Community Learning Tours During Biennial
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods with a history that is shared with people from around the world. Community based activism has been a feature of Chicago's communities since the days of Roger Baldwin, Jane Adams, Saul Alinsky and Emma Goldman. SCRA participants will have an opportunity to share a dialogue with Chicago's neighborhood leaders and get to know some of the community groups that continue the legacy of community building begun so long ago.
Community-Based Learning Tours: SCRA participants will be able to participate in one of several learning tours that will be held during the conference. These special events are envisioned as "learning tours" where members of the community and SCRA participants could come together at a community site to collaboratively engage in dialogue about a particular issue. The overarching objective would be mutually beneficial exchange of information.
Partnering organizations will be located in a neighborhood accessible by public transportation. SCRA members attending these learning tours will meet between 8 and 9 a.m. to travel together to the site. There we will engage in a structured dialogue about the issues facing the community and organization, sharing our mutual interest and expertise. The conversation will be followed by lunch, and then a return to the conference in time for 1:00 sessions. The Voice of the City tour will occur on Thursday, June 16. The tours to the National Museum of Mexican Art and Teamwork Englewood will both occur on Friday, June 17. In order to register for a community tour, please email Nancy Bothne at email@example.com and include "SCRA community tour" in the subject line. Within the body of the email, indicate which site is of interest and provide your name, institutional affiliation, and a telephone number where you can be reached during the conference. RSVPs are required by June 3 and appreciated if sent in earlier! Community Tour Hosts include Voice of the City, the Mexican Museum of Art and Teamwork Englewood.
You can find more information on the SCRA biennial website: http://www.scra27.org/biennial/2011_chicago
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