This episode was shot at the Peoples Church, in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Our guest was Tom Tresser of The TIF Illumination Project and CivicLab Chicago. He joined us to illuminate the issue of Tax Increment Financing districts in the City of Chicago–that is until the lights went out. Spoookyyyy…..
Revolution and Beer Episode 10: Art vs. The Status Quo
Revolution and Beer Episode 9: Evictions and Bad Landlords – How to Handle It
Revolution and Beer Episode 8: Peoples Theatre Part 2
We return to where we left off at Lost Eras for the second part of our discussion on community-centered theatre. We continue to explore the rolls of artists in society. Is it just for entertainment, or is there a higher purpose? Should the arts teach and inspire a vision of the future? We’re joined again by Democracy Burlesque‘s Joseph Fedorko and Erik Parsons, along with Carl Lindberg from Stone Soup Theatre Project.
Special thanks again to all of our guests for this two-part series: Joseph Fedorko, Mallory Green, Erik Parsons, Whitney Jones, and Carl Lindberg.
Revolution and Beer Episode 7 – Peoples Theatre Part 1
Revolution and Beer Episode 6 – TIFfed Off
Feminism and Beer – Part 2
On episode 5, Feminism and Beer part 2, We continue with our intelligent, creative, and very classy guests, Paula Kamen, Regina Buccola (@TheLittleProf), and Linda Bubon. Please join us as we continue to explore this topic in a very nuanced matter…with good beer in-hand.
Here’s the full schedule for the second part of series 1 on CAN TV. We’re scheduling shoots for series 2 now!
(Ep. 5) Women In the World, Part 2
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 – 07:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 – 2:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Sunday, July 07, 2013 – 10:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
(Ep. 6) TIFs Where Has the Money Gone
Monday, July 08, 2013 – 10:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 – 07:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 -02:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
(Ep. 7) Radical Theater, and Artistic Community Expression Part 1
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 07:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – 2:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Thursday, July 18 2013 – 10:00 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
(Ep. 8) Radical Theater, and Artistic Community Expression Part 2
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – 7:30 pm Chicago Cable Channel 19
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – 2:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Saturday, July 27, 2013 – 10:00 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
(Ep. 9) Fair Housing vs. Eviction and Foreclosure
Sunday, July 28, 2013 – 10:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – 07:30 pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 02:30pm, Chicago Cable Channel 19
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We had updates on the CPS actions from the last week, a Rogers Park meeting of Democracy in Action, Woodlawn Protest Thursday. The Beer of the week, Saugatuck’s Singapore IPA and Chef AJ Francisco’s delicious food pairing, and your property taxes given directly to millionaires?
Higher numbers of #homeless kids, significantly higher special ed needs, higher unemployment, lower median income, higher poverty. Families drive communities. The failed policies of the city government have created dead zones in the city. 2.2bill has been spent on schools since 2010, 2.7on incarceration. CPS has said they will spend $676,000 per school for additional security personnel, police support, and safety programs.
Beer of The Week:
Saugatuck Singapore IPA, 7% APU. IPAs were traditionally crafted with higher alcohol by volume, ABV, to preserve it on long trips from Europe to Asia. Today that’s called an SUI-sailing while intoxicated. This is a very smooth IPA, with a fruity aroma, nice bitterness. A.J. Francisco, our resident chef, paired this beer with sweet and spicy honey and chili pepper glazed wings, Ancho chili, and coffee encrusted strip steak, with a creamy reduction drizzle made with this IPA.
- Woodlawn, fight for your schools
Thursday, April 18th 6-8pm 1st Pres. Church 6400s. Kimbark woodlawn
- REMINDER – DIAC – monthly meeting Sunday, April 14th – 3:00 p.m. – Special Presentation Sunday, April 14th 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ A Just Harvest 7649 North Paulina Street, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626 Featured speaker – Jacob Swenson from The People’s Lobby. A Just Harvest is located at the southeast corner of the Paulina and Jonquil Streets intersection, one block north of Howard at the Red Line end-of-the-line station
May Day 2013
We have posted a good list of events and actions leading up to, and happening around May Day. Chicago generally focuses it’s efforts around May Day on immigration. This year’s theme is still on that point. The main rally has been named the “International Workers Day March for Immigration Reform.” See our expanding list of events here to find a way to plug in.
Thanks to Tom Tresser this past Thursday for sitting down with us at The Peoples Church, in Uptown area of the 46th ward of Chicago. We talked about the gross mismanagement of the city’s TIF funds, for example: 29.5 million TIF funds to a river north skyscraper in the West Loop, when there is already ample empty office space throughout the loop. There is no demand for this building. This is our money going to already wealthy developers, and nowhere near what most of us would consider a blighted neighborhood. This is a high end district. This means TIFs from your property taxes, skimmed from your money and given nakedly to the wealthy. Austerity, anyone?