WBEZ | WBEZ West Side Community Bureau http://www.wbez.org/content/wbez-west-side-community-bureau Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What is Your Vision for Peace?: A community conversation responding to youth violence (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/what-your-vision-peace-community-conversation-responding-youth-violence-west-side-bureau-106803 <p><p>Chicago right now seems to be known most for the violence that happens here &ndash; especially the violence perpetrated by and visited upon young people.&nbsp; With so much violence fresh in our minds, and with summer &ndash; historically the most violent season in our city &ndash; almost upon us, what can we do to make Chicago a more peaceful city, for all its residents?</p><p>Join us &ndash; <a href="http://www.wbez.org/what-your-vision-peace-community-conversation-responding-youth-violence-north-side-bureau-106801"><strong>Tuesday, May 7th, at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</strong></a> in Roger&rsquo;s Park, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/what-your-vision-peace-community-conversation-responding-youth-violence-south-side-bureau-106802"><strong>Wednesday, May 8th, at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</strong></a> in Englewood, or <strong>Thursday, May 9th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau</strong> in Humboldt Park &ndash; as the Center for Civic Reflection and Chicago Public Media follow <a href="http://imaginingpeace.com/home/" target="_blank">Chicago&#39;s <em>Imagining Peace</em> conference</a> (April 26-28, 2013) by hosting three round-table discussions that explore the impact violence has upon us and how we can create conditions for peace.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/imagining-peace-conference-and-youth-congress-peace-106574" target="_blank">Click here</a> to learn more about the <em>Imagining Peace</em> conference.</p><p>Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/" target="_blank">Center for Civic Reflection</a> works to strengthen community and deepen understanding by helping people and organizations think and talk about the meaning of their work in the world.&nbsp; Through the practice of reflective discussion, which utilizes provocative readings, images, and video, CCR helps people consider the beliefs and values that underlie their commitments&mdash;leading to clarity about their work, stronger relationships, and more committed, effective action.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/what-your-vision-peace-community-conversation-responding-youth-violence-west-side-bureau-106803 One Book, One Chicago: Seeking “The Warmth of Other Suns” (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-seeking-%E2%80%9C-warmth-other-suns%E2%80%9D-west-side-bureau-106069 <p><p>One Book, One Chicago has expanded&mdash; now join others across the region for a full year of conversation.<br /><br />The newest One Book, One Chicago selection, Isabel Wilkerson&#39;s Pulitzer Prize-winning <em>The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American&#39;s Great Migration</em>, takes its title from Richard Wrights&#39; <em>Black Boy</em>, in which Wright describes his migration to Chicago and his hope that while he could not create his best life in the South, he could in Chicago.<br /><br />Help us explore Chicago&#39;s history as a gateway for such hopeful migrants from the 20th century to today with a community conversation that starts with Wright&#39;s words about seeking &quot;the warmth of other suns&quot; and asks if those who sought out Chicago during the Great Migration found what they were looking for. Are those migrants&#39; grandchildren living better lives? Is Chicago the better place sought by so many? And do immigrants to Chicago today have the same hopes for our city and are they finding it here?<br /><br />Join us for a facilitated discussion from 6-7pm on <strong>Tuesday, April 9 at the WBEZ West Side Bureau</strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-seeking-%E2%80%9C-warmth-other-suns%E2%80%9D-south-side-bureau-106070" target="_blank">Wednesday, April 17 at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</a></strong>, or <strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-seeking-%E2%80%9C-warmth-other-suns%E2%80%9D-north-side-bureau-106073" target="_blank">Monday, April 22 at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</a></strong>.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event listing icon_25.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><br />Online reservations are now closed for this April 9 event at the West Side Bureau, but walk-ups are welcome.</div><p><br />For a full year, <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/oboc/13_warmth/oboc_13_greeting.php" target="_blank">One Book, One Chicago</a> explores a great theme through books, films, performances, lectures, story-telling and art.&nbsp; Through March 2014, Chicago Public Library and its community partners look at how migration has shaped &ndash; and continues to shape &ndash; Chicago, and the conversation starts with Isabel Wilkerson&rsquo;s award-winning <em>The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America&rsquo;s Great Migration</em>. The book is just the beginning. For a list of events, visit <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/oboc/13_warmth/oboc_13_greeting.php" target="_blank">onebookonechicago.org</a>.</p><p>Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-seeking-%E2%80%9C-warmth-other-suns%E2%80%9D-west-side-bureau-106069 Queer Diasporas: Beyond Marriage Equality and Immigration Reform (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/queer-diasporas-beyond-marriage-equality-and-immigration-reform-west-side-bureau-105854 <p><p>As conversations around who can marry, who should be allowed to live in this country, and the policies governing these areas of American life continue to be present in our media, how are conversations taking shape in diaspora communities? Come explore how queer diasporas navigate the issues of marriage equality and immigration reform that have taken center stage. What does same-sex marriage offer LGBTQ im/migrants? How is immigration reform an LGBTQ issue? Beyond marriage equality and immigration reform, how can LGBTQ rights be advanced as human rights globally?