What started out as a neighborhood gathering in support of various
public policy changes quickly turned into a march, which culminated into
a rally outside the front doorstep of the home of 49th Ward Chicago Alderman Joe Moore.
diverse crowd of hundreds that included college students, residents,
community activists as well as several elected officials, attended the
public meeting held Sunday evening in the Willye White Field House in
The event, held by the community group Northside P.O.W.E.R.,
brought together various interests under a common theme of what they
described as the “corporatization” of such public concerns as education,
healthcare, affordable housing and taxes.
“This is a fight
against corporate power and greed,” said Northside P.O.W.E.R. Chairwoman
Beth Lanford. “This is a fight against the corporatization of our
society. We must stop the process of turning our common good into their
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