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February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Why is Chicago so corrupt? What does a community organizer do? How can you help someone run for local office? What is a TIF and how does it impact your community? Get the answers - and much MORE - at the POWER Institute's Fall 2018 workshop series! The CivicLab has launched the POWER Institute (People Organizing to Win, Engage & Resist) to get you TRAINED to ORGANIZE and WIN a Chicago and a world that we all deserve and can prosper in. Our trainers are super experienced in grassroots democracy with over 60 years of public campaigns between them! In the first session, we will be exploring: What are the basics for preparing to organize and win in a city dominated by the Democratic Machine for 75 years? Who, exactly, is Ed Burke? You will learn about the geographic and political history of Chicago from the 1800s through the present day. The past is prologue. Learn Chicago's past in order to change her future.