Green Festival Speakers

Alice Kim

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Alice Kim Director of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Women's Studies from Northwestern University and her Master of Arts in English from DePaul University. She is a Chicago activist and has worked on a wide range of social-justice issues. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and was a recipient of the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award for her work to end capital punishment in Illinois. She also previously worked at the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) and served as the coordinator for the WIHS National Community Advisory Board.

She is a founding member of the STW Legacy Network and on Children and Family Justice Center’s advisory board. Alice Kim is active in the movements to abolish the death penalty and create street peace and works to build bridges and linkages between social movements. In her professional capacity, she is the director of The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council.