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Face-to-Face Chicago - December 2017: The Buzz in the Boulevard

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4421 S. State Street

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Time for December's Face-to-Face Chicago!


With Chicago buzzing with friendly gatherings and holiday shopping, The Chicago in 77 Project is joining in on the fun. This month, I'm looking for a diverse group of Chicagoans from all over the city to join me in visiting a Bronzeville eatery, and the AMC Center, where you can shop for holiday gifts at the Soulful Chicago Book Fair.


As always, we will set aside time at the beginning for each member of the group to offer up a story of their day-to-day and share why they love Chicago. Then, we will head to the Soulful Chicago Book Fair. The fair aims "to give a voice to creators who are often overlooked in standard venues...[and] increase and enhance the literary marketplace for Black writers." A perfect opportunity for holiday shopping! This year, the fair will be held at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center. My own knowledge of the Muslim community is still limited and so I look forward to learning more about their work of peace building in Chicago. We will surely have an amazing morning! Besides pushing ourselves out of our normal routines, and even comfort zones, we'll also be supporting local businesses. Cheers to that.


Finding ways to meet others from different neighborhoods and backgrounds can be difficult. You may not have time or not know where to go. Face-to-Face Chicago provides you the opportunity to learn about Chicago and meet other residents in a low-pressure, laid back situation in order to break down stereotypes and build up trust.

Interested? RSVP! Only eight spots available. Further details sent after registration.

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What is Face-to-Face Chicago?

These outings are not tours, rather informal gatherings of residents to experience the city in new ways, learn something new about Chicago, and discover the stories of others outside of your normal day-to-day.

Each outing will include a limited number of people in order to provide greater opportunity for us to connect with each other and the places we visit. All are welcome.

  • Participation is free, but you need to RSVP to reserve your spot. Once you RSVP, further details will be sent to you.

  • Two locations (locations will be nearby, but you will need to provide your own travel.)

  • Hear stories about the community areas from area residents.

  • Gain unique insight into the daily lives of Chicagoans from all of the city.

  • Any food costs are the responsibility of the participant. However, purchases are not required.

  • Participants need to be 18+ (or accompanied by an adult).

Learn more at bit.ly/Chicagoin77

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