Radical organizer and Chicago alderman Helen Shiller presents Daring to Stuggle, Daring to Win: Five Decades of Resistance in Chicagoâ€™s Uptown Community (Haymarket Books, 2022), her book about Chicago resistance politics.
Helen Shiller went from radical anti-war activist in Wisconsin, to a member of a collective of white allies of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, to an elected city council person who helped break the back of the racialized opposition to Harold Washington, Chicagoâ€™s first Black mayor. Early on, Shiller was deeply engaged in the fight against the gentrification of a unique economically and racially mixed Chicago community on the Northside. With insight into historic community organizing and political battles in Chicago from the 1970s through 2010, her book details numerous policy fights and conflicts in Chicago during that time, illuminating recurrent political themes and battles that remain relevant to this day.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site