I am…

Born in California, but raised in Chicago since the age of four, Charles A. Preston is an activist-organizer, published writer, artist, and spacemaker.

  • Bachleor's Of Arts in African-American Studies from Chicago State University.

  • 2018 ArtsMatter Grantee

  • Published in the Chicago Defender, Chicago Magazine, and In These Times.

  • Hosts #ChurchOnThe9, a street-based open mic for the Chatham community.

  • Lead Organizer of the #SaveCSU campaign, a campaign to save the closing Chicago State University in the midst of the 2015 Illinois Budget Crisis.

  • Fmr. Communications Co-Chair of BYP 100's Chicago Chapter during Laquan McDonald demonstrations, the #SayHerName campaign for the termination of Officer Dante Servin.