House the Homeless During the Pandemic

House the Homeless During the Pandemic

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Housing is a human right & dire public safety issue during this pandemic. This petition is to show support for the City Council motion to House the Homeless During the Pandemic.

"An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere," ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

This petition is organized by Let's Build Garden City!, a reparations program based on the Southside. Our mission supports new student gardens and promotes young people across the city growing their own food, medicine, & more. We are a growing resource that all community members can access, service. and benefit from. Our vision is the first city without hunger.

We are revitalizing abandoned space in all of Chicago’s historic neighborhoods, many of which are known as food deserts. Abandoned spaces next to the highway are becoming the homes of community gardens and we're seeing fields of scraggly weeds turn to seas of beautiful flowers. The current LBGC! fundraiser is putting money toward gifts for students growing at home via After School Matters.

In our first year we received approval from the Chicago Public Schools for Service Learning partnerships, successfully petitioned the city and organized for public water access, had a string of impactful publicity events, contacted dozens of schools, released a website full of contacts & resources, and re-positioned our first community garden to be reclaimed by students & community.

Last year we continued canvassing and amassing signatures, and announced a whole season of awesome interactive events for students around the city. In anticipation of crops throughout the summer and fall as well as sites permanently set up for future harvests, We’ve rolled this momentum forward by promoting programs necessary to cultivate food education well into the non-growing season.

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