Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Medill Reports" On Uptown Community Activism

Community organizing in Uptown: From telephone trees to the Internet
by Ellen Thompson, March 12, 2009

With just a few clicks of her computer mouse, Judy Glazebrook connected with 2,500 other Uptown residents. In less than a minute, her message had landed in their e-mail inboxes. They were now current with everything they needed to know for the next Fix Wilson Yard fund-raising event. “I feel so efficient,” said Judy, 61.

Efficiency isn't something you'll hear many community organizers bragging about as they struggle to bring a community together around an issue. But Glazebrook, a member of Fix Wilson Yard’s board, can brag about it.

Read the rest of this interesting and in-depth article.


  1. This is an interesting article with some great background on Uptown history.

    Brings me back to the glory days of gangbangers of all races. We had your Latin Kings. Gaylords and Kenmore boys(white). Various black gangs. Some Puerto Rican gang around Broadway and Montrose. I get teary eyed thinking about it.

    Now back to my laying in the sun in my undisclosed warmer location...........

  2. It is people like Judy and her husband who have made Uptown a much better place to live. My gratitude goes out to them.