Wednesday, November 13

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Austin / Lawndale Tour

Inside & Out Tours
Chicago, Community Engagement


The predominantly African-American neighborhoods of Austin and Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side were once thriving manufacturing districts. Visit a former 40-acre Sears Industrial complex in Lawndale now transformed into a community cultural center and architectural asset. Lunch at Farm on Ogden, a Chicago Botanic Garden initiative combining food, health, and jobs to support and sustain a healthy urban community. Explore issues like art spaces and practices, urban/city planning, community organizing, economic and community development, and park-space.

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