Thank you all for joining us for our
"Winter Survivors" BBQ! We had a lot of great food, met some new
people, and reconnected with some of our long-time members. And the
weather was, well, pretty much what you would expect on the first full summer day in Chicago - very chilly, foggy, windy, and misty.
The Alliance for Community Services
is working with the People Project to provide an exciting leadership
development training activity for worker and community activists that
want to build on their experiences, enhance organizing skills and work
together to advance our movement.
from top organizing training traditions and models, the People Project
has crafted a training curriculum focused on our efforts to build
worker-community connections, stop privatization and improve human
services in Illinois. These participatory sessions will include:
* theory and practice of community/coalition organizing
* making effective use of media
* How we got here: history of welfare / human services organizing in Illinois
[free parking available, easily accessible by CTA train or bus]
Why should you care about Tax Increment Funds?
If you pay property taxes or use city services you are affected by TIFs.
TIFs have become a major source of development in every neighborhood in Chicago. Is that a good thing?
Come hear Tax Increment Funding explained so you can decide.
The presenters will be:
- Tom Tresser, co-founder of the CivicLab (http://www.civiclab.us/),
Chicago’s only co-working space dedicated to social justice and civic
engagement, and lead organizer of The TIF Illumination Project (http://www.tifreports.com/)
which has been exposing what TIFs do to us at the ward level in new and
powerful ways. The TIF Illumination Project is an all-volunteer effort.
Presented by The Social Action Committee, Emanuel Congregation.
Co-sponsors for this event: Chicago Teachers Union, Northside Action for
Justice, People Project, Edgewater Presbyterian Church, ONE Northside.
For more information, Carol Edelson, TIFIllum48@gmail.com or 312-371-7147.
Jitu Brown accepting the Maryon Banks (center), with Kelate Gaim Cook County Commissioner
"Everyday Hero" Award for and Virginia Hester, accepting the Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia giving
his work on education "Everyday Hero" Award for her work on the keynote address
justice and human rights building affordable communities.
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