<br /><br />Join us for a facilitated discussion from 6-7pm on Wednesday, <strong>March 13 at the WBEZ West Side Bureau</strong>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/queer-diasporas-beyond-marriage-equality-and-immigration-reform-south-side-bureau-105855" target="_blank"><strong>March 20 at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</strong></a>, or <a href="http://www.wbez.org/queer-diasporas-beyond-marriage-equality-and-immigration-reform-north-side-bureau-105856" target="_blank"><strong>March 27 at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</strong></a>.<br />&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_22.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><strong>Online registration is now closed, but walk-ups are welcome!</strong></em></div><p><br /><br /><br />Presented by WBEZ, the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University, and The Public Square - a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, both station partners.</p><p>Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p><p>The <a href="http://las.depaul.edu/diaspora/">Center for Black Diaspora</a> was established to promote and support the production of scholarly, cultural and creative work related to the experiences of Black people in the Diaspora. The Center encourages and supports the study of Black Diaspora in all its complexities as shaped by the historical experiences of Africa and the West, and actively promotes comparative perspectives to illuminate the particular experiences of African people both on the continent and in the Diaspora.<br /><br />Created by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, <a href="http://www.prairie.org/programs/caf-society" target="_blank">Café Society</a> is a series of conversations where families, friends, neighbors, and citizens come together to discuss current events and other important political and social issues. By engaging in the meaningful exchange of ideas and perspectives, these conversations aim to enliven the core of democracy and empower the public.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:16:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/queer-diasporas-beyond-marriage-equality-and-immigration-reform-west-side-bureau-105854 Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-west-side-bureau-105851 <p><p>Poet and essayist <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/wendell-berry">Wendell Berry</a> strongly believes &quot;small-scale farming is essential to healthy local economies, and that strong local economies are essential to the survival of the species and the well-being of the planet.&quot; So what can we as city people do to address the decline of American farming and rural life? &nbsp;<br /><br />As Berry wrote in his essay, <em>The Pleasures of Eating</em>: &quot;When food, in the minds of eaters, is no longer associated with farming and with the land, then the eaters are suffering a kind of cultural amnesia that is misleading and dangerous.&quot;<br /><br />Join us -- <strong>Thursday, March 21, at the WBEZ West Side Bureau</strong>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-south-side-bureau-105852" target="_blank"><strong>Monday, March 25, at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</strong></a>, or <a href="http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-north-side-bureau-105853" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, March 28, at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</strong></a> -- for a facilitated discussion about how we each think about food and our relationship to what it is and where it comes from. What responsibilities do we have to participate in our own food production &amp; preparation, support local farmers, or learn the origins of the food we buy? How are we supported in these efforts, and what realistic challenges do we face? Using excerpts from Berry&#39;s <a href="http://www.ecoliteracy.org/essays/pleasures-eating"><em>The Pleasures of Eating</em></a> let us explore what reclaiming responsibility for our own part in the food economy might honestly mean for our lives today and into the future.<br /><br />You can read the essay in advance by <a href="http://www.ecoliteracy.org/essays/pleasures-eating">clicking here</a> (but are not required to do so); copies will also be made available at the discussion.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_21.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><strong>Online reservations are now closed for this WBEZ West Side Bureau event, but walk-ups are welcome!</strong></em></div><p><br />This event is co-produced by WBEZ and Fourth Presbyterian Church, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Reflection, both station partners.</p><p>Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fourthchurch.org/index.html" target="_blank">Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago</a> was founded in February 1871 when the congregations of Westminster Presbyterian Church and North Presbyterian Church merged. Fourth Church has always had a commitment to serving the need of its congregation and community.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/" target="_blank">Center for Civic Reflection</a>&rsquo;s mission is to strengthen community and deepen understanding by helping people and organizations think and talk about the meaning of their work in the world.&nbsp; Through the practice of reflective discussion, which utilizes provocative readings, images, and video, CCR helps people consider the beliefs and values that underlie their commitments&mdash;leading to clarity about their work, stronger relationships, and more committed, effective action.