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Written by on May 29, 2014

The Walled City: Chicago, Race and Housing

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Where you live is always a badge of identity. But here in Chicago, the badge may have greater importance than elsewhere, as this video and the accompanying article from the Atlanic explain. An unwelcomed badge, that is. But before you weigh into the article, and its excellent use of details, graphs and maps, I wonder […]

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Written by on May 27, 2014

They Clean Your House

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Written by on May 16, 2014

Driving Home In Their New Home, Chicago

Guest Post by Jennifer Tranmer Starting over in a new country brings many changes. One is learning to drive. It’s the endless cycle of learning for new arrivals. Shabbir un Nissa sits calmly in the driver’s seat, hands holding the steering wheel at nine and three, just like she’s been instructed. Najma Haq tells her […]

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Written by on March 18, 2014

How Poor We Are – Chicago and the Suburbs

More than ever the idea of poverty as a strictly Chicago story is out of date. In the last decade, poverty surged in the Chicago suburbs so that the suburbs now account for at least half of the poor in the Chicago area. What happened? In 1990, one third of the region’s poor lived in […]

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Written by on September 5, 2013

#HackforChange

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Guest Post by: By: Jennifer Wolan, Community Media Workshop New Media intern When I told my mom that I went to a hackathon, her immediate response was, “Hack? Hackers? Aren’t those bad people?” I chuckled at her reply; no, Mom, these are good hackers. To put it plainly, MigraHack’s hackathon hosted at Pilsen’s Cibola at 1647 S. Blue […]

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Written by on June 5, 2013

Navigating Morocco

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The following post was originally published on the Nonprofit Communicator Blog. Its opinions are that of the author and not of the Community Media Workshop or Chicago is the World.   Casablanca explodes with activity. One after another, motorbikes and bicycles weave through traffic and pass our car with the grace and agility of snakes […]

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Written by on February 15, 2013

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