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Danny Solis
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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Sep 24, 2010

The Whittier Field House Occupation

The Whittier Elementary School field house is a low-slung structure just west of the main school building, at 1900 W. 23rd Street, in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. For the past 10 days and nights, mothers of Whittier students and community supporters have occupied the building with the hope of saving it from the wrecking ball and rehabbing it into a new library. Here, Evelin Santos, a community member working with the mothers occupying the field house, talks about how the building's been used historically.