Sunny

    Film Selection

    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 


    Learn More About Sangeeta

  • Board Members

    Josina Morita

    Principal at JM Consulting

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    Kim du Buclet

    Director of Legislative and Community Affairs at Chicago Park District

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    Juan Gabriel Moreno

    President | Founder JGMA

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    Audra Wilson, Esq.

    Creator and Host of Practically Speaking on Vocalo

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    Tiffany Hightower

    Entrepreneur and Consultant 

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    Adrienne Irmer

    Principal Consultant of IRM Group

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