The Chicago Ride offers students a unique opportunity to explore three distinct neighborhoods within the city of Chicago that have undergone dramatic transformations within the past several decades. The shift in economic development and housing opportunities has afforded advantages to some residential populations while disenfranchising vulnerable populations of residents.
This weekend excursion to the former site of the Cabrini-Green Housing Projects, Pilsen, and South Side will provide students a glimpse to the racial segregation that persists in the city 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. In addition to driving through specific parts of the neighborhoods, students will visit La Casa Housing which is a new private residence hall that provides affordable housing to college students from Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards communities. This housing project was made possible through the political organizing and fundraising efforts of community residents and staff of The Resurrection Project.
*This program will not be offered until the Fall 2016. Please stay tuned for details on how to participate next year.