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Forty Blocks Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 19

Enjoy a members-only screening of Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project (2016), a documentary produced by the youth film crew from Breakthrough Urban Ministries and CHM historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T. Alter.

Peter T. Alter will moderate a panel discussion following the film that will include community members: Ruby Taylor and Howard Sandifer.

Born and raised in East Garfield Park, Ruby Taylor,  is director at Taproots, Inc. Founded in 1978, Taproots is an acronym for Teen and Adolescent Parents Realizing Ongoing Orientation Towards Success. Today, the organization supports social and educational outreach, particularly life skills training, parenting classes, and cultural arts programs.

North Lawndale native Howard Sandifer is the executive director and co-founder of the Chicago West Community Music Center. Located in the Garfield Park Golden Dome building, the nonprofit organization uses “education and training in the arts” to improve West Side communities. Sandifer sees music as a force to bring people and communities together.

*Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Taproots, Inc. and the Chicago West Community Music Center in support of the Garfield Park Community.

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19 th

7:00 p.m.



$ 10

$10 Members

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