Re: [IAM_ListServ] Park Forest Historical Society June 3 program on Intentional Integration in a Planned Community
- Thanks, Pat. I think our chances are still good of
getting something worked out with the owner of the
north half of the rental area. I am a little
discouraged that we did not hear from them last week,
as they had said we would. That would have just been
a "checking in" call, I think, anyway.
I am just ready for some good news. If we get two
units, at least, I think we might be interested in the
Smithsonian's traveling show on Why people move. I
heard your talk at AAM. I will worry about that when
I know if we have any space!
Have a good holiday!
--- "Patricia L.Miller" <plmxiha@...>
> HI Jane. Looks like a great program. I was sorryArchivist, Curator
> to hear that you lost your lease on the house,
> but it looks like you might have some other options?
> At 10:14 AM 5/26/2007, you wrote:
> >PARK FOREST HISTORICAL SOCIETY
> >400 LAKEWOOD BOULEVARD
> >PARK FOREST, IL 60466
> >JANE NICOLL
> >H. 708-481-4252
> >FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> >INTENTIONAL INTEGRATION IN A PLANNED COMMUNITY
> >The Park Forest Historical Society will be
> >the second part of the history of integration in
> >Forest at its meeting, Sunday, June 3, 2007, at
> >p.m. in the Village Hall Board Meeting Room. Don
> >DeMarco, who served the Village of Park Forest from
> >1971 through 1982 as Assistant to the Village
> >for Community Relations, and then as Assistant
> >Manager, and Barbara Moore, current Director of
> >Community Relations will speak on their roles and
> >experiences with, âIntentional Integration in a
> >Planned Community.â
> >Park Forest was peacefully integrated in December
> >1959, through the actions of a group of citizens on
> >the Unitarian Universalist Churchâs Social Action
> >Committee. The Village of Park Forest, members of
> >Social Action Committee and the Village of Park
> >Forest Commission on Human Relations worked
> >to maintain the peaceful integration of the village
> >when other towns in Illinois and around the country
> >were experiencing violence. The February 2007
> >historical society program covered the integration
> >history to that point.
> >Once integration had taken place, the Village began
> >controversial program called, âIntegration
> >Maintenanceâ in an effort to prevent
> >of the community.
> >During his eleven year tenure, Don DeMarco focused
> >intentionally promoting integration as an
> >to re-segregation, working both inside and beyond
> >Forestâs borders. Barbara Moore replaced Mr.
> >DeMarco as the Director of Community Relations.
> >Mr. DeMarco served in a similar capacity in Shaker
> >Heights, Ohio until 1992 when he became executive
> >director of the Fund for an OPEN Society, a New
> >and Pennsylvania-based non-profit equal housing
> >company offering pro-integrative consulting
> >to communities who want to thrive with inclusive
> >racial diversity. In partial retirement, he now
> >serves as OPENâs senior community consultant.
> >and his wife, Loretta now reside in Philadelphia,
> >Mrs. Moore will be retiring this summer from her
> >Village of Park Forest position.
> >Park Forest Village Hall is located at 350 Victory
> >Drive in Downtown Park Forest.
> >The public is welcome to attend.
> >For more information on the program or the society,
> >contact Jane Nicoll at 708-481-4252.
> >Archivist, Curator
> >Park Forest Historical Society
> >1950s Park Forest House Museum
> >Virtual Exhibit at www.parkforesthistory.org
> >Park Forest, IL 60466
> >The Illinois Association of Museums is an
> >independent statewide network of art, history,
> >and science museums, historical and genealogical
> >societies, zoos, nature centers, arboreta, and
> other cultural agencies.
> >Yahoo! Groups Links
> Patricia L. Miller, Executive Director
> Illinois Heritage Association
> 602 1/2 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820
> (217) 359-5600 plmxiha@...
Park Forest Historical Society
1950s Park Forest House Museum
Virtual Exhibit at www.parkforesthistory.org
Park Forest, IL 60466