This Saturday: Fundraiser for the Occupy Freedom School at SHOP 5338 S. Woodlawn

Please Join us this Saturday for Food, Cocktails, Music, and Talk at the fundraiser for the Occupy Freedom School! 

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 at
     SHOP 5338 S. Woodlawn
                                    4-7 pm

The South Side Chicago Freedom School offers no cost, community-based educational opportunities for people of all ages. Classes and workshops directly respond to neighborhood and community’s specific desires and needs. We seek to blur the conventional lines between teacher and student, and believe in everyone’s capacity to teach and to learn. We value the non-canonized knowledge of our neighbors, daughters, elders, handymen, babysitters, and all others. This fundamental faith and belief in the worth of existing stores of knowledge within our own community supports our mission to encourage the growth of grassroots educational opportunities.

The South Side Chicago Freedom School is moving to the Woodlawn neighborhood at 6026 S. Vernon! This is an important move because the building and land we are moving into was previously vacant & abandoned. This is because the real estate market is self serving. It does not respond to the needs of the community, but to the demands of the market. This house was discarded after the crash, and we are now reclaiming this house from the market and assigning value to it as a Schoolhouse. Here we will continue to work with people to take back their neighborhood.

In the last three months we accomplished a lot. We started classes, recruited volunteers, and found a home. And we’re not slowing down. We’re planning to install plumbing and heating in the house, build a recording studio in the basement and plant a garden in vacant lots across the street all in the new year.

We are inviting you to attend our fundraiser this Saturday December 22, 2012 from 4:00pm-6:30pm! We need money, but we also want to commune with you.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

If you’re interested in attending and/or helping out in any other way, please contact me directly!

Peace & Thanks,

Stephanie Dunn

312 768 9949

Bec & Jake

South Side Chicago Freedom School aka Occupy Freedom School

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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