JOIN US FOR OUR PAMPERED CHEF FUNDRAISER, AUGUST 25! (See post for details)
The City Bricks Project is growing! We will be familiarizing everyone with our Project Milestones on a regular basis, updating this post as things develop. It’s amazing and gratifying to work with such a talented, committed and passionate team.
August 25, 6pm: Pampered Chef, purveyor of high-quality kitchenware, is partnering with City Bricks on a fun fundraiser! Christian Moreno, post-production supervisor for the City Bricks films, is hosting the event — he will be demonstrating a delicious recipe using Pampered Chef’s pressure cooker, and there will be surprises, too. Start by signing in here: https://table.pamperedchef.
July 30: City Bricks’ full-length documentary, “We Witness,” [see “Film” page] moves into the final stages of post-production. The film will be screened at the Chicago History Museum and … (More info coming soon!)
July 7: Mural appears in an article on Chicago Magazine’s website about how inequalities in income, wealth & safety have tragically grown over the last 50 years: https://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/while-chicago-honors-black-history-the-present-has-gotten-worse/
July-August: Second mural, in Lawndale, is created in partnership with the Firehouse Community Arts Center.
July 15: We complete the short film “The Future of Amazon,” a spinoff of the 60-minute documentary. In the 14-minute film, we meet several delivery drivers working at Amazon and other companies. They talk about their concerns of being displaced as AI and IT continue to innovate the delivery industry, and express interest in being trained for these jobs.
June 29: City Bricks wins its first grant. Huge thanks to the Crossroads Fund for the endorsement and validation.
January: City Bricks’ partnership with Legal Prep Charter Academy begins. Legal Prep, a free public charter high school focusing on law, policy & social justice, worked with a cohort of juniors who learned more about using data and began to develop their own social advocacy projects. This partnership will continue into the 2021-22 fall semester as the students advance into their senior year.
August 15: City Bricks Project’s first mural, located at 4333 W. Madison in West Garfield Park, is completed, culminating in a community Open House. COVID-19 slowed us down, but didn’t stop us!