CCC and DePaul University Host My Block, My Hood My City Explorers Program
Chicago Collections Consortium and DePaul University were proud to host members of My Block My Hood My City Explorers Program on September 28, 2021. My Block My Hood My City Explorers Programs brings high school students on experiences across the city fostering an awareness of opportunities beyond their neighborhoods. Derek Potts, Archives Assistant for DePaul University led students on a walking tour of the neighborhood sites associated with the Young Lords, an activist group that was organized in 1968 in Lincoln Park. The Young Lords fought to empower Puerto Ricans in their fight against city development plans targeting their communities. The tour took students to locations where the Young Lords operated and held demonstrations. The tour concluded with dinner and conversation with DePaul librarians and staff. CCC and DePaul look forward to hosting another program with MBMHMC in spring 2022.