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Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition Meeting – June 28, 2017

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Haroon Garel, Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) housing coordinator, introduces panelists for the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum, organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017. Panelists include (left to right) Marcus Gill, operational manager of Dust Em Clean Maintenance, Carrie Thomas, executive director of the Chicago Jobs Council, Jane Vellinga, executive director of Chicago Women in Trades, and Maurice King, vice president International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134. The Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition includes member organizations: the Bronzeville Regional Collective; the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization; the Prayer and Action Collective; and South Side Organizing Together for Power.
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Panelists Jane Vellinga, executive director of Chicago Women in Trades, and Maurice King, vice president International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134, listen as Haroon Garel, Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) housing coordinator, reads the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition’s Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) development principles during the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Panelist Jane Vellinga, executive director of Chicago Women in Trades, listens as fellow panelist Carrie Thomas, executive director of the Chicago Jobs Council, introduces herself during the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Panelist Maurice King, vice president International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134, and panel moderator Haroon Garel, Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) housing coordinator, listen as panelist Jane Vellinga, executive director of Chicago Women in Trades, introduces herself during the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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A group of about 80 neighborhood residents participated in the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017. The Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition includes member organizations: the Bronzeville Regional Collective; the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization; the Prayer and Action Collective; and South Side Organizing Together for Power.
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A group of about 80 neighborhood residents participated in the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017. The Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition includes member organizations: the Bronzeville Regional Collective; the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization; the Prayer and Action Collective; and South Side Organizing Together for Power.
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A meeting participant asks a question during the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum, organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Lolita Hughes the first female plumbing inspector for the City of Chicago stands to be recognized during the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum, organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Forum participants mingle as they prepare to leave the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum, organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Carrie Thomas, executive director of the Chicago Jobs Council, speaks with a forum participant at the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum, organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Trade union representatives hand out information about apprenticeships during the #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum, organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017.
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Edward Forte, president of the PRECISE Construction & Dismantlement Systems and former president of Black Contractors United, speaks with #GetItInWriting Obama Library Jobs forum participants at the Harris Park Field House, 6200 S. Drexel Ave., Wednesday, July 28, 2017. The forum was organized by the Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition, which includes member organizations: the Bronzeville Regional Collective; the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization; the Prayer and Action Collective; and South Side Organizing Together for Power.

 

Proposed Site In Jackson Park, Chicago For The Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum – From April 18, 2015

The Noble Academy Lady Griffins celebrate their 3 to 0 win over the Hansberry College Prep Lady Bengals Saturday afternoon, April 18, 2015, on Jackson Park Field.  Jackson Park Field is within the area of Jackson Park bound by Stony Island Avenue on the west, Cornell Avenue on the east, 60th Street on the north, and 63rd Street on the South, that has been proposed as one of the potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

 

A swing set on April 18, 2015 in the area of Jackson Park proposed as one of the potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library.  This image was published in the April 22, 2015 issue of the Hyde Park Herald.
A walking path on April 18, 2015 in the area of Jackson Park that has been proposed as one of the potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

 

A comfort station on April 18, 2015 in the area of Jackson Park that has been proposed as one of the potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library.
An empty bottle of Natural Ice©beer on April 18, 2015 left near a playground in the area of Jackson Park that has been proposed as one of the potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library.
A view of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. on April 18, 2015, from the area of Jackson Park that has been proposed as one of the potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library.
As her flag football teammates Lena Bivins (center) and Vanessa Abron (right) watch, Charity Seaborn does a practice run Saturday afternoon, April 18, 2015, on Jackson Park Field.  This image was published in the April 22, 2015 issue of the Hyde Park Herald.

 

Jackson Park Framework Plan – Fifth Ward Meeting – La Rabida Children’s Hospital – June 27, 2017

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Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston arrives at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., for the 5th Ward’s regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston speaks to a group of more than 150 area residents outside the entrance to La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., about organizing an additional meeting on the Jackson Park framework plan for those area residents who were barred from entering the regularly scheduled 5th Ward meeting at the hospital as its meeting room space had filled to capacity, Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Chicago Park District Board vice president Avis LaVelle welcomes those people who made it into the regularly scheduled 5th Ward meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Dr. Carol Adams, former executive director of the DuSable Museum of African American History, speaks about the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance’s proposal for a championship golf course replacing the existing Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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An audience member listens during presentations about the Lakefront Framework Plan during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Gregg Calpino, Principal Landscape Architect at SmithGroupJJR, speaks about the construction of new underpasses allowing golf carts to move through a reconfigured golf course with safety and ease and increasing neighborhood access to Jackson Park during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017. This image was published in the July 5, 2107 Hyde Park Herald.
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Brenda Nelms of Jackson Park Watch asks a question during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017. This image was published in the July 5, 2107 Hyde Park Herald.
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Steven L. Carter asks a question about transport for seniors at the Obama Presidential Center during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Jamie Clare-Flaherty, Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Obama Foundation, responds to a question from the audience during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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An audience member comments on violence in Chicago and the need to make the city a safe place so African Americans will not leave the city and those who have left will move back during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Rebekah Scheinfeld, City of Chicago Commissioner of Transportation, responds to a question from the audience during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Jackson Park Advisory Council chair Louise McCurry takes notes during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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Rebekah Scheinfeld, City of Chicago Commissioner of Transportation, listens to a question from the audience during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.
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An audience member comments on her experiences golfing at the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses during the 5th Ward Meeting at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017.

