Community Day with Mobilize Creative Collaborative (August)
On August 28, DJ Cqqchifruit energized our Community Day with amazing tunes. Many volunteers came to paint the Basketball (Art) Court, to be revealed on our next Community Day on September 18. The afternoon was filled with community exchange, and pop-up workshops by all these community-led efforts, projects and/or organizations:
A Bit Different Inspiring youth of color to pursue careers in STEM
Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission Legacy & cultural stewardship Bronzeville-Kenwood Mutual Aid Food distribution & community care Chicago Architecture Biennial Architecture & design Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative: Land care, stewardship, beautification & activation Mobilize Creative Collaborative Makerspaces & free arts workshops
Open Architecture Chicago Design for public good The Bronzeville Community Store Free store in the Bronzeville community Urban Explorers of Chicago Mobile S.T.E.A.M. micro school
Vision Zero Chicago Committed to eliminating traffic related fatalities and serious injuries in Chicago
Mobilize Creative Collaborative brought a team of artists to activate with making, constructing, writing and performing.
Artist & educator William Estrada brought his Mobile Street Art Cart to engage with screen-printing tote bag so everyone could have their customized Overton bag.
Earlier that Saturday, Just Action Collaborative hosted their first community of practice workshop.
Vision Zero Chicago brought their interactive "Design a Street" activity to talk about biking, walking & traffic safety with residents. Photo: Vision Zero
Bronzeville-Kenwood Mutual Aid activated with food distribution and community care station.