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SOLD OUT: A Community Conversation | Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents

Newcomers explores the complexities of community development, explaining how a well-intentioned phenomenon has turned into one of the most vexing social problems of our time. Join us for a community conversation at City Lit in Logan Square exploring parallels between the changing Chicago neighborhoods of Cabrini Green and Logan Square. The author, Matthew Schuerman, will be joined with Lissette Castañeda, Interim Executive Director of LUCHA, a local affordable housing advocacy organization. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

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Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. The cost of the event is free, only two tickets per order. Tickets will be released on a first come, first serve basis as space is limited. Light snacks, soft drinks, wine and beer will be provided. 

City Lit Books is across from the Logan Square CTA Blue Line and has a free parking lot in the back. If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at

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