Jackson Park Framework Plan – City of Chicago Meeting – Hyde Park High School – June 24, 2017

The People

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Dr. Carol Adams, former executive director of the DuSable Museum of African American History, prepares to introduce other speakers during the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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Gregg Calpino, Principal Landscape Architect at SmithGroupJJR, speaks about the framework planning process for Jackson and South Shore Parks during the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of the parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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The South Shore Cultural Center lake frontage is “effectively Pebble Beach on Lake Michigan,” says Mark Rolfing, television golf commentator and president and founder of the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance during the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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City of Chicago Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld presents initial proposals for closures of portions of Hayes and Marquette Drives in Jackson Park during the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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Obama Foundation Director of Strategic Initiatives Jamie Clare-Flaherty makes her presentation on the Obama Presidential Center during the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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Hyde Park resident Alaina Harkness uses her cell phone as she participates in a live audience electronic polling exercise during a break-out session of the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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As Chicago Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld and Apostolic Church of God pastor Dr. Byron T. Brazier speak, Al Debonnett, board member of the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance, participates in a live audience electronic polling exercise during a break-out session of the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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Woodlawn community organizer and writer Gabriel Piemonte asks a question during a break-out session of the second of three “Community Conversations” on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks sponsored by the City of Chicago at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.
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The presenters wait on stage at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Jackson Park Framework Plan – South Shore Nature Sanctuary – June 21, 2017

Entrance to the South Shore nature sanctuary on June 21, 2017.

 

Boardwalk across a pond in the South Shore nature sanctuary on June 21, 2017.

 

Pond lily blooming in the South Shore nature sanctuary on June 21, 2017.
A view to the northwest across the South Shore nature sanctuary butterfly meadow toward the South Shore Cultural Center beach on June 21, 2017.
Bumble bees and other insects on a wild rose in the South Shore nature sanctuary on June 21, 2017.
A fire pit picnic area in the South Shore nature sanctuary on June 21, 2017.
A view of the Chicago skyline from a fire pit picnic area in the South Shore nature sanctuary on June 21, 2017.
Tiger Wood’s TGR Design conceptual golf routing as presented in the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance’s July 2017 newsletter.

Hyde Park Art Center – Inaugural Art Bike Ride – July 23, 2016

Artist Erika Dudley and Collector Patric McCoy speak to bicyclists before the Hyde Park Art Center’s inaugural Art Ride, Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Artist Rhonda Wheatley introduces herself to bicyclists as collector Patric McCoy listens at the Hyde Park Art Center before it’s inaugural Art Ride, Saturday, July 23, 2016. 
Panels of the art installation “Sapphire and Crystal” by the artists’ collective of the same name, located on the north side of the Illinois Central viaduct along 51st Street.
Artist Rhonda Wheatley discusses the pixilation that occurred during the process of making an image of one of her pieces included in the installation “Sapphire and Crystal” by the artists’ collective of the same name, installed on the north side of the Illinois Central viaduct along 51st Street.
A participant in the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Ride takes a minute off his bike to look at “Sapphire and Crystals” an installation of art panels by the art collective of the same name, located on the north side of the Illinois Central viaduct along 51st Street.
A view south across 47th St in the Illinois Central viaduct.
Participants in the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Ride arrive at the Illinois Central viaduct at 47th Street to view Carolyn Elaine and John Pitman Weber’s 2009 bricolage mural/mosaic “Reaching Back, Moving Forward, Lest We Forget the Song of 47th Street.”

Art collector Patric McCoy discusses Carolyn Elaine and John Pitman Weber’s 2009 “Reaching Back, Moving Forward, Lest We Forget the Song of 47th Street” bricolage mural/mosaic located in the Illinois Central viaduct at 47th Street, during the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Ride, Saturday, July 23, 2016.
A participant in the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Ride views Patric McCoy’s collection of art in his home, Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Patric McCoy (on right) speaks with Sussane Kuper, an art historian and curator from Berlin, about the collection of art in his home during the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Ride, Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Bikes in the entryway of Pete Wade’s house where he maintains a stained glass studio in what once was the living room.

Pete Wade in his stained glass studio which was visited during the Hyde Park Art Center’s inaugural Art Ride Saturday, July 23, 2016. 
Collector Patric McCoy waits for riders as they visit Pete Wade’s stained glass studio during the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Ride, July 23, 2016.
Participants in the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Bike Ride visit the late sculptor Milton Mizenberg’s Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art at E. 41st Place and S. Lake Park Ave., June 23, 2016.

Collector Patric McCoy discusses Mitchell Caton and Calvin Jones’ 1976 mural “Time To Unite” at 40th and Drexel during the Hyde Park Art Center’s inaugural Art Bike Ride, July 23, 2016.  The mural is located on a west-facing  abutment of the abandoned Kenwood branch of the Chicago an South Side Rapid Transit Railroad line.
Participants in the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center Art Bike Ride stop at 41st and Cottage Grove to view Justine Presha’ De Van’s 1977 mural “Black Women Emerging.” The mural is located on an east-facing abutment of the abandoned Kenwood branch of the Chicago an South Side Rapid Transit Railroad line.
Collector Patric McCoy speaks about tagging on Bernard Williams’ 1994 mural “Feed Your Child The Truth” in Ma Houston Park at 50th and Cottage Grove during the Hyde Park Art Center’s inaugural Art Bike Ride, July 23, 2016.
Artist Candace Hunter tells the story behind one of her pieces as collector Patric McCoy listens during a Hyde Park Art Center’s inaugural Art Bike Ride stop at her studio, July 23, 2016.