Wednesday, November 13

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Back of the Yards Tour

Inside & Out Tours
Chicago, Community Engagement


Once the subject of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and ground-zero for modern community organizing, Chicago’s Back of the Yards is now home to transformation demonstrating the immense potential of the adaptive reuse of legacy and historic sites to create new community cultural spaces, as well as tactical approaches to community organizing. Stops on this tour include a sustainable collaborative now operating in the once-infamous Union Stock Yards and a satellite location of a community theatre serving Chicago Southwest Side, a predominantly Latinx community.

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Back of the Yards: Transforming Chicago’s Southwest Side

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