Six Months After the Storm: How Two Women Navigate Life Post-Hurricane Maria
By Griselda Flores and Sofi LaLonde Angie’s Hurricane Maria Experience “I remember I couldn’t sleep the whole night and day, whatever it was, I don’t even remember like what time it hit and what time it ended. The whole moment is kind of blurry.” When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, […]
Pan-Womanist organization FURIE supports collective resistance with self-defense classes
By Natalya Carrico Medill Reports FURIE (Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation) is a grassroots, Pan-Womanist organization from Chicago. In July 2017, FURIE began weekly women’s self-defense classes in Humboldt Park, which have now moved to a performing arts space, Voice of the City, in Logan Square.
The 606 is pushing up real estate prices along its path
By David Jordan Nearly 16 months after opening, the 606 has come to define its surrounding neighborhoods, for better or for worse. The 2.7-mile-long trail was developed by the Trust for Public Land, a national organization whose mission in part is to create and protect parkland, especially in underserved communities. Before the conversion of the […]
What matters to Chicago voters in 2016?
By Max Greenwood and Aryn Braun Photos by Raquel Zaldivar Voters from around Chicago flocked to precincts Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2016 primary elections. But what’s driving them to the polls? Medill Reports asked Chicagoans what issues they think are important and what voting means to them. Earl Moore, 21 Englewood “No. […]
For Puerto Ricans in Chicago, no one’s an island
By Hannah Rank and Rebekah Frumkin Jose López sits comfortably in his wicker chair as a February blizzard rages on outside, the wall behind him a collage of Puerto Rican literature and artifacts. When it comes to his homeland of Puerto Rico, López has clear ambitions. He wants his countrymen to decide for themselves what […]