During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Recruiting volunteers to help create a Peace Park on the West Side of Chicago. We will be volunteering Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm in the creation of this park starting next week. This is a project led by Chicago Urban Art Retreat. We already created one Peace Park out of a vacant lot across the street from Urban Art Retreat. The new park will be created out of a vacant lot a few blocks from Chicago Urban Art Retreat on Trumbull.
We can wear masks and keep at least 6 feet apart. There is lots of room to keep our distance.
The Peace Park is completed from a series of single art projects put together. It honors African American heroes- people that have made important contributions. It could be someone you have heard of or someone you didn't know. We are going to be lawn mowing the lot, building six sculptures using recycled materials and cement, and creating six veggie gardens for families in the neighborhood. Each family will be able to keep up their garden, planting veggies for themselves, and thus live in a sustainable way.
This lot is bigger than the first lot and it already has trees. We are going to keep these trees and create a landscape around them. We are going to be meeting at Urban Art Retreat at 2pm and will wrap up by 4pm. Urban Art Retreat is located at 1957 S Spaulding Avenue; Chicago. corner of 21st and Spaulding, west of the Kedzie Pink Line stop. Feel free to invite others. Thank you.
1957 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago,, IL 60623, US
Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center (CUARC) provides guestrooms for women travelers & furnished rooms for women. CUARC also provides safe space for people who are different from each other to enjoy & learn from each other. CUARC celebrates multiculturalism, diversity, and non-violence. We provide opportunities for people to learn about and practice peace. We encourage our volunteers to learn about social justice issues and the isms to spread this information to others.
In addition to a women's residence on the second floor, we offer an art gallery for under-represented artists, art boutique, and art studio for non-artists. CUARC offers a variety of programs geared to the under represented and to educate the public about under represented populations. At our own site and at sites of other non-profits, CUARC programs include: art workshops & classes for non-artists, support & education for entrepreneurs, art shows by under represented people (people with mental illnesses, people of color, non-artists, survivors of trauma, immigrants, lesbians, gays, & seniors). Social opps. for people who are different from each other to attend, enjoy each other, and learn from each other are offered monthly. Non-violence and tolerance is encouraged at all activities.
We'll work with your schedule.
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. at 21stChicago, IL 60623
May 28, 2020