ARTS IN ACTION: CONTESTED WATERS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 4:30 – 6:30PM
THE WALTER FAMILY LAB, ALICE CENTER
170 N. DEARBORN ST. CHICAGO, IL 60601
Lake Michigan’s beautiful beachfront became the scene of one of the worst race riots in Illinois history on July 27, 1919. Join Peter Cole and Franklin Cosey-Gay from the Chicago Race Riots Commemoration project as they delve deep into the Red Summer, the history of segregation in Chicago and how riots serve as origin story that impact us today.
Many of the topics covered at this event will be on the ballot during the February 28 election. While we won’t tell you who to vote for, we do urge you to vote.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE
Use this link to check if you are registered to vote in the upcoming election. If you are not are not registered, you can do so here!
The LAST DAY to register to vote online is Monday, February 12. If it is after February 12, don’t worry! You can still register in-person at voting sites all the way through election day. For more information visit www.lwvchicago.org/voter-registration
IDENTIFY YOUR WARD AND POLICE DISTRICT:
Use this helpful resource from The TRiiBE to double check which Ward and Police District you are in.
NOTE: This may have changed since the last municipal election.
BECOME AN INFORMED VOTER
WHAT ARE DISTRICT COUNCILS?
“District Councils will be created in each of the City’s 22 police districts. They will be made of up three people elected in regular municipal elections every four years, starting in February 2023. But anyone can participate in District Council work, and the more people who participate, the more effective the District Councils can be.” – Chicago.Gov
LEARN ABOUT YOUR POLICE DISTRICT COUNCIL CANDIDATES
The Chicago Reader’s 2023 Chicago Police District Councils Voter Guide provides more background on this new elected position and some additional information about the candidates running in every district.
The Empowered Communities Voter Guide tracks candidates’ responses to ten questions about policing in Chicago and notes which candidates are survivors of police violence.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR ALDERMANIC CANDIDATES
Block Club Chicago compiled the campaign websites for every candidate running for alderman in Chicago. This page also includes links to their coverage of local races in all fifty wards
LEARN ABOUT YOUR MAYORAL CANDIDATES
In this questionnaire, WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times asked the nine candidates running for mayor to answer 23 questions on important issues, including policing, public safety, city spending, taxes, schools and housing.
The candidates answered “yes” or “no” and were also given the option to provide brief written answers that helped explain their positions. Some candidates gave only a written answer, which is categorized here as “other.”