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Full Text of SR0483  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Malik Alim, a 28 year old father,
4friend, community leader, activist, and organizer, who passed
5away tragically on August 20, 2021; and
6    WHEREAS, Malik Alim's work included community organizing,
7storytelling, podcast production, and writing; and
8    WHEREAS, Malik Alim cultivated and nurtured community
9wherever he went; he encouraged people to envision a better
10world and to unite together to make it possible; and
11    WHEREAS, Malik Alim loved his children, his partner, his
12family, and his friends; he loved to help his community and
13worked to organize, inspire, and provide guidance; he was a
14proud father and constantly made everyone in every room he
15entered feel safe and supported; and
16    WHEREAS, Malik Alim understood how people, regardless of
17identity or political affiliation, were connected and impacted
18by social injustices; he encouraged and welcomed collaboration
19and taught and learned from anyone fortunate enough to cross
20his path; and



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1    WHEREAS, Malik Alim was deeply committed to his work and
2was pivotal in creating a safer Illinois for all through his
3work on the SAFE-T Act and the Pre-Trial Fairness Act; he
4worked tirelessly for liberation, voting rights, freedom, and
5love; and
6    WHEREAS, Malik Alim valued public education and took any
7opportunity to shed light on social injustices and the
8importance of liberation; he spoke on panels, visited
9classrooms from primary schools to universities, created
10original media, and produced events; and
11    WHEREAS, Malik Alim centered his humanity and the humanity
12of all those around him in whatever he did; he approached his
13work with brilliance, grace, kindness, and dignity and created
14a beloved community in every space through which he passed;
16    WHEREAS, Malik Alim's work will live and be shared through
17generations, and his children will be able to understand the
18impact their father made on this world; therefore, be it
20ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
21Malik Alim and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
22friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Malik Alim as an expression of our
3deepest sympathy.