Supporting Our Communities


  • Chuhak & Tecson recognizes International Day Against Homophobia,
    Transphobia and Biphobia

    For us at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., May 17 is a call to support our co-workers, family members, friends, neighbors and anyone else special in our lives who identify as members of the LGBTQ community and, as a result, have faced oppression and systemic hardships. This day is not only recognized by us but by many institutions and communities globally as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    Founded in 2004 by the International Day Against Homophobia Committee, this day was created to underscore the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals as well as all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. May 17 was specifically chosen to commemorate this collective cause as it was on this date thirty years ago that the World Health Organization decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

    Thousands of initiatives, big and small, are reported throughout the planet and global mobilizations like this can provide people with the opportunity to take action and engage in dialogue with media, policymakers, public opinion and wider civil society.

    Visit the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia’s website to learn more.


 
  • glenhagen farm retreat, an educational and spiritual retreat

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    Chuhak & Tecson principal Andy Tecson and his wife, Nancy Hagen, established the not for profit glenhagen farm retreat  to provide youth from all walks of life with the opportunity to experience the extraordinary wonders of the ecosystems. The farm, which offers educational and worship opportunities related to the arts, religion, ecosystems, astronomy and sustainable agriculture, welcomes schools, colleges, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other houses of worship, and also not for profit corporations, that seek a place to grow, experience and explore the wonders of God’s creation. 

    Amenities added since the farm’s opening—a volleyball court, raised garden bed, fire pit for campfires and stone paths—were well-used by campers who visited in summer 2019 such as Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Harmony Community Church, Kingsley School’s Girl Scouts, League of United Latin American Citizens, Project Exploration, Refugee Education & Adventure CHallenge, and West Town Bikes. 

    For more information on glenhagen farm retreat, or to learn how to get involved, contact 
    glenhagenfarm@gmail.com.


 
  • Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship Fund

     
     

    The scholarship is administered by DePaul and is open to any first-year law student both in good academic standing and with proven financial need, with a preference for those who have performed community service. It provides support to one new student each year with books and supplies and is renewable for those students who remain in good academic standing. Deadlines for applications are on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more about the scholarship fund.