From: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum jahhSent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:00 PM
Subject: Return of Re-Thinking Soup and two Lawndale programs

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TUES JAN 15 | 12-1 PMRe-Thinking Soup returns for the Spring 2013 semester. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for our modern day soup kitchen that is a public and communal event where we gather together and eat delicious, healthy soup and have fresh, organic conversation about many of the urgent social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues in the food movement.

Chicago Victory Gardens and the Peterson Garden Project

Featured Speaker:
LaManda Joy, Master Gardener and Founder of The Peterson Garden Project

we can grow it Program Description:
Seventy years ago
a city full of people who had never gardened before transformed every available urban space into food gardens.
The Victory Gardens
of WW2 are a faint recollection of communities collectively rising up to feed themselves with what little resources they had available. Today, communities are doing the same thing and scaleable models are being developed, based on the WW2 blueprint, to make
urban food production by the masses the norm, not the exception.

Next Re-Thinking Soup: Tues Feb 19 | 12-1 PM

FRI JAN 18 | 5:30 – 7PM
Closing Reception for “Report to the Public”
CVL closing reception
Exhibit closes January 25.

We regret that this exhibit is not wheelchair accessible.

Jason Reblando (b. 1973, Flushing, NY) is a photographer
and multimedia storyteller based in Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. After college, he worked as a community organizer in southern Oregon in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He is a recipient of a Follett Fellowship from Columbia College Chicago, a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council. He has produced radio stories for Eight Forty-Eight on Chicago Public Radio, and has been commissioned to create multimedia stories for various clients. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He teaches photography at Illinois State University.

Do you remember the CVL? What would it take for gang members today to bring peace to the streets?

Call the CVL Hotline to answer these questions at (559) 546-1875.

For questions, please call the Hull-House Museum at (312) 413-5353.

This exhibit will live on. See for more details.

lawndale conversation
THURS JAN 31 | 6 – 7:30 PM

Lawndale Conversations Series: Contract Buyers League

Join us for a panel discussion with Beryl Satter, author of “Family Properties” and history professor at Rutgers University; Clyde Ross, North Lawndale resident and former CBL co-chairman; and Jack Macnamara, community activist and CBL organizer. They will discuss the efforts and legacy of the Contract Buyers League, a collective of black Chicago homeowners which originated in North Lawndale in the 1960s to protest exploitative contract selling.

The Contract Buyers League (CBL) consisted of working class African Americans in search of available housing due to the overpopulation of the black-belt on Chicago’s south side. In many racially transitioning neighborhoods, like North Lawndale, federally insured mortgages were unavailable, which left no other option than contract buying as a home purchasing method. CBL took action against the unfair contract sales by picketing and pamphleteering at the offices and homes of sellers, collectively withholding payments, filing a series of federal lawsuits, and resisting eviction efforts. While achieving renegotiation at a fair price was the main goal, quite possibly, the greatest result of the CBL was the unification and empowerment of the community and the lifelong impact that had on individuals involved in the CBL.



Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
University of Illinois at Chicago
800 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607This event is ADA accessible. If you need additional accommodations, please call 312.413.5353.

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