We invite you to join us for the fourth workshop of a year-long series of gatherings and events that seek to catalyze the Radical [Re]Construction of Chicago's South side.
At this session, you will engage in action-oriented dialogue through which we will collectively reflect on the current state of WORK and begin to articulate the values and actions required to realize our vision of reconstruction.
Light breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided. Arts and crafts activities will be available for children.
About the Radical [Re]Construction of Values Series...
The Radical [Re]Construction of Values event series is a direct response to the deafening cycle of rhetoric about our city’s “chronic urban problems,” “unending gun violence” and “hypersegregation” and seeks to remedy the disconnection between people and the policies developed to serve them.
Through this year-long workshops series, Sweet Water Foundation will orchestrate critical dialogue and catalyze the actions required to begin to move our great City of Chicago from ‘a tale of two cities’ to a ‘Tale of the New City.’ Radical Reconstruction of Values will create the platform to uncover, unleash, capture and share the voices of the community that we know are abundant with solutions capable of creating sustained and transformational change. Amidst one reality of abandonment, exclusion, urban “blight” or disintegration, community members will learn to feel empowered, to re-envision both personhood and place, and travel from fragmentation to possibility and wholeness within self and community. Civic and community leaders will also gain access to a rare platform of authentic, community-led inquiry and ideation to our city’s toughest challenges.
Sweet Water Foundation is thankful for the support of the Field Foundation and ArtPlace America to make this event series possible.