We are no longer accepting requests for public meetings unless it is an extra-ordinary circumstance. We are offering "Broke" Book Meeting-In-A-Box! Click here to get the details and organize a house party around the book with the answers.
Read this article - "They would not divulge the source of the borrowing, sure to resemble a payday loan, its exact amount or the interest rate expected to be paid by a district in which its credit card was believed to have been maxed out."
We had a great time with the good folks of the 35th Ward on March 25. Read their write up here.
Check out the article "Taking Socialism to the Bank" from the May 2017 issue of In These Times. We've got public banking covered in the book!
It was SRO at 1871 when New Leaders Chicago presented a "Broke" book forum. Authors Hilary Denk, Amara Enyia, Jonathan Peck, Dick Simpson and Tom Tresser brought the civic knowledge and passion. CivicLab and NLC Chicago will be cooking up more civic events in the near future!
What a great organization and what a great meeting on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Reilly School! The United Neighbors of the 35th Ward meeting was kicked off by co-founder Joyce Brody and Alderman Carlos Rosa gave us a generous introduction. Tom Tresser gave an overview of the book project and Amara Enyia explained why a public bank for Chicago is such a great idea.
The meeting was held at the Reilly School and Principal Ken Fitzner welcomed people to the school. He stayed for our presentation. This is what he said:
The Chicago Gazette in its March 4, 2017 issue ran an article and editorial on fighting back in the Age of Trump. We're proud to say that "Chicago Is Not Broke" is featured as one of the ways they suggest Chicago can fight and organize.
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