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File #: 18-1565    Version: 1 Name: HONORING DR. BAMBADE SHAKOOR- ABDULLAH, IN MEMORIAM
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/8/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/9/2018 Final action: 1/9/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. BAMBADE SHAKOOR- ABDULLAH, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah was a Cook County resident who selflessly made extraordinary contributions to improve the quality of civic life, education, social conditions, and health for marginalized citizens; and WHEREAS, she served for four years as a chaplain and mentor for Class X felons in the Cook County Department of Corrections, and WHEREAS, she was a pioneer and a leader in efforts to combat the epidemic of violence and violent extremism; and WHEREAS, these efforts included serving on the Chicago Countering Violent Extremism Planning Committee with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI; and WHEREAS, she authored a resolution and bill that became state legislation allowing the development of Regional Juvenile Justice Councils in the State of Illinois; and WHEREAS, she authored the Illinois House Resolution for a Public Health Approach to Faith Based Violence Prevention; and WH...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING DR. BAMBADE SHAKOOR- ABDULLAH, IN MEMORIAM

WHEREAS, Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah was a Cook County resident who selflessly made extraordinary contributions to improve the quality of civic life, education, social conditions, and health for marginalized citizens; and

WHEREAS, she served for four years as a chaplain and mentor for Class X felons in the Cook County Department of Corrections, and

WHEREAS, she was a pioneer and a leader in efforts to combat the epidemic of violence and violent extremism; and

WHEREAS, these efforts included serving on the Chicago Countering Violent Extremism Planning Committee with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI; and

WHEREAS, she authored a resolution and bill that became state legislation allowing the development of Regional Juvenile Justice Councils in the State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, she authored the Illinois House Resolution for a Public Health Approach to Faith Based Violence Prevention; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah founded the Leadership Development Institute D/B/A Chicago Metropolitan Educational Center for Community Advancement, a faith based elementary school in South Suburban Cook County; and

WHEREAS, she partnered with U.S.D.A. and I.S.B.E. to provide meals to over 1,000 Cook County children a day through Free Meal and Summer Jobs program; and

WHEREAS, she recently conceived and started the Dreams and Visions Youth Outreach Program providing mentoring, life skills and job readiness training, college preparation, drug prevention and rites of passage to youth in South Suburban Cook County; and

WHEREAS, she was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to the first Governors Muslim American Advisory Committee; and

WHEREAS, she served as a Director-at-large on the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah passed away on December 8, 2017; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook...

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