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 again: ensure equitable public education in their neighborhoods, defend their communities, become informed and share resources. 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; Simone Woods, Student Support Manager, Communities in Schools; and Byron Sigcho, Director, Pilsen Alliance.
This event is part of Hull-House’s current exhibition Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School, a exhibition that explores the transformation of public school space amidst school closures on the West Side. Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change is a Hull-House project that investigates the history of neighborhood change and contemporary issues on Chicago’s West Side.
This event is part of a series of conversation about education and activism. Learn more and RSVP about the other conversations here: