Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CBSChicago: There’s More To Englewood Than Violence

[VIDEO] CBS Chicago's Dorothy Tucker visits Englewood and notes the antique housing and the activism in Englewood. You will see an appearance by RAGE's Aysha Butler. It just lets you know that there are positive things to know about this city's many neighborhoods. Englewood doesn't have the best reputation, but still it has quite a few things going for themselves. That's what you see in the video above.

Also this is a good message.
Community issues consume much of the meeting, but this is also where they plan “Peaceful Projects” like last month’s fun festival in Sherwood Park, the scene of a recent shooting.

The community group in Englewood is called Residents Association of Greater Englewood, or RAGE.

“We call it positive disruption. People aren’t coming by to rob folks if you have a ton of people out with music and fun,” said Butler. “The issue of violence will probably never go away. I mean I don’t know what going to happen with violence but what it does for us is we keep creating more peace.
Ah Englewood's version of "positive loitering". This should go for everywhere in the city even in places where safety is taken for granted. We must continue to create peace.

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