Today some Chicago about 150 citizens* took to the streets during rush hour to bring attention to the problems they face on the Southside. Shootings, school closings, poverty are all serious in Chicago neighborhoods and the mayor isn’t doing enough about it.
A few weeks ago there was another group took to the streets for some of the same reasons.
I think the mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, should hold a televised (local or cable TV) meeting to brainstorm a list of changes that can really make a difference. Representatives of the marchers, representatives of the schools, law enforcement, and other stakeholders should be invited. Show the city what you want and how it can be done.
*This number was reported on Chicago Tonight on August 2, 2018.
So strike up the band! This week Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged to find and share photos of marching bands. Here’s what I found:
Jefferson City, Missouri, 1924 | Flickr Commons – Missouri State Archives
Killybegs Marching Band in Falcarragh, Ireland, 1971 | Flickr Commons – National Library of Ireland
In the description for this photo it says: The benefits of having a marching band in a town are many and varied, keeping young people active, developing an appreciation of music, giving essential life skills etc.
High School Students (no information where they’re from) in front of the Rotunda, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC | Flickr Commons – Smithsonian Institute.