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An outsider perspective to two of the most famous cities in the world w.r.t. development and unequal distribution of income. My presentation was focused upon the differences and similarities between …

An outsider perspective to two of the most famous cities in the world w.r.t. development and unequal distribution of income. My presentation was focused upon the differences and similarities between Chicago and Mumbai when looked at with social work and sociological perspective.

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  • 1. Windy city and the City of Dreams -Mehul Kanodia
  • 2. Overview “Like frogs around a pond, we have settled down upon the shores of this sea” – Plato • Some issues in Mumbai vs. Chicago • Interventions in Chicago • Observations • Learnings to be taken to Mumbai
  • 3. Chicago vs. Mumbai
  • 4. Mumbai • Migrants from other states and their identity. • Poverty and crime. • Income inequality. • Housing issues and slum rehabilitation. • Ethnic and religious discrimination. • Substance abuse. • Issues of safety and gated communities. • Ghettoization of certain groups of people.
  • 5. Chicago • Immigrants and their identity. • Crime and gangs. • Substance abuse. • Ghettoization of certain ethnic groups or races. • Housing problems. • Income inequality. • Issues of safety and gated communities. • Poverty and employment.
  • 6. Fieldwork in Chicago South West Organizing Project • Coalition of NPOs in South West with support from various agencies. • IMAN and CEASEFIRE • Teen Reach • Parent Mentor program Corporation for Supportive Housing • Coalition of Housing organisations with support from CHA. • MOVING ON • Rapid rehousing project • Permanent supportive housing • Case managers • HUD, CHA, THRESHOLD, etc.
  • 7. Observations • Practices in Mumbai and its comparison with Chicago. • Social advocacy movements (e.g. ICIRR). • Similarities due to history of both cities. • Stark inequalities. • Moreau’s Unmasking for individuals. (Adi Barak) • Hull House and future of NPOs. (Jennifer Mosley) • Alinskyism and social advocacy. (William Sites) • ICIRR and “The American Dream” façade. (Jane Ramsey)
  • 8. Learnings to be taken back • Tools and techniques used by Coalitions and organisations for community organising. • Resource mobilisation and planning. • Organising social advocacy movements. • Class simulations and learnings. • Empowerment of community leaders in coalitions. • Advocate for affordable housing projects and other policies.
  • 9. THANK YOU! • • • • • • • • Adi Barak Jennifer Mosley William Sites Jane Ramsey Rob Chaskin Charles Payne Scott Allard All the friends in classes for bearing us! • SWOP & CSH SPECIAL THANKS – • Marilyn B. Rusnak • Cristina Gros