PERRO Opening and Fundraiser: A Vision of the Future: Turning Fisk from Polluter to Community Asset…

This year PERRO is participating in Pilsen Open Studios. We are site 19 on the map. Please join us…

A Vision of the Future: Turning Fisk from Polluter to Community Asset

1530 W. 21st Street, 1st Floor, Side Entrance (Home of Leila Mendez)
October 20th and 21st
12 PM to 8 PM
PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) & Architecture for Humanity

Brief Description:
After a decade of struggle, the residents of Pilsen succeeded this year to shut down the communities biggest polluter, the Fisk coal fired power plant on Cermak Ave. Now residents can move from what they oppose to what the want to see for the future. After months of gathering community feedback, PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) and Architecture for Humanity have teamed up and produced a 84 page schematic design booklet, illustrating in drawings and maps, Pilsen residents dreams for the transformation of the Fisk site. Blowups of these images will be on display at the home of PERRO founding member Leila Mendez. Come see how the Pilsen community is transforming its biggest environmental problem into one of its greatest community assets.