</p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:37:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-west-side-bureau-105851 On Being American and More: A community conversation about who we are, where we come from, and what we share (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/being-american-and-more-community-conversation-about-who-we-are-where-we-come-and-what-we-share-west <p><p>There is a lot of talk these days about immigration&mdash;about fences, amnesty, dreams, and citizenship. Much of this talk is polarizing and aimed almost entirely at influencing policy rather than understanding one another and even ourselves.<br /><br />In this community discussion, the Center for Civic Reflection and Chicago Public Media aim to help us step back from the polarization and the policy so that we can talk with one another about the questions and complexities that affect us on a daily basis: whether we think of ourselves as Americans or hyphenated or some other thing, whether we are citizens or longtime residents or visitors, how we think we are seen by others in this country, the relation between our communities of origin and our communities of culture, and what it means to be American now, in our connected and often conflicted condition of global interdependence. &nbsp;<br /><br />This conversation will get us talking across and about the differences between us, and also about the lives and communities we have in common &ndash; February 11th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/being-american-and-more-community-conversation-about-who-we-are-where-we-come-and-what-we-share">February 19th at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</a>, and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/being-american-and-more-community-conversation-about-who-we-are-where-we-come-and-what-we-share-0">February 21st at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</a>.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_12.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><br /><strong>Online registration for this February 11th discussion at the WBEZ West Side Bureau is now closed; walk-ups are welcome </strong>&ndash;<strong> feel free to join us!</strong></div><p><br /><br />Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/" target="_blank">Center on Civic Reflection</a> works to strengthen community and deepen understanding by helping people and organizations think and talk about the meaning of their work in the world.&nbsp; Through the practice of reflective discussion, which utilizes provocative readings, images, and video, CCR helps people consider the beliefs and values that underlie their commitments&mdash;leading to clarity about their work, stronger relationships, and more committed, effective action.</p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/being-american-and-more-community-conversation-about-who-we-are-where-we-come-and-what-we-share-west Beyond the Vote: A Community Discussion on Voice, Power, and Participation (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/beyond-vote-community-discussion-voice-power-and-participation-west-side-bureau-102879 <p><p>With the November elections right in front of us and all around us, consider joining your fellow Chicagoans to think and talk about how we participate -- and what we hope for when we do. Voting is one way to get involved and be heard, but how does it stand next to other forms of involvement and action? How should we act to improve our city and our world, and what, however we express ourselves, are we hoping to get done?<br /><br />Join Chicago Public Media, Mikva Challenge, and the Project on Civic Reflection for a participatory discussion about the power and the limits of participation in all its forms -- <strong>October 25th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau</strong>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/beyond-vote-community-discussion-voice-power-and-participation-south-side-bureau-102880"><strong>October 30th at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</strong></a>, and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/beyond-vote-community-discussion-voice-power-and-participation-north-side-bureau-102881"><strong>November 1st at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</strong></a>.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_5.png" style="width: 64px; height: 54px; float: left;" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Online registration is now closed, but walk-ups are welcome for this <strong>October 25th West Side Bureau</strong> event.</p><p><br />Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Dr. Scholl Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/" target="_blank">Project on Civic Reflection</a>&rsquo;s mission is to strengthen community and deepen understanding by helping people and organizations think and talk about the meaning of their work in the world.&nbsp; Through the practice of reflective discussion, which utilizes provocative readings, images, and video, PCR helps people consider the beliefs and values that underlie their commitments&mdash;leading to clarity about their work, stronger relationships, and more committed, effective action.</p><p>A non-partisan organization, <a href="http://www.mikvachallenge.org/" target="_blank">Mikva Challenge</a> was founded in 1999 on the simple premise that youth voice and participation matter, and that our civic and political life will be stronger when youth participate and help shape their own destinies! By promoting positive youth development and providing access to the democratic process, Mikva aims to develop young people&rsquo;s civic identities as change agents in their communities.</p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/beyond-vote-community-discussion-voice-power-and-participation-west-side-bureau-102879 One Book, One Chicago: "The Book Thief" (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-book-thief-west-side-bureau-102679 <p><p>The fall 2012 selection for One Book, One Chicago is <em>The Book Thief</em> by Markus Zusak. Chosen as part of the &quot;<a href="http://www.nowisthetimechicago.org/">Now is the Time</a>&quot; initiative, the selection aims to stimulate a citywide conversation about making positive change in our communities and stopping the trend of misunderstanding and violence. Join us for a discussion of the book and its themes with WBEZ and Project on Civic Reflection.