Chicago Style: The Future of the Obama Presidential Center

Date(s) - 06/04/19
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Hosted by
Institute of Politics

Chicago Style: The Future of the Obama Presidential Center

Tue, June 4, 2019 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Since the Obama Presidential Center announced Jackson Park as its building site, community activists and organizers have pushed the Obama Foundation to set aside jobs for local residents, protect low-income housing, and strengthen neighborhood schools – all part of a written Community Benefits Agreement. Meanwhile, the Foundation has opposed a formal CBA, arguing it is not the most effective means of securing benefits for residents. Now, with support for an agreement coming from the Chicago Teachers Union, South Side Aldermen Leslie Hairston and Jeannette Taylor, and Mayor Lightfoot, what is the outlook for a CBA? What are its capabilities and limitations? How would South Side communities be represented in potential negotiations?

Join the Chicago Style committee for a conversation with Carlos Ballesteros of the Chicago Sun-Times, as he breaks down the ins and outs of the CBA debate.

Dinner will be provided.