Stories from the Redline: Fire Fire Gentrifier!

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Stories from the Redline: Fire Fire Gentrifier!

Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States

Created By: National Public Housing Museum

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Stories from the Redline: Fire Fire Gentrifier!

Through photos, oral history, music, and dance, we invite you to participate in a self-guided walking tour of a people's history of Lincoln Park.

This tour features music by Pinqy Ring, photos by Carlos Flores, and stories by Cha Cha Jiménez, Billy Che Brooks, and Professor Jacqueline Lazu.

This tour excavates the hidden history of urban renewal and explores the struggles of the Young Lords to organize, raise political awareness, and resist gentrification.

What can we learn from the past? How can we build a better collective future for all of us?

Listen and look more intentionally at the existing urban landscape, and join us to experience the exuberance of young people, who with collective joy and organizing, are reclaiming our city.

The walking tour is approximately 45 minutes to an hour. There are sidewalks on both sides of all streets included in this walking tour. Major streets have pay-to-park spots. The tour is red line accessible via Fullerton, brown/purple lines accessible via Armitage, as well as the Fullerton (74) and Armitage (73) buses. The Fullerton red line stop has an elevator.

This tour is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Learn more about the National Public Housing Museum.


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