Canright Calendar

Canright Calendar

The Canright Calendar is a weekly newsletter compilation of networking and engaging events around the Chicago areas. These are events that we attend and want to share with our readers. Want to get these in your inbox? Sign up for our email list here.

FEATURED EVENTS OF THE WEEK

At our featured events, learn about resources available for small businesses, hear how Deryl McKissack built a national architecture, engineering, and construction firm, and connect with other business professionals.

1871 Policy Forum: Supporting Small Businesses Amidst the Pandemic

Tuesday, December 1, 8:30 am – 10:00 am CST – WEBINAR
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, politicians at the local, state and federal levels moved quickly to provide support for businesses large and small. However, as living with the threat of the pandemic continues, support for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and growth-stage companies has dwindled. Join the 1871 Policy Forum to learn more about existing resources for small businesses and connect with others in the community to discuss strategies to increase support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. REGISTER

Making It: Deryl McKissack Reflects on Her Firm's 30th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 8, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
Deryl McKissack’s extraordinary story of starting a business from scratch is atypical given the challenges Black female founders face in America. Armed with little more than an entrepreneurial mindset, $1,000 in savings, a self-authored business plan and a prospect list, this remarkable leader went on to build one of the nation’s most notable Black-owned architecture, engineering and construction business. REGISTER

Holiday Connections - Progressive Networking

Wednesday, December 9, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm CST – WEBINAR
Celebrate the holiday PWCC-style! Enjoy getting together with old friends while you make new ones. This networking event features a “progressive” format, during which attendees switch “rooms” three times to optimize networking. A list of attendees will be emailed to all registrants. Space is limited. REGISTER

Anti-Racism Resources

This list was compiled by our friends at the Chicago Foundation for Women. To learn more about their organization, visit the CFW website

For White Allies

  • Compiled resources for our white community allies or those seeking to become allies can be found here.

For Latinx Allies

  • Compiled resources in Spanish for our Latinx community allies or those seeking to become allies with Spanish as their preferred language can be found here.
  • Recursos recopilados para aliados de nuestra comunidad Latinx o aquellos que buscan convertirse en aliados y su idioma de preferencia es el español se pueden encontrar aquí.

For Talking About Race with Children

  • Compiled resources for ways to speak to children about racism can be found here.

Arts & Wellness

Canright marketing coordinator Alexandra Sulack is an opera singer and voice teacher. She curates arts and wellness recommendations for you:

Reading Recommendations

Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, founded by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, is an innovative literary centre designed to amplify and celebrate marginalized voices. The catalog highlights, promotes, amplifies, celebrates, and honors the work of writers who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social, and academic canons. Elizabeth’s seeks to educate and re-shape the lens of readers—how they see themselves and how they view the world.

A percentage of all sales from Elizabeth’s will go to The Loveland Foundation to support their mission of making mental healthcare accessible for Black women and girls.

Discover More.

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Want to know more? Let’s communicate!