The racial diversity and integration of Oak Park are the result of concerted effort over the last four decades. Today, it can appear as if our integration occurs naturally. But the community still faces many challenges to sustaining integration and improving inclusion and equity.
Join us for a panel and open discussion on TUESDAY, JULY 19:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library
Veterans’ Room (2nd Floor)
834 Lake Street, Oak Park
Three expert panelists will discuss the efforts required to foster diversity and integration in Oak Park, and what is necessary to ensure a future where we can sustain and improve upon those efforts.
- Rob Breymaier – Executive Director, Oak Park Regional Housing Center
- Linda Francis – Director, Success of All Youth
- Maria Saldaña – Executive Director, Oak Park Residence Corporation
Questions we will consider include:
- How do we ensure that Oak Park will remain an integrated community in the future?
- What can we do to improve equitable outcomes for everyone in Oak Park?
- What is your suggestion to improve integration, equity, and inclusion in Oak Park?
- How can we build on our current progress?
- What does a successfully integrated community look like to you?
Let us know YOUR ideas, concerns, and hopes for the future of integration, equity, and inclusion in our community. We will collect these comments and begin to build a coalition dedicated to building a more inclusive, equitable, and vibrant community. Please join us!
- 7:00 Welcome
- 7:15 Panel on Integration Strategies in Oak Park
- 8:15 Open Community Input Session
This panel is part of the Oak Park Public Library’s “One Book, One Oak Park” summer series.