Organizing in the Black Community

February 2nd, 2009

Community organizing is a Chicago tradition. And that tradition made headlines during the historical presidential campaign of our very own Barack Obama. Read the rest of this entry »

Kicked out

August 4th, 2008

From inner-city, low-income neighborhoods to wealthy suburbia, it’s hardly news that more and more homeowners from all walks of life are facing foreclosure pressures.Single parents, the elderly, even family pets are falling victim to this national credit crisis. And now, tenants of foreclosed apartment buildings are feeling the crunch. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Organizing in Chicago

September 26th, 2007

On this episode of Community, Media & You, we’ll have a conversation about the state of organizing today and efforts on the South Side to empower underrepresented communities.Following the lead of Chicago’s most well-known grassroots community organizer, Saul Alinsky, other individuals have come together to bring democracy to the neighborhood level. Through organizing, traditionally underrepresented communities have influenced government policies and improved the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Read the rest of this entry »

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