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Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Featured Stories

Say Yes! Benefit Draws the Circle Ever Wider

As demonstrated by our 2014 Justice Award winners, there are so many ways to “say yes”. From disability rights to compassionate immigration reform, our winners advocate for all of their neighbors to live in open and welcoming northern suburbs. Over 160 people attended Open Communities’ Say Yes! Benefit Justice Awards to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Rayna & Marvin Miller, Jean Cleland,...   more >>

Another Victory for Fair and Welcoming Communities

Another Victory for Fair and Welcoming Communities: Civil Rights Groups Sue Developers of Affordable Senior Apartments for Discrimination Against People with Disabilities On June 5, 2014, Open Communities, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), and HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) announced a lawsuit against Ryan Companies US, Inc, James N. Bergman, Thomas and Thomas Associates, and several...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

A Shift in Attitude: Legislation, Tolerance & Inclusivity Depend on Each Other

Audrey Sekendur, a junior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts studying Mathematics and Africana Studies, is the summer intern at Open Communities. She takes special interest in community building and urban planning.  NPR recently released a piece in honor of the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, which deemed segregated schooling unconstitutional. NPR cited Michelle Obama’s...   more >>

Eating Locally, Acting Globally - Session 14

We launched our new program called Eating Locally Acting Globally in September 2013. Alicia De La Cruz and Lali Watt are promoting sustainable agriculture with a group of women who meet and exchange ways to eat healthy, locally grown foods in season. Q had told us all so many times that she had a tiny apartment and we wouldn’t be able to cook in her small space...  So it was particularly wonderful...   more >>

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In the Media

Skokie considers moratorium on alternative housing

Mike Isaacs | misaacs@pioneerlocal.com | @SKReview_Mike | July 28 6 a.m. The Skokie Village Board is considering a six-month moratorium on congregate living facilities in the village because of a spike in the amount of alternative housing for the developmentally disabled and elderly in Skokie. “There has been an increase in the number of congregate living facilities and providers,” said...   more >>

Open Communities honors Evanston, Wilmette activists

Karie Angell Luc  |  Sun-Times Media  | July 26 12:28 p.m. Open Communities honored its champions June 10 at its “Say Yes! Justice Awards” held at the Woman’s Club of Evanston on June 10. More than 160 guests attended the program that honored three individuals for standing up for community inclusiveness. “This is a wonderful affair and I’m glad the parking lot is full,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth...   more >>

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