The Great Chicago Buildout is a 2 day assembly of citizens who want to take action to build a better city. Just as the World’s Fair helped define Chicago 100 years ago, we hope the GCB can be the first step towards empowering individuals to make positive changes in our community.
Our mission is to form teams to immediately work on collaborative projects. The purpose of the GCB is to identify community needs and to immediately take action by creating the resources and plans necessary for long-term solutions. We hope for creative solutions that use the resources we have available. We need every type of skill set; everyone’s help will be welcomed and appreciated.
And then on Saturday night, we party.
In this vein, have been working on a number of projects that are intended to help communities organize and communicate.
Got a project you want to get the community to work on? Got a community problem you think needs to be fixed? Share it on our hackdash, and we’ll add it to the weekend’s agenda! http://chiaspire.hackdash.org/
The tentative schedule is:
Fun starts at 6 pm on Friday with a Potluck. Bring your ideas, your energy and your favorite dish. At around 7 pm, we’ll have a brief orientation. Then people can step up to the mic and talk about what probems or projects they would like to work on. After that, we’ll let everyone mingle and form teams around the projects they feel most drawn to. At 9, we’ll reconvene to see where everyone is and MK will remain open until midnight for people to work.
On Saturday, MK will open around 8 am so people can come in and work, but our first official event won’t be until noon. We’ll serve lunch, have everyone check-in and work from there. We’ll work until 8 pm, where we will come together again to discuss the future of our projects. Party will start at 9.
This will be a fun and engaging 2 day event!
“Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.” – Carl Sandburg, Chicago
According to a number of factors including the Grinch that stole Christmas, the December issue of the Garlic has finally surfaced and we are glad to inform you that as of tonight, AM1710 is now on the air. If you live in the Wicker Park area tune your old vacuum tube radio to the top of the AM dial, 1710. Click [here] to view the latest edition of the Garlic.
The garlic is becoming a creative outlet from our members. Welcome our newest writer Dr. Greenlove. His article “What Wouldn’t Jesus Not Do” is a prime example of journalistic merit, while maintaining to the truth, his coverage of the men’s bathroom is entertaining. Other news this month is coverage of the Beehive Collective, the launch of Q4′s radio station on 1710AM radio, and the headliner about the plausible extent of interception and psychological warfare.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public hearing in Oakbrook last Tuesday on the question to make Illinois the national dump site for all nuclear waste produced by the nation. While all major media was asked to cover this hearing, only multikulti’s/Indiamedia’s Mike Kalas made the call to document the full hearing. This issue is not being addressed by the media and this will be one of many issues spoken at the media demonstration to take place Saturday November 16th.
Here is the full hearing:
Here is the facebook event for tomorrow’s action:
CALLING ALL TRUTH SEEKERS AND MEDIA ACTIVISTS!!!
The revolution won’t be televised so turn off your TV’s we’re taking it to the streets!
A nationwide March Against Mainstream Media is being called for November 16th in cities all across the country.
We are planning a rally in Chicago to raise awareness of the privatization, corporatization, and monopolization of the mainstream media and the corruption of our fifth estate. The failure of the corporate networks to adequately cover critical social issues has allowed for the rampant corruption of our political and economic system to go unquestioned and unchallenged.
On November 16th we are going to take action and hold these corporations accountable for aiding and abetting in the subversion of our democracy.
Join us in the streets!
This rally is being held in solidarity with media activists across the country. For more information check out the website for the March Against Mainstream Media…www.mamsm.info
*** EVENT DETAILS***
At 11:30 am we will all meet up at the NBC News station…
454 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
FOX News Station
205 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
ABC News Station
190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
CBS News Station
22 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
50 West Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
***3 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE***
1. Attend the event!
2. Invite all your friends
3. Post a link to the event on your Facebook page
***5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION***
1. Educate yourself on the issue of media literacy
2. Speak out about media literacy and help raise awareness
3. Bring a significant news story that demands media attention (and/or) bring a news report that has misrepresented the facts and misinformed the public
4. Volunteer to work on helping to build a long term media accountability campaign in Chicago
5. Be active as a citizen journalist and get involved with independent media organizations
***PREPARING FOR THE RALLY***
-Make sure to dress warm, bring a jacket, hat, gloves, and layer up…it might be a cold day
-Wear comfortable shoes because we will be marching
-Make a creative sign, poster, banner to display
This rally is being organized as a peaceful action and a family friendly event. We look forward to working collaboratively with other kind and caring people to address these problems in a positive and constructive way.
Members of Multikulti have been involved in producing Independent Media Television with Indymedia since episode 86. We hooked up with Indymedia when we availed our space and resources for the NATO convergence center May of 2012 (see Natoindymedia YouTube channel) as was seen on ABC news.
ABC News Coverage:
The program airs on the first and third Monday of every month at 11pm local time in Chicago on channel 19 and also on Free Speech TV internationally. We are currently prepping for episode 92. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday the 15th, October. You can also watch the episodes online as well as material that does not make it into the program on the CIMC channel on YouTube (youtube.com/cimc). We are always looking for volunteer submissions and we are also short of available hosts to host the program. If you are interested in getting involved, give us a holler.
