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Open Communities

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Mission: Open Communities’ mission is to educate, advocate and organize to promote just and inclusive communities in north suburban Chicago. We work with current and prospective residents and local groups to promote economically and culturally diverse communities in north suburban Chicago. We provide fair and affordable housing counseling services, community education, advocacy, and organizing for welcoming communities.

Key Campaigns: 2015 Justice Project: The March Continues — A movement catalyzed by the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s galvanizing speech at a North Shore rally of thousands, the mission is to use grassroots, broad-based efforts to encourage all our communities to be welcoming, inclusive and diverse.

Upcoming Events: Ten Thousand Villages — Enjoy good company, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and help us make inclusive northern suburbs a reality for all — during the holidays and every day. 719 Main St, Evanston on Thursday, November 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. $20 per ticket, $10 for students and seniors. Get a jump on holiday shopping and enjoy some holiday cheer while 15 percent of the evening’s purchases benefit Open Communities.

Executive Director: Gail Schechter. Email: gail@open-communities.org. Phone: 847.501.5760 x406.

Contact: 614 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, Illinois, 60093. Phone: 847.501.5760. Website: www.open-communities.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Communities/344383882320615. Twitter: @OpenCommNS. Instagram: www.instagram.com/opencommunities. Tumblr: www.wearethenorthshore.tumblr.com.

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