Posts tagged "Centro Autonomo"

Housing activists welcome New York Times coverage, want more gender balance

Housing activists welcome New York Times coverage, want more gender balance
In a city still suffering from a housing crisis that ripped through economically disadvantaged black and Latino communities, an article that throws a national spotlight on Chicago activists’ fight to claim empty and dilapidated houses is a welcome acknowledgement of their struggle. In a May 29 article titled “The Death and Life of Chicago,” The... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing
Here’s some of the stories relating to race and poverty that’s happening around Chicago this week: Chicago Teacher Strike. Chicago teachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. After the the two sides failed to reach an agreement by the strike deadline Sunday, officials began to prepare to have more than 350,000... Read more »

One-year moratorium on foreclosures called for in Cook County

With the number of foreclosure notices rising compared to last year, many community activists are asking Cook County elected officials for a solution–and fast. But will the proposed solution, a one-year moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, actually work? Community organizations such as the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign and Centro Autonomo of Albany Park last week demanded... Read more »
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