Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change is Jane Addams Hull-House Museum project, originally funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities, that brings together scholars, activists, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders to investigate the history of neighborhood change on Chicago’s West Side and connect those histories to contemporary issues and concerns.
A Memo to the Mayor from the West Side
On May 14, 2019, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum gathered community partners to craft a Memo to the Mayor from the West Side, prompted by the Chicago Community Trust's "On The Table" discussions. The youth of BBF Family Services located in the North Lawndale Community have a lot to say about what the West Side needs. Listen to them!
Pervious Making the West Side events and programs
Making the West Side on video
Exhibitions inspired by Making the West Side
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum was one of 21 organizations in the country awarded a NEH Humanities in the Public Square grant for Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change. The grant supports the museum's multi-year initiative to investigate its historic role in neighborhood change and situate both the historical and contemporary West Side of Chicago in a national dialogue on race, gentrification, and the American city.