Monday, July 27, 2015

Bridgeport Alliance General Meeting: July 30

BA's next meeting will be on Thursday, July 30, at 7pm in the Community Hall at First Trinity.  Yep, it's hot and sticky outside, but if injustice doesn't stop, why should we?

Cold drinks shall be had!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Death, Poverty, and Chicago's 1995 Heat Wave

You might be uncomfortable during these dog days of summer, but do you remember the deadly heat wave twenty years ago?  Check out this fascinating interview with sociologist Eric Klinenberg about how over 700 people came to die during one week in Chicago.  Race, class, and gender, as well economic history, all worked together to create the kind of social isolation that kills senior citizens.

Please consider checking in on your elderly neighbors on hot days this summer.