Skokie Sculpture Park Clean-up
Last Saturday I was joined by the brothers of Omega Delta Phi from Northwestern University and students from Evanston Township, Northside Prep, Mather and Whitney Young to observe César Chávez Day in a very special way. We spent that chilly morning cleaning up the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park together! You might be wondering, what does cleaning up a park have anything to do with César Chávez? We chose to commemorate the labor rights activist and national civil rights figure, who worked his whole life for justice and equality, by taking care of our neighborhood and getting to know new folks! Zach Kisfalusi gave a great talk about the life and work of César Chávez before we made our way down McCormick Blvd, garbage bags in tow!
I encouraged everyone to partner up with someone from a different school and the brothers from Omega Delta Phi did an awesome job of leading groups and engaging discussion with the younger volunteers. We ended the day by sharing sack lunches at the park, which looked great by the time we were done cleaning!
Our group of volunteers came from all different backgrounds and it was great to see everyone connect in a fun way to celebrate the life of a man whose work upheld the rights and dignity of every person, no matter where they came from.