Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: History of Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City with Amanda Seligman
Home » Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: History of Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City with Amanda Seligman
In Chicago’s Block Clubs Amanda I. Seligman uncovers the history of the block club in Chicago—from its origins in the Urban League in the early 1900s through to the Chicago Police Department’s twenty-first-century community policing program. City residents have for more than a century created clubs to establish and maintain their neighborhood’s particular social dynamics, quality of life, and appearance. Omnipresent yet evanescent, block clubs are sometimes the major outlets for community organizing in the city—especially in neighborhoods otherwise lacking in political strength and clout. Drawing on the stories of hundreds of these groups from across the city, Seligman vividly illustrates what neighbors can—and cannot—accomplish when they work together.
Date and Time
Tuesday May 25, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented via Zoom.
Free. Advance registration is required. Click to register.