The Obama Library—a $500 million development in our Jackson Park—is coming home to the South Side! This could help build the kind of communities Obama fought for, or it could displace longtime residents. We are working with the Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreements Coalition to negotiate a legally-binding Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the City of Chicago, the Obama Foundation, and the University of Chicago to set aside jobs for local people, protect low-income housing, support Black businesses, strengthen neighborhood schools, and more.
Our #GetItInWriting Series every third summer Wednesday features Chicago organizations and residents talking about each area of concern. The events take place at locations around the South Side.