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The Justice Project: The March Continues

In 1965, our forebear, the North Shore Summer Project, galvanized thousands of residents to push for open housing and brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Winnetka Village Green to inspire over 10,000 people to “go all out to end segregation.” As we reflect upon our powerful beginnings, Open Communities is determined to honor the achievements of our founders by expanding upon them, not simply commemorating them. We have developed clear criteria for the Welcoming Community that uphold justice for all and embrace people of every race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and income bracket.

The Justice Project: The March Continues serves as a catalyst for a new grassroots social justice movement in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

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