Opponents and proponents of the District 97 tax hike referendum will meet tonight at Irving School for another in a series of forums leading up to the April 5 vote. This event is co-sponsored by SEOPCO (South East Oak Park Community Organization) and Wednesday Journal.
State Rep. Karen Yarbrough hosts celebration and discussion about Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman, a 19th Century slave who was displayed in European "freak Shows" and objectified for her physical appearance. The event will also raise awareness about worldwide human trafficking and domestic violence.
Nothing says "Oak Park" like squirrels, our most numerous form of wildlife (we hope). And Oak Parker Joel Brown (whom we profiled on Dec. 10, 2003) is among the most knowledgeable about Sciurus caroliensis. Brown was featured in a Washington Post column last Sunday under the headline, "In the urban game park, nut-gatherers rule."