In Loving Memory of Derrick Dawson

Derrick Charles Dawson, Program Coordinator of Crossroads’ place-based work in Chicago (Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism – CROAR) passed away on July 3, 2022. Derrick joined Crossroads initially as a member of the Board of Directors, where he served as Co-Chair of the Board and eventually began facilitating workshops. He became a staff member to begin building CROAR. His loss is deeply felt here at Crossroads and reverberates throughout Chicago, where he worked tirelessly for equity in a multitude of organizations.  He was also very active in justice issues in the disability and LGBTQIA communities.

In lieu of flowers, Derrick’s family is encouraging memorial donations to Crossroads. Electronic donations may be made using the link below, while checks may be sent to P.O. Box 160, Vineburg, CA 95487.