We The People, is a video series that uplifts the extraordinary stories of ordinary people working daily to keep the American Dream alive for all people. These individuals aren't waiting for policies to change, politicians to change, but are taking matters into their own hands and transforming their cities, our country, and ultimately the world. Millennials are dope individuals, and this is a platform to highlight their work, their ideas, and even their fears.
Our hope is to create content that sparks creativity, inspires and motivates, and even informs on current issues, but also highlights ways that ordinary people can take action and make a positive impact every single day.
In 2018, Bushra was a candidate for the Cook County Board of Commissioners becoming the first Muslim woman and youngest candidate ever to run for this position. While a student at DePaul University, she found it important to represent her community. Her story has inspired many millennials, more specifically marginalized groups, whose identity often precedes their presence.
In August, the youngest Black elected official in the country was re-elected to the State House of Michigan. His story is one that is very familiar to many young men around the country. He began his career on the city council of his hometown, Inkster, Michigan, and quickly rose to represent his community as a State Representative in Lansing. He is committed to building and developing future leaders.
Chakena D. Sims
Chicago isn't ready for the powerful work and impact of the young people that it produces. Chakena will truly change the city and continue to advocate for her community in everything that she does. She has defied the odds by being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college, return to Chicago and use her past experiences, education, skills and future dreams as fuel to her passion and her work daily.