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Keeping Communities Together

February 7, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

The Obama Presidential Center and its Neighbors


Every town and neighborhood has a distinct history and “feel.”  People often live in the same place for generations, putting down roots and establishing relationships that provide profound meaning for residents.  What happens when a major development comes to the neighborhood, or when gentrification slowly begins to alter the character of a previously stable community?


The coming of the Obama Presidential Center to the southside of Chicago provides a case study of these issues in our own region. On February 7 and 14, Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment will engage this topic with speakers who represent various perspectives about how the Obama Center will impact the neighborhoods of South Shore, Woodlawn, and Washington Park, as well as the public parks in which the Center will be located and adjacent to.


8:45-9:45 a.m.   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85411684152, meeting ID: 854 1168 4152, or call: (312) 626-6799.


This Sunday’s presenter will be Alex Goldenberg, executive director of Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP).  Ghian Foreman, executive director of Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative, will be our speaker on Feb. 14.  Ghian is also president of the Chicago Police Board, a position previously held by Mayor Lightfoot.


God gives us communities in which to live and prosper. Communities are not luxuries, but necessities in the ongoing project of human flourishing. How do we keep our neighborhoods and towns intact and thriving in the face of change?


Questions: Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 636-6111.




February 7, 2021
8:45 am - 9:45 am
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