Environmental Health and Wellness Editor, The Real Chi & Industry Pathways 2018 Cohort
Pascal Sabino is a Chicagoland native but has only recently returned to his home city. He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA and holds a BA in Politics and Economics.
As a writer, he has worked as an editor for an international business publication, covering everything from clean energy to finance. However, Pascal's true passion as a journalist is to give exposure to people that are so often left behind by mainstream media. Areas of focus for Pascal are environmental justice, urban planning, and infrastructure.
Pascal wants to use his platform as a journalist to reshape the way that Chicago is perceived, especially on the South and West side. He wants to elevate radical, community-based solutions to structural issues that people of color in Chicago face.
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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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On March 14, students nationwide walked out of their schools to stand in solidarity with Stoneman Douglas High School students in a symbolic protest for stricter gun laws in light of the Parkland, FL shooting that happened a month ago.
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VIDEO: On March 14, students nationwide walked out of their schools to stand in solidarity with Stoneman Douglas High School students in a symbolic protest for stricter gun laws in light of the Parkland, FL shooting that happened a month ago.
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