The YPO is now sharing office space with the Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Resource Center at 4554 N Broadway at Wilson Ave.
We've been busy over the past few months with activities including the Organize Your Own exhibit at the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College, a fundraising concert at the Hideout in Chicago that featured Jake LaBotz, Sally Timms and Jon Langford, a neighborhood tour of Uptown, the book release of Against the Picture Window: A Time of the Phoenix that included a special night at Carol's Pub, plans for an Organizer Institute and speakers bureau, as well as a revival of the Blues to Bluegrass organization which will be the musical wing of the Young Patriots Organization.
We participated in several college and university panels as well as giving presentations to high school and college classes. We are also helping the producers of a new Original Rainbow Coalition documentary film.
Looking toward the immediate future, there will be a Blues to Bluegrass concert at the Hideout in Chicago scheduled for July 9 and the Young Patriot Organization will be a highlighted program at the Black Panther Party's 50th Anniversary event in Oakland CA during October 2016. We will also be conducting a series of seminars at The Union Theological Seminary in NYC this September.
It's been a great 2016 and we are looking forward to more accomplishments in 2017. We can sure use more donations to continue our work. If you wish to make a donation online, you may go the Network for Good page of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (our fiscal sponsor). Make sure you put Young Patriot Organization in the Designation box. That is very important. The link to the donation page is HERE
If you would prefer to send a donation by check, please make it out to "Young Patriots Organization" and mail to:
Young Patriot Organization
C/O Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce
4554 N Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Solidarity and Power to the People!