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CCWG Book Discussion: The Ward Assembly

February 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

This unique, internal education meeting will reflect on Greta Salem’s The Forty-Fourth Ward: An Experiment in Neighborhood Democracy, a short, 72-page book about Chicago Alderman Dick Simpson’s transfer of aldermanic power to ward residents through a newly created “Ward Assembly”.

Discussion will focus on the Ward Assembly model presented in the book, its possibilities, and its limits in the development of workers’ power and democratic socialism in Chicago.

The book is available through the Chicago Public Library system. Reading is NOT required to participate.

This meeting will take place at Flood’s Hall in Hyde Park.

Flood’s Hall
1515 E. 52nd Pl (behind Bonne Sante Health Foods)
Chicago, IL

Please text or call 872.760.4616 if you don’t find the location right away.


Community Councils Working Group is catalytic space to facilitate a discussion and development of self-governing neighborhood assemblies as a platform for collective democratic empowerment. Our approach involves coalition building within our own communities while using group meetings to share best practices and improve our local organizing strategies.


February 15, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Flood’s Hall
1515 E. 52nd Pl
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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To join our virtual meetings, please use this Google Hangouts link (unless the event specifies otherwise).