Part II: West Side/ South Side: Coalitioning Around School Closures

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 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.

Refreshments served

“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.

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