Description: La Haciendita Taqueria seeks to alter the way traditional Mexican dining space is viewed by bringing music and art influences into your dining experience. We would love it if you joined us as we celebrate Taquerias and the hard working people that work in them with music and art dedicated to Taquerias.
Son Jarocho Ida y Vuelta
Ida y Vuelta comes from a long tradition of Mexican folk music called Son Jarocho. The genre is a fusion of African, Spanish and Indigenous music and poetry. Ida y Vuelta's instrumentation is native to the Veracruz region, it includes jaranas (8 string small guitars), requinto (lead 4 string guitar), cajón (wood peruvian box), cajita (small peruvian box), leona (acoustic bass), zapateado (percusive foot tapping) and vocals. Ida y Vuelta plays traditional songs that date back 300 hundred years as well as their own arrangements and original tunes.
Emmanuel L White Eagle
Amara Betty Martin Artist
Vane Sanchez (colormevane)
Curated by Amara Betty Martin.
// FOOD //
***Note: Full menu not listed
Pastor al Trompo
Carne Asada / Steak
Lengua / Tongue
Pollo / Chicken
Tripas / Tripe
Cesina/ Aged Beef
****Same as Tacos
Rajas Con Queso
Pechuga de Polla
Milaneza de Res
Milaneza de Pollo
Al Pastor de Trompo
Chicago Independent Television airs on CAN-TV 19 11PM CT
Starts: March 17, 2014, 11:00 PM
Ends: 11:30 PM
Description: Chicago Independent Television is a network of independent videographers, editors and producers that cover Chicago issues that the mainstream media does not cover. Contact us if you like to contribute. email@example.com. We also have a chromakey studio to help with your productions.
Description: THE Q4 TRIBE & ARTOPIA CHICAGO & PARTNERS PRESENT:
She gave life. She is a wife.
She is a mother and she is a friend.
She is a sister a survivor to the end.
Appreciate her, we don’t dare.
Ask her worries, we don’t care.
Wipe away her tears, they are invisible as air.
She works cooks and clean.
She laughs, helps comfort, and hides her pain.
When you struggle she pulls you through
All this is she and what do we do?
Complain and create a mess.
Provide stress and leave her feeling depressed..
Push her away and ignore her advice.
Tell her she is nothing without thinking twice.
She was raped tortured and abused.
Told she was nothing and would always be used just for pleasure forget her pain.
She swallows her pride, put her feelings aside.
Does as you need in order for you to be free.
Ignores your ignorance and tolerates your flaws.
You call her Bitch, Slut, Hoe and Tramp
She answers with pride dignity and a complete loss of self.
You call her nothing.
I call her Strong, Smart, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, Tolerant and powerful
I call her WOMAN!
THE Q4TRIBE and Artopia Chicago & partners presents a night of art and music , food, and dance, to celebrate women in all there diversity ,beauty, and struggles..
Our beloved CumbiaSazo party is back from hibernation and ready to bring hip-friendly heat to the dance floor! The summer season kicks off Saturday, March 29th, at the legendary Double Door (on 2 floors!) where we'll be connecting the dots between vintage & electronic rhythms of Latin@america and celebrating C-C-C-Cuuuumbia alongside other worldly & bass-heavy music of the peoples. Friends old and new are welcome. Get down and support artists & communities doing what they do in a spirit of identity & joy through music.
Part of proceeds benefit Latino Union/Domestic Workers Organizing Committee, Fearless Undocumented Alliance & United Students Against Sweatshops. Support the cause!
// ABOUT LIDO PIMIENTA:
Known as “Colombian darling” and “Soundsister”, Lido Pimienta jumps back and forth from electronic beats, analog synths and Afro-Colombian rhythms to out-of-this-world chanting.
“Picture Bjork if she grew up in Baranquilla,” says Sergio Elmir of Dos Mundos.
The release of her first album Color LP opened the gate for several collaborations with artists in Canada and around the world, making her one of the most prolific song-writer, lyricist and improv virtuosos of her generation.
The sophomore album “La Papessa” – which marks her departure from longtime music partner Michael Ramey (Golden Death Music) – is aimed to be released in mid 2014 and is in the works alongside Toronto multi-instrumentalist and producer Kvesche Bijons-Ebacher (Harmonious Tribe, Spawn) and experimental Trombonist Steve Ward (Caribou, Friendly Rich, Minotaurs, Pick a Piper). Featured on the album are Andrea Echeverri and Conector (Aterciopelados) from Colombia, FAKUTA from Chile and Las Acevedo from Republica Dominicana to name a few.
// ABOUT IBOMBA DJS (BETO & USHKA)
Three summers ago, DJ Beto, Mios Dio & Ushka went looking for an excuse to spin Digital Cumbia and Global Bass for their crew in Brooklyn. What they didn't know was the rest of New York City was just as thirsty for refreshment. In the time since, iBomba has quickly become the borough's go to event for eclectic sounds blending traditional, folkloric rhythms from the Global South with the future ofelectronic Caribbean music.
Named one of the "Top Latin-Underground Parties" in the city by Time Out New York, iBomba has had the opportunity to spin at premier venues while hosting local and international acts from Africa to Puerto Rico. It's no surprise that these selectors are known for "throwing some of the most forward thinking parties in New York combining Latin and Future Club Musics".