In 2013, communities on the South and West Sides of Chicago fought the largest school closures in history. In 2018, South and West Siders have an opportunity to build together: ensure equitable public education in their neighborhoods, become informed and share resources and defend their communities. Join Hull-House, educators, and activists to discuss organizing and action across neighborhoods. Speakers include: Amara Enyia, public policy consultant and community organizer in Austin (moderator); Elisabeth Greer, co-founder and founding board member, Chicago United for Equity; Candace Moore, Staff Attorney, Education Equity Project at Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights; and Simone Woods, Student SupportManager, Communities in Schools.
This event is part of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum's current exhibition "Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School," a collaborative exhibition that explores the transformation of public school space amidst the backdrop of depopulation, divestment and school closures on the West Side. The Museum will be open at 5:00 PM for visitors to view before the conversation.
FREE! Please RSVP
"Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change" is a Jane Addams Hull-House Museum project that brings together scholars, activists, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders to investigate the history of neighborhood change on Chicago’s West Side