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Education Fri Oct 01 2010

Whittier Field House Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Parents of students at the Whittier Dual Language School opened a new library in the occupied Whittier Field House on Thursday, September 30, with the help of the Chicago Underground Library and donations from as far away as Florida. The following photographs are from the ribbon cutting ceremony that officially opened the library at 5pm with speeches, song, prayer and -- of course -- some reading.

Read Cinnamon Cooper's piece about the field house occupation for background information.

Putting Finishing Touches on the New Library at the Whittier Field House
Putting finishing touches on the new library.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Whittier Field House
A prayer before the opening.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Whittier Field House
Children race to open the new library.

The New Library at the Whittier Field House
Speeches and further celebration inside the new space.


All photographs by David Schalliol.

 
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Rebecca / October 5, 2010 11:56 AM

Now the city is trying to freeze them out.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/05/pilsen-sitin-cps-turns-of_n_750950.html

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