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"COVID Coalition" & Andre Vasquez, Frank Avellone, Tom Tresser & Jonathan Peck

The Ben Joravsky Show

Police and Kyrie Irving form a curious anti-vax coalition. Ben riffs. Alderman Andre Vasquez and Frank Avellone talk about proposed anti-eviction ordinance. And Tom Tresser and Jonathan Peck talk TIFs.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 14mins

12 Oct 2021

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#46 Leading With Growth Mindset with Andre Vasquez


Leading with growth mindset takes a certain amount of willingness to be vulnerable. Why? Because it means you own your mistakes. This isn’t easy in a society dominated by fixed mindset, which feeds the idea that if you make a mistake then you ARE a mistake. Fixed mindset leads to constantly trying to prove good enough because of a believe that we are born a certain way and cannot change. Thus, everything is an indication of our inherent being. Growth mindset is a belief that you can cultivate qualities. It feeds the idea that mistakes are opportunities because you can always learn to do better. Many current leadership trainings emphasize growth mindset and the term has become a bit of a buzz word but what it look like in a leader?In this episode of Unlimited, the podcast, I invited Andre Vasquez, Alderperson of the 40th Ward in Chicago to join me in a conversation that emphasizes what it looks like to lead with growth mindset in life and government.Some of what we talk about in this episode includes:Owning your mistakes and making living amendsAuthentically and imperfectly showing upNormalizing self-doubtPlaying to your strengthsOwning your present momentBeing an activist outside and then inside the systemThank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, please share it! Take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me: @unlimitedcoachvalWant to share your thoughts or have questions? Send me a message! I love to hear from you. You can email me at valerie@valeriefriedlander.com or DM me on InstagramAND don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast!LINKS FROM THIS EPISODEThe 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert GreeneThe Esra Klein Show: Your Success Probably Didn’t Come from Merit Alone – interview with Tressie McMillian40th Ward Office Spotify PlaylistCONNECT WITH ANDRE VASQUEZ:40th Ward WebsiteInstagramFacebookCONNECT WITH VALERIE:Facebook Instagram Get email updates! Work with Valerie!


15 Sep 2021

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Episode 145 - The story of 40th Ward Alderperson, Andre Vasquez

Always Andersonville: The Podcast

This week, David and Gene are joined by Alderperson Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward. A lifelong Chicagoan, Alderperson Vasquez has worked to connect and include members across the 40th Ward. Before his time as Alderperson, Vasquez worked in a senior management position at a utility company eventually servicing over 145,000 Illinois households. Currently, Alderperson Vasquez is actively engaging within the community increasing sustainability, infrastructure, and justice.

1hr 2mins

23 Jun 2021

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3/19/21: "Ald. Andre Vasquez takes on gerrymandered, back-room ward remapping"

Inside Chicago Government

In an audio interview, Alderman Andre Vasquez of Chicago's 40th Ward talked about a City Council resolution he co-sponsored that calls for a hearing on how Chicago will redraw ward boundaries. In the standard version, Vasquez defended his resolution from critiques by the council's Latino Caucus. In the premium version: questions about selecting an independent remap commission; how non-whites can represent whites; and avoiding the "back room." Length 5.1 minutes. (For the full-length version, subscribe at chigov.com.)


20 Mar 2021

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In The Building Ep. 22 - Represent, Represent! w/Chicago Alderman Andre Vasquez

WARR on Anchor

Representing the 40th Ward of Chicago, Andre Vasquez is home grown from the North Side and has as interesting a story as anyone in the city council. Vasquez takes us into his life of serving the people, his background as a rapper and his identity as a Socialist in an old-school Democratic town. Watch this show also on WARR Media's YouTube. Subscribe to WARR on Anchor and follow WARR for all the latest on our movement and stay tuned for upcoming episodes and specials from your guys. Weareregalradio.com provides the best independent coverage of sports and culture -- feel free to share our content and rate us well here or wherever else you find our podcasts. Thanks for listening. twitter.com/warrmedia facebook.com/regalradio1 instagram.com/warrmedia--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/warrmedia/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/warrmedia/support

1hr 41mins

15 Feb 2021

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Try EVERY Day with D'Andre Vasquez


Meet D'Andre Vasquez, the 2019-2020 DECA Inc. National Executive President. Today he shares with Scott Mathie all about his journey to become the leader he is and how it all happened because of showing up and trying every. single. day. You don't have to have it all figured out but you do have to start to get it all figured out! Connect with me! Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/nixyourlimits Snapchat | https://www.snapchat.com/add/nixyourlimits LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmathie Check out My Book | https://nixit.today/watchmyresults--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/studentleadershippodcast/support


30 Jun 2020

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More Human Places - Andre Vasquez

Livable City

In the midst of the unpredictability that has come with the COVID-19 pandemic, at least one thing has become quite true: many of the world’s cities desperately need more space. What kind of space are we talking about? Not necessarily private space, like a backyard, but a repurposing of existing public space away from only movement through a place and into being in place, safely outdoors. We have a serious deficit of quality, inspiring, safe public space and this has become a huge liability to the health and wellbeing of city residents. When common private spaces are all closed and you don’t have a park you can easily walk to, where do you go to read a book, get some sun, talk to a friend? My guest Andre Vasquez, alderman (councilor in other cities) of the 40th ward in Chicago, speaks with me and special guest host Anni Metz about this topic. The 40th ward has a project proposal to convert part of Catalpa street into a pedestrian space, beginning to heal the void left by two big box store car parking lots on either side. This is the kind of space cities around the world need to create a vision of - bringing enjoyable, safe public space easily walked to for all neighborhoods. Our very lives may depend on these spaces coming into existence immediately. Follow Andre on Twitter and his alderman-specific Twitter handle Follow Anni on Twitter and subscribe to her podcast: House Warming Podcast Brought to you by SquadCast and post-production by Creekmore Music.

1hr 10mins

25 May 2020

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Episode #66: D'Andre Vasquez: Overcoming Tragedy

Art of Community NCW podcast

My guest for this episode is a remarkable young man from Leavenworth who experienced a horrendous personal tragedy – a tragedy that fueled his desire to make a difference in this world. D’Andre Vasquez lost both parents and his grandmother in a car accident four years ago and completed his education at Cascade High School as captain of the wrestling team and and as a leader in DECA, the high school leadership program. He campaigned successfully to become international president of DECA and is traveling the country supporting its programs. D’Andre is what I would call an “us” rather than a “me” leader. He credits his success to the support of the community, his faith and his mentors.  His philosophy of challenging himself to improve every day is something each one of us can emulate and benefit from.


18 Sep 2019

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40th Ward Chicago socialist city council member Andre Vasquez

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers

Alderman Vaquez joins us for a lively conversation about what he's learned about being a socialist, an alderman, providing services to his constituents, legislating and building coalitions. 


13 Sep 2019

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Interview with Andre Vasquez


40th Ward Alderman-elect Andre Vasquez (and his chief of staff Jessica Peters) join me in studio. We cover his journey to city hall, reducing the number of aldermen, Spider-Man, and a lot more.


26 Apr 2019