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June 1, 2021 – Paid Media Listening Session

South Side Weekly is part of a new project of the Metro Media Lab, an initiative spearheaded by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Get paid to share your media habits with South Side Weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

The Metro Media Lab is a new, multi-year project being funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation with the goal to help strengthen the news ecosystem in Chicago. The Metro Media Lab’s primary goal includes identifying practical ways for strengthening Chicago media.

You will receive $100 if selected to participate in the 90-minute virtual focus group conducted by Public Narrative with the support of Local Voices Network (pictured above).

Space is limited. The last day to register is Sunday, May 30, 2021. Selected participants will be notified Monday, May 31st.

June 10, 2021 – Woodstock Institute 2021 Economic Justice Awards

As Woodstock Research Director Spencer Cowan puts it, “It’s the same map.”

At our Economic Justice Awards event this year we want to talk about the fact that mortgage lending in Chicago follows the ‘tale of two–unequal–cities’ narrative we see in health, education and other indicators,

Since the 1980s, we have analyzed mortgage lending and other data from across the Chicago region. At our event, we’ll offer a preview of what Cowan has found from aggregating 36 years of that data. Join us to learn more and discuss how to change the map for mortgage lending and other indicators so opportunities are available to all Chicagoans, regardless of where they live.

  Our event will also honor state Senator Jacqueline Collins with Woodstock Institute’s Scheinfeld Award for her lifetime of achievements, and advocate Kesha Warren, and feature Illinois state Senate President Don Harmon and Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch.     The event is free to attend. Donations are welcomed, and sponsorships are available.   

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