Thursday ⦿ 7:30PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Change Agents will place a spotlight on critical issues impacting Chicago’s communities (e.g. homelessness, domestic violence, food inequity, bail reform, hate crimes, police reform, school bullying, etc.) and introduce viewers to nonprofit and community organizations who are working to address and combat these issues.

Season 2 Episode 2

The Future of Voting

Host Sufyan Sohel is joined by special guests Stevie Vallas and Bernie Williams to delve into the future of voting.

Season 2 Episode 1

Stand Against Asian-American Hate

Host Sufyan Sohel is joined by Grace Pai and Ray Rivera join the show to discuss standing against Asian-American hate.

Season 1 Episode 17

Second Chances - Purpose After Prison

Change Agents with Sufyan Sohel features Tyrone Muhammad and Solomon Montagueo, who are serving their community through ECCSC. They discuss second chances and finding purpose after prison, sharing personal stories and insights on creating opportunities for re-entry and the transformative power of forgiveness.

Season 1 Episode 16

Protecting Our Elders

Caroline Manley joins the show to discuss safeguarding and supporting our senior community.

Season 1 Episode 15

Employment and Job Equity

Tara Harper, Kim Massenburg, & Jashawn Hill join the show to discuss employment and job equity.

Season 1 Episode 14

The Ministry of Music

Andre "Add 2" Daniels joins Sufyan Sohel to discuss the ministry of music.

Season 1 Episode 13

Legal Jeopardy: The High Cost of Representation

Sufyan Sohel welcomes guests Adam Salzman and Cynthia Ampadu to discuss the justice gap and how some communities can't find help for their legal problems.

Season 1 Episode 12

Lifting Struggling Communities

Sufyan Sohel welcomes guests Swathi Staley and Chef Lashon Burrell, two inspiring change agents working to lift up struggling communities.

Season 1 Episode 11

Providing a Voice to the Underrepresented

Sufyan Sohel welcomes guests Darrious Hillmon (Executive Director of CAN TV) & Cynthia Manuel (Heavenly Cynt Youth) to talk the power of giving underrepresented voices a platform.

Season 1 Episode 10

We Are All In This Together: Standing In Solidarity

The state of our nation has never been more divided, with many communities on the receiving end of discrimination and marginalization. To fight this injustice, Pushkar Sharma and Priya Shah join Change Agents to discuss how we can show up in allyship for those who need it most.

Season 1 Episode 9

Transforming Lives through Mentorship & Empowerment

On this week’s episode of Change Agents, Jamila Trimuel, Founder and Executive Director of Ladies of Virtue joins the show to discuss how she leads the charge to empower Black girls in some of our city’s most underserved communities and work to prepare them for college, their future careers, and to become change agents in their communities.

Season 1 Episode 8

Food Insecurity, Revisited

As we approach Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, with many of us celebrating with food and loved ones, Change Agents reminds us of all of the inequities in the communities around us. Dr. Saria Lofton, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing and Kellie O’Connell, Executive Director of Nourishing Hope join the show to provide ways to support our hungry neighbors.

Season 1 Episode 7

Chaos at our Borders: Immigrants in our Communities

Immigrants, refugees, and their families are part of our communities but face systemic barriers to their advancement and prosperity. Luis Gutierrez, Executive Director of Latinos Progresando and Idalia Flores Guzman, Programs Manager, of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights join the show to reveal immigrants’ experiences and discuss how federal, state, and local policies and practices affect their well-being while providing insights on how to strengthen systems that engage with immigrant and refugee families.

Season 1 Episode 6

Reproductive Rights: Whose Choice is it Anyway?

In the wake of the Dobbs Supreme Court decision, the right to an abortion is now dictated by geography. This week will feature conversation about reproductive rights with legal experts and advocates including Ed Yohnka, Director of Communications and Public Policy, ACLU-IL; Qudsiyyah Shariyf, Deputy Director, Chicago Abortion Fund; and Mandy Medley, an activist with Chicago for Abortion Rights.

Season 1 Episode 5

The Secret Life of Muslims

Change Agents will showcase some incredible activists working to combat hate faced by the Muslim American Community. Change Agents is CAN TV Signature Show.

Season 1 Episode 4

Wealth Inequity in Chicago

Change Agents explores wealth inequity in Chicago with guests Imam Tariq El-Amin and Todd Belcore. Change Agents is a CAN TV Signature Program.

Season 1 Episode 3

Gender-Based Violence

Sufyan Sohel welcomes Noor Raheemullah Hasan, Executive Director of Muslim Women’s Alliance, and Neha Gill, Executive Director of Apna Ghar, to talk about the stigmas & taboos surrounding gender-based violence. Change Agents is a CAN TV Signature Production.

Season 1 Episode 2

When Hunger Strikes, Who You Gonna Call?

Jen Kouba from Care For Real and Dion Dawson of Dion’s Chicago Dream join Sufyan Sohel to address food insecurity in Chicago. Change Agents is a CAN TV Signature program.

Season 1 Episode 1

Mental Health Care - Inequality Strikes Again

Host Sufyan Sohel along with Dr. Inger Burnett Ziegler Author, Clinical Psychologist, and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Medicine and Mark Ishaug, CEO of Thresholds, address mental health in Chicago’s marginalized communities. Change Agents is a CAN TV

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