<br /><br />Award-winning author Markus Zusak&rsquo;s novel <em>The Book Thief </em>has been lauded by critics and audiences alike, and loved by readers of all ages around the globe. Through the eloquent and surprisingly sympathetic narrator Death, Zusak introduces us to Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside Munich during World War II. As war shapes the world around her, she finds courage in books and in friendship with a Jewish man whom her foster family shelters in their basement. Author John Green reviewed the book in <em>The New York Times</em>, hailing it as &ldquo;[b]rilliant&rdquo; and &ldquo;achingly sad,&rdquo; and said of the heroine, &ldquo;[t]he hope we see in Liesel is unassailable, the kind you can hang on to in the midst of poverty and war and violence.&rdquo;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/1671524405?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=15461&amp;store_id=3461" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_5.png" style="float: left;" /></a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>NOTE: This event has been cancelled, but please reserve your seat now for the October 16 or October 23 discussion - see links below.</em></div><p><br /><br />Each Tuesday discussion &ndash; <strong>October 9th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau</strong>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-book-thief-south-side-bureau-102680"><strong>October 16th at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</strong></a>, and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-book-thief-north-side-bureau-102681"><strong>October 23rd at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</strong></a> &ndash; will encourage exploration of the following questions:<br /><br />- From Liesel to Hans to the mayor&#39;s wife, how do some of the characters deal with their past? Thinking of our memories, what do we choose to remember?<br />- Who has power in this story? How does Liesel gain power? Where and how do we find strength and power in our lives?<br />- Knowing that Liesel is a book &quot;thief,&quot; how does the story complicate our ideas of justice and judgment? How have your own views changed?<br />- What choices do characters make about groups they belong to? Thinking of our own experiences, what groups do we belong to without choice? How do we navigate that inclusion?<br /><br />Each discussion is an opportunity to think about the roles we each play in the communities to which we belong, and reflect on how we might increase tolerance and hope. This event will be facilitated by <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/" target="_blank">Project on Civic Reflection</a>.</p><div class="image-insert-image ">Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Dr. Scholl Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Since its launch in fall 2001, <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/oboc/12f_book/oboc_12f_greeting.php" target="_blank">One Book, One Chicago</a> has engaged and challenged readers in Chicago with more than 20 book selections, hundreds of programs and discussions, and countless memorable encounters among readers. Twice a year, we see our fellow Chicagoans reading the same book on buses or trains, in parks or cafés, on campuses and in libraries. Lectures, author appearances, performances and more bring people together to immerse themselves in a great book, and to learn more about themselves and each other in the process.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-book-thief-west-side-bureau-102679 Exploring Terkel’s Race (West Side Bureau book discussion) http://www.wbez.org/exploring-terkel%E2%80%99s-race-west-side-bureau-book-discussion-100075 <p><p>Throughout the summer, WBEZ and Vocalo will be talking about race &ndash; out loud, and on the air, in frank conversations and stories, and in lively public events.&nbsp; We&#39;re calling the series, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/race-out-loud"><em>Race: Out Loud</em></a> and we&rsquo;re asking: What would it sound like if people said what they really think and feel about race, about ethnicity? What if they really talked about how race shapes them, their lives, and attitudes? What would we hear, if we listened?<br /><br />As part of this series, we invite you to read Studs Terkel&#39;s <a href="https://www.thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&amp;task=view_title&amp;metaproductid=1196"><em>Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession</em></a>. Authored twenty years ago, this 400-page collection of personal reflections and experiences &ndash; mostly from Chicagoans &ndash; presents an opportunity to ask: What&rsquo;s changed in the past twenty years? What hasn&#39;t? And how do the questions Studs asked, about segregation, equality of opportunity, and hope make sense today? &nbsp;<br /><br />Please consider joining us July 11th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/exploring-terkel%E2%80%99s-race-south-side-bureau-book-discussion-100077">July 17th at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</a>, or <a href="http://www.wbez.org/exploring-terkel%E2%80%99s-race-north-side-bureau-book-discussion-100078">July 26 at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</a> for a discussion about the significance of race today, for us and our communities. We&#39;ll focus on a short excerpt from Terkel&#39;s <em>Race</em> &ndash; the stories of C.P. Ellis and Ann Atwater (<em>pages 271-283</em>) &ndash; and <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/">Project on Civic Reflection</a> facilitators will guide the discussion. Reading the book is not required to attend, but some familiarity with this short excerpt will help serve as a starting point for a discussion that asks: What does race mean to us today, and how can people change?</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_5.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Advance online reservations are now closed, but walk-up attendance for tonight&#39;s discussion is welcome.