Join us in honoring Martin Luther King’s legacy – by getting involved in your community! There are numerous ways to connect and make a difference during the weekend leading up to Martin Luther King Day, just a week away.
1. Take a historical and architecture tour of the neighborhood by bus! Learn about the treasures we already have.
Two departures (9am and 11:15am) will happen on Saturday, January 18. These tours, coordinated by the South Shore Docent Council, the South Shore Chamber, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, do not happen often, and seats are limited. Cost is $25 (to pay for the bus). Tours have been rescheduled for January 25, with departure at 11am from South Shore International College Prep, 1955 E. 75th Street. Advanced registration is required. Email email@example.com for details, or purchase tickets online here.
2. Get engaged in the search for our next grocery store. If you care about the future of the former Dominick’s, please take this short survey. This will help efforts to recruit a new store that will respond to the community. If you’ve already taken the survey but want to do more, we need your help! The next meeting of the Planning Coalition, which is leading the effort, will take place on Saturday, January 18, 1:30pm, at 1750 E. 71st Street.
3. Continue the celebration and dialogue about the arts as a catalyst for social justice with a gathering at the Island, a South Shore apartment gallery space, from 6-9pm on January 18th. Details here.
4. Join us for a Martin Luther King celebration and public meeting on Sunday, January 19th. We are co-sponsoring this event with numerous other community groups and IIRON. It will take place from 2:30-4:30pm at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, at 83rd & South Shore Drive. Bus pickup will be provided from South Shore (2pm at the South Shore Library at 73rd & Exchange – be on time!), but please RSVP if you plan to attend, and especially if you plan to ride the bus!
With so much going on, we hope you share with us a sense of energy and optimism. With your involvement, we can make change for the better, build a strong community, and celebrate Martin Luther King in a way he would have appreciated.