How Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation moved from producer to host for a stronger civic commons

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BraveSoul Movement hosts the Soul Power Cypher Vol. 3 on the Arts Bank lawn. Image credit: David Sampson.

At the corner of 68th and Stony Island Avenue, in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, the Stony Island Arts Bank is a neighborhood anchor in a community that once was a mainstay of Chicago’s black middle class before decades of divestment. Formerly a savings and loan bank, today the Stony Island Arts Bank provides the South Side of Chicago with 17,000 square feet of space for innovation and community space for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors worldwide to research and engage with Chicago’s South Side history and foster community dialogues around issues of race, social justice, and healing.

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Sabina Bokhari

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