This year, I'm leading a trip with (10) teenagers to #Accra, #Ghana where they’ll learn about the history of the #slavetrade, West African #Culture and how it relates to their life back home. To fundraise for this trip, I‘m running the Rock & Roll Chicago Half Marathon #GhanaRun Find our more at http://formyblock.org/ghanarun
When I run along 80th Street from State Street to Cottage Grove, there are eight or nine block clubs along with old block club signs that say "no littering, no loud music, no ball playing in the street, no car repairs." They're all warnings, but no block club sign ever stopped people from doing those things. I thought, why can't these signs say yes? "Yes, we welcome you. Yes, we want you to be here. Yes, we reach out to new people. We value safety, we value respect."