Want to have a say in how your community is represented on Chicago’s City Council? The Chicago City Council Black Caucus will be hosting a town hall meeting on the new proposed ward map for the City of Chicago at 7PM this Thursday, September 29th, 2011. The Town Hall will be held at the Bruce K. Hayden Center for the Performing Arts, at Malcolm X College (1900 W. Van Buren). Alderman play a central role not only in setting public policy for the city that affects residents, but also in providing essential public services to neighborhoods and residents.
The African American population, representing the largest demographic group on Chicago’s South and West Sides has experienced major population shifts, as thousands of people have moved out of the city. According to reports released earlier this year, “The 2010 Census showed the city of Chicago lost 200,000 people over the last decade. The city now has about as many people as it did in 1910. There are 181,000 fewer African Americans in the city, a whopping drop of 17 percent, and 72,000 fewer in the region as a whole.”
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