</div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />This event is a co-production of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) and <a href="http://www.civicreflection.org/">Project on Civic Reflection</a> (PCR), whose mission is to strengthen community and deepen understanding by helping people and organizations think and talk about the meaning of their work in the world.&nbsp; Through the practice of reflective discussion, which utilizes provocative readings, images, and video, PCR helps people consider the beliefs and values that underlie their commitments &ndash; leading to clarity about their work, stronger relationships, and more committed, effective action.<br /><br />Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Dr. Scholl Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/exploring-terkel%E2%80%99s-race-west-side-bureau-book-discussion-100075 Get Archived! Build your file for the Chicago Artists Archive (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/get-archived-build-your-file-chicago-artists-archive-west-side-bureau-99628 <p><p>Documentation is a key component of the Sixty Inches From Center mission to capture the words of Chicago artists, curators and arts organizers, and support the visual arts as they happen outside of the iconic institutions of the city.&nbsp; Chicago Public Media is pleased to work with Sixty Inches From Center to use our community bureaus - located in Humboldt Park, Englewood, and Rogers Park - to set up space for meeting with area artists and documenting their work.<br /><br />As part of Sixty Inches From Center&#39;s partnership with the Chicago Artists Archive at Harold Washington Library, artists from across the city are invited to bring images, ephemera, an artist biography and anything else that tells your artist story, to be documented and formally processed for submission to this important archive.<br /><br />Each Saturday &ndash; June 16th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/get-archived-build-your-file-chicago-artists-archive-south-side-bureau-99629">June 23rd at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</a>, and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/get-archived-build-your-file-chicago-artists-archive-north-side-bureau-99630">June 30th at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</a> &ndash; members of Sixty Inches From Center will provide all of the necessary equipment, you provide the content. The team will scan your hard copy files or take any ephemera you are willing to part with, record a brief oral history of your practice and take your photograph, package it up and deliver it to the archives to be processed, printed on archival paper and/or filed. Appointments strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_1.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Online registration is now closed, but feel free to email Sixty Inches From Center directly at <a href="mailto:info@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org?subject=Get%20Archived!%20-%20June%2016%20at%20the%20West%20Side%20Bureau">info@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org</a> with any last minute reservations.</div><p><br />This event is a co-production of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) and Sixty Inches From Center, an essential portal to the contemporary art periphery in Chicago which acts as a testament to this work&#39;s deserved place at the global art table.<br /><br />Support for Chicago Public Media&#39;s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Dr. Scholl Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p></p> Tue, 29 May 2012 15:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/get-archived-build-your-file-chicago-artists-archive-west-side-bureau-99628 The Chicago Tradition: Teaching Our City (West Side Bureau) http://www.wbez.org/chicago-tradition-teaching-our-city-west-side-bureau-98687 <p><p>Chicago is a city where artists work and are of the working class. The tradition, across genre, has produced a broad and proud history of realist portraiture documenting, reflecting, refracting and re-imaging the Chicago(s) around us.<br><br>Join WBEZ and Young Chicago Authors for a rich discussion, where those gathered will be reading and sharing and working towards the building of a Chicago "cannon" to debate the Chicago aesthetic.<br><br>Each discussion – May 16th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/chicago-tradition-teaching-our-city-south-side-bureau-98688">May 23rd at the WBEZ South Side Bureau</a>, and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/chicago-tradition-teaching-our-city-north-side-bureau-98690">May 30th at the WBEZ North Side Bureau</a> – will aim to explore how educators can create new narratives in hip-hop poetic/prose workshops, as well as find new ways to bring this work into the classroom and community centers of our city.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_0.png" style="float: left;" title=""></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/338905117?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=15025&amp;store_id=3461">Click here</a> to reserve your seat at the <strong>May 16 West Side Bureau event</strong>.</div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br>This event is a co-production of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) and Young Chicago Authors, which encourages self-expression and literacy among Chicago's youth through creative writing performance and publication. With a process that emphasizes artistic development and mentorship, YCA aims to create safe spaces where a young person's life matters. The organization and its leadership believes that through their words, young people can promote tolerance and remove barriers, transforming their lives and society.<br><br>Support for Chicago Public Media's Community Bureaus is provided in part by Dr. Scholl Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.</p></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-tradition-teaching-our-city-west-side-bureau-98687