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Around 400 walkers will set out on a 6-mile trek on Sunday as part of a walkathon called the CROP Hunger Walk. The event, which is now in its 32nd year, has raised $1.1 million to feed hungry people, resettle refugees, provide clean water to Third World people and advocate for the poor.
I had the privilege of being in Selma, Alabama on March 7. It was a privilege because I knew what had happened there 50 years ago, but what made it really special was that I drove down with my friend Bob Sherrell, an Oak Park resident, who had been there in 1965 and was kicked and tear-gassed by some white folks who weren't very happy with the prospect of their black neighbors getting the vote.
Jim Babcock began what the Interfaith Green Network (IGN) of OP-RF called "a conversation with trustees" on Feb. 16 at the Oak Park Public Library with an opening statement in which he declared, "We are in the midst of a climate emergency. If we continue with the track we're on, life will become a hell on earth."