Criminal Justice Reform Editor, Real Chi Youth
Alloíza Mari (they/them) is an Afro Latinx trans person covering the Criminal Justice Reform beat with Real Chi Youth. A Georgia transplant, Alloíza fell in love with the city of Chicago, and its struggles, by working with activists, including video editing and interviews. Their previous work includes advocating for homeless and disenfranchised queer youth and filming videos for organizations like Brave Space Alliance and Third Wave Fund.
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On Feb. 19, Real Chi Youth reporters Alloíza Mari and Pascal Savino followed organizers from BYP 100 and Teachers For Social Justice, and students from the National Teachers Academy, among others, as they marched to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house in Ravenswood to protest the closing of the National Teachers Academy and the phasing out of four Englewood high schools over the next three years.
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