LSNA’S 55TH ANNUAL CONGRESS Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Part of the On the Table Series organized by the Chicago Community Trust McAuliffe Elementary School 1841 N Springfield Ave 5:30 Registration 6:00 Program What is the opposite of gentrification? How can diverse working-class communities organize to determine the kind of development that
Hi everyone, On Monday, I attended the Lathrop Leadership Team meeting, where the TIF process was on the agenda. However, before I get to the TIF, the Lathrop Local Advisory Council (LAC) has planned a protest at the CHA Board Meeting on June 21. They will be protesting the elimination of 525 units of public
The summer offers an opportunity for us to come together socialize in a variety of fun settings. Would you be willing to host a small St. Luke’s BBQ or Picnic some time between mid June and mid July? You pick the time, the place, and the event and the office will match you with 4-6
This event has long been St. Luke’s “Kick Off to Summer.” So come join in the fun & walk for peace.
we need someone (1 person) to pick up our seedlings sampler box on the morning of May 14th. Distribution of the boxes is from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Why walk on the trail? We want to symbolize the need for affordable housing and neighborhood schools in our community. The trail is a lovely park but without a plan it is leading to a huge amount of gentrification in our community.
Despite overwhelming community opposition to luxury developments at Lathrop Homes, the Milwaukee Twin Towers near the California Blue Line and increased public pressure for actual affordable housing in the First Ward and Chicago, Joe Moreno has consistently ignored the community’s demands. San Lucas UCC recently joined the efforts of SOMOS to make housing genuinely affordable and accessible in our community. We at San Lucas do not believe God sanctions gentrification because we walk with congregation members and neighbors experiencing displacement and its devastation on our families.
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Just as Mary and Joseph were turned away, this plan would turn away low-income and working class families from Chicago’s North Side. In effect, the plan would use public funds to further segregate Chicago.
The next Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance meeting is this coming Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30pm. We’ll be meeting at St. Luke’s once again this month, and continuing an exercise we started last month with lay members from all four congregations that asks the question…..