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MARILYN PAGÁN-BANKS

Marilyn Pagán-Banks is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and currently serves as executive director of A Just Harvest, an anti-hunger organization committed to service, community organizing and economic development; and as a local pastor in Chicago. A graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary, Pagán-Banks is committed to the liberation of oppressed peoples, building power and creating community. The overall economic and community development work of A Just Harvest was created with the goal of increasing economic sustainability by utilizing the assets, gifts, and abilities already present within the community. The Just CIRCLES (Caring for and Investing in Returning Citizens Looking to Embody Success) program is A Just Harvest's response to reducing recidivism and violence by addressing the need for dignified and safe employment for our young adult neighbors who are under negative pressure on a daily basis from the state and peers alike.

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