Joe Moore (http://www.ward49.com/) Alderman of Chicago's 49th Ward will speak on "Participatory Budgeting: Empowering Communities & Deepening Democracy (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-03-31/opinion/ct-oped-0331-democracy-20100331_1_49th-ward-government-budget-spending)." Alderman Moore will discuss the successes and challenges of his innovative process that gives residents of his Rogers Park, West Ridge and Edgewater neighborhoods the power to decide by a binding popular vote how his annual $1,000,000 discretionary capital budget should be spent.
Following each Sunday platform is an opportunity for the speaker to answer brief questions from the audience.All the Sunday morning programs at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (http://ethicalhuman.org/) are free and open to the public. A children's program runs concurrently.
Please plan to stay afterwards for coffee hour. You will have a chance to meet the speaker, mingle with fellow Meet-Up folks and chat with Society members.
A children's Golden Rule Sunday School program runs concurrently with the platform. Open to children from birth through 8th grade. Children will explore the world and their place in it through discussions, play, crafts, and critical thinking. Newcomers welcome!
All are welcome to our Sunday programs, which are free and open to the public. We are located at 7574 Lincoln Ave. in Skokie, at the corner of Lincoln and Howard. Parking is available in our lot, on adjacent streets, or in the nearby Albany Bank parking lot.
Coffee photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/uberculture/17699048/) by Jeremy Nobel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/uberculture/) (some rights reserved (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)).