Sarah Colome

Sarah Colomè is an educator, advocate and the SOARS Booking Director for A Long Walk Home, Inc. Based in Chicago, she has traveled both nationally and internationally as a competitive collegiate public speaker and now coaches students on topics related to social justice and diversity, health education, sexual violence and persuasive speaking. Currently a professor at DePaul University, Colomè teaches a course on issues of multiculturalism and identity. In addition to her work, she serves on the Board for Chicago Women's Health Center, and volunteers as a medical advocate empowering sexual violence survivors on behalf of Rape Victim Advocates, a local rape crisis organization in Chicago.

Power, Race and Police: Deconstructing Ferguson

August 18, 2014

The US must urgently address the historical and ongoing problem of police violence against communities of color. On August 9, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male, was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. To many, this may sound like a tragic accident. Others may assume...

Occupy Chicago: Bridging the Gap

April 30, 2012

The six-month-old Occupy Movement in Chicago seemed to have gone into hibernation, but it is back for action with the arrival of spring. Reinvigorated by the upcoming NATO summit in May, Occupy Chicago is arranging itself to deliver serious civil participation and vocalized dissatisfaction this summer. Though not entirely dissipated,...