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Community Conversations

presented by Uptown Church & Uplift Community High School
Uptown Church & Uplift Community High School Community Conversations

Join us Monday November 18th, for a discussion on Urban Revitalization.

Uplift Community High School and Uptown Church partner together twice a year to host a public conversation for the neighborhood. Each discussion features a diverse panel of powerful and intelligent voices that help us address issues we face as a community.

When & Where

Monday, November 18th
at Uptown Church (in the Wilson Abbey 935 W Wilson - enter through Everybody’s Coffee)
6:30 p.m.
Free parking is available in the Uplift Community High School lot.

Fall 2019 Discussion Topic: Urban Revitalization

Uptown is experiencing quite a bit of change right now. Buzzwords used in many conversations around these shifts in the neighborhood are: gentrification, urban renewal, redevelopment, and displacement. Uptown Church and Uplift Community High School are bringing together a group of experts to discuss the issue of urban revitalization. Our panel this November will include perspectives from the Chicago DPD, academia, journalism, and local Uptown voices. You are invited to join this free discussion as we seek out ways to make sure the changes in Uptown benefit everyone and strengthen our community.

Panel Includes

Cynthia Roubik - Assistant Commissioner, Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago
Winifred Curran - Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, DePaul University
Josh McGhee - Reporter, Chicago Reporter
Martin Sorge - Executive Director, Uptown United & Business Partners

Uptown Church will provide light refreshments