South Shore Int’l Prep High School 1955 E. 75th St. Chicago, IL. 60649
The heart of South Shore’s food source is closing. We need a healthy, viable food option for our vibrant community.
+ HEAR our options for a new grocer
+ LEARN about how we’re doing economically
+ JOIN our action committee to choose a store
+ MEET new neighbors!
A high quality, affordable food option in the area will immediately improve surrounding shopping options for a more vibrant, shopping experience.
Your attendance and your voice is urgently needed.
Neighborhood businesses are offering discounts for shoppers this holiday season – see the flyer below!
South Shore is a featured community for Chicago Artists Month this year! In addition to the ongoing South Shore Arts Festival, the following special events are planned:
Friday, October 11th
CAM Kick-Off: Art Impact
Studio 71 Art Gallery
1834 E. 71st Street
Saturday, October 12th
2013 Distinctly South Shore Art Festival Tour
South Shore Tourism Center
1813 E. 71st Street
Tour will begin promptly at Noon
Saturday, October 12th
Heavy is the Head II: The Core Row Nay Shun
A Performative Reading, part of Faheem Majeed’s Shacks & Shanties Project
1708 E. 71st Street (NW Corner of 71st and East End)
Saturday, October 12th
Envision Unlimited “Weapons of Mass Protection” Gallery
1865 E. 71st Street
Saturday, October 12th
Live Artistic Entertainment and Sweets
Give Me Some Sugah
2234 E. 71st Street
Sunday, October 13th
South Shore Cultural Center In the Neighborhood Celebration
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Drive
The Voting Rights Referendum for Trayvon Martin begins in Chicago on Monday, September 2 and runs until Monday, September 30. Vote and make your voice heard! We have eight polling places:
- Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.
- Village Leadership Academy, 800 S. Wells, Suite 90
- It Takes A Village Early Learning Center, 4020 W. Division
- Sara’s Cafe, 72nd and Exchange in South Shore
- Sage Community Collective, 2514 W Armitage Ave
- Roosevelt University Mansfield Institute, 400 S. Michigan
- Hamby Hall, UAW Local 551, 13550 S. Torrence Ave.
- Logan Square Neighborhood Association Youth Leaders at Kelvyn Park High School, 4343 W Wrightwood Ave
Here are the ballots in English and Spanish.
Because this is a decentralized, yet coordinated local effort, all of the polling places have their own schedules for when voting will occur. My sincere thanks to the contacts at each for agreeing to host the referendum in solidarity with the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles. Eric Mann just recently published an article, “The Ghost of the March on Washington” lifting up the effort in Chicago.
If you or someone you know is still interested in hosting the ballot referendum in another location, it is not too late. You find everything you need on our Chicago for the People website and Facebook group. Voting can take place for two days or for every day of the month. We only ask that you try to collect at least 500 ballots at some point this month and let me know when I can pick them up!
And don’t forget the Freedom Vote Convention on Saturday, October 26, 9 am – 2 pm at Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge.
Can’t really handle this right now? Just be sure to Like Us on Facebook and stay tuned for further developments.
We are moving forward with launching a Voting Rights Referendum for Trayvon Martin here in Chicago during the month of September.
Here are the ballots in English and Spanish so you can see what we will be distributing.
We will move this effort locally under the banner “Chicago for the People.”
We have planned information sessions for the month of August. The sessions will explain the campaign, explore the possibility of using the voting referendum model to inform Chicago’s 2015 elections, and have materials ready for distribution to those willing to serve as “Freedom Vote” polling places.
Information Session Schedule:
- Thursday, August 22, 6 – 7:30 at the Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State St., Ste. 3N
- Thursday, August 26, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm web-based conference call (https://global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/622988517. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone. +1 (213) 493-0605. Access Code: 622-988-517
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting. Meeting ID:622-988-517)
Please try to attend an information session if you are at all interested in joining this campaign and/or fleshing out a model for creating a sustained public engagement effort to create a Chicago People’s Platform for 2014-2015. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch.
Unfortunately, the long summer of construction on South Shore Drive between 71st and 79th continues. Though communications from the City have been poor and vague, it now appears that the Drive will be resurfaced beginning immediately, with work scheduled to last until at least August 23rd. Expecting disruptions to traffic flow and parking on nearby streets. Bus service is rerouted, with the #6 and #26 running down Coles until completion.
Do you have more details about this ongoing project? Email us at email@example.com and we can help get the word out!
This gathering is part of a summer-long series of introductions to the philosophy of restorative justice. It will be a vital time for South Shore neighbors to share ideas about how restorative justice methods, like peace circles, can be used in our neighborhood. We will sit in circle with master trainer Cheryl Graves and other passionate community members. All local residents are welcome to join. Many thanks to the Bryn Mawr Community Church for hosting! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org of Reclaiming South Shore for All.
To learn more about the theory and practice of Peace Circles, click here [PDF]…
The South Shore Summer Festival will take place at the South Shore Cultural Center on August 18th. Details are in the image below – along with info about a competition to perform as the opening act of the festival. Deadline to apply is July 26th!
Chicago Artists Month is an open call to individual artists and organizations for events that feature Chicago-based artists, in a public venue in Chicago, during the month of October. A marketing initiative of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, CAM showcases the work of Chicago’s independent artists and arts organizations, highlights arts activity in Chicago neighborhoods, drives tourism, encourages collaboration and provides opportunities for creative expression and education for all Chicagoans.
South Shore and South Chicago will be a Featured Neighborhood in October. Visit the Chicago Artists Month website to learn more about what this means, or apply to have your event featured!
Reminder: the deadline to submit works for the South Shore Art Festival is July 31 (this has been extended). Details on their website!
Come together with community leaders and organizers from throughout South Shore for a Block Club Assembly this Saturday, June 22nd, 10am at South Shore High School!