Chicago Dream House is a housing-rights event responding to the foreclosure crisis in Albany Park and Chicago. With the community, we will paint a symbolic “house,” while presentations by local organizations happen in the central area. Community resource and skill-sharing tables will ring the structure. Potluck to follow!
May 31, 2014 from 11am to 7pm
5141 N Kimball (North Park University Parking Lot at Foster Ave)
Rain date: June 1
CDH is partnering with the Albany Park Neighborhood Council.
¡TODAS LAS PRESENTACIONES TAMBIÉN EN ESPAÑOL!
11am: House and mural painting begins: Skilled mural artists interpret themes of community while the public creates with them.
Information Tables 12pm – 5pm
Albany Park Neighborhood Council (our official community partner), Albany Park Community Center, Casas del Pueblo/Centro Autónomo, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Northwest Side Housing Center, Resistance Legal Clinic, Organized Communities Against Deportation, Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice
Skill Shares and Activities (all ages) 12pm – 5pm
Book-making: Share you story or drawing with Regin Igloria and North Branch Projects, Guitar lessons with Justin Eisenbraun of Upbeat Music & Arts, Chair and Furniture Repair with Bryan Saner, Drawing lessons and furniture painting with Teaching Artist Bianca Diaz
Special Skill-Sharing Sessions
12pm-1pm, How to Fix a Flat with Oscar Rivera, Bike N’ Roses
1-2:30pm, Urban gardening with Lauren Golanty
Presentation Schedule 12pm – 5pm
Location: Center Area of House
12pm: Renters’ Rights, Albany Park Neighborhood Council
1pm: Chicago Foreclosure Overview, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
2pm: Community Land Trusts as Response to Foreclosure, Casas del Pueblo
3pm: Community Organizing, Albany Park Neighborhood Council
4pm: Gentrification’s Effect on Education and Chicago Public Schools, Panel discussion
POTLUCK AT 5pm. ALL WELCOME
Reflect on the day and discuss the recipe for community with POTLUCK: Chicago
Chicago Dream House is supported by the Propeller Fund, 3Arts funding campaign, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.