We live in a world of technology where a click on a thumbs up icon is a signifier of activity. A retweeting tells the world that we support specific communities or ideas. Commenting on a blog post or an online article counts, on some level, as joining the discussion.
While there is nothing wrong (and everything right) about digital activism, nothing can replace actually showing up and digging in. A FaceBook share will not paint a mural; an Instagram photo of a garden cannot replace planting the seeds.
With that in mind, WBEZ and Chicago Cares is hosting our first ever Day of Service event. Yes - it takes place on multiple days and the culminating performance party takes place in the evening but "WBEZ's A Coupla Day's of Service with a Performance in the Evening" just didn't have the same ring, right?
Unlike the Chef Battle, the Winter Block Party or the Global Activism Expo, this particular event cannot happen without YOU.