As part of the "Weed and Seed" program, IU Northwest will host this month's "Conversations" on Tuesday, October 25th at 4:00 p.m. on the second floor of the IU Northwest library. This month's meeting will feature Dr. Edward Williams, who will speak about the Resorts Casino in East Chicago, and Dr. Earl Jones, who will discuss his project concerning the historical revitalization of the Midtown district of Gary. The meeting is open to the public.
The monthly meetings are part of the Weed and Seed program, a designation recently aquired by the Glen Park neighborhood. This designation allows government agencies to apply for federal funds that will be used to restore, revitalize and reconnect the Glen Park district and create new opportunities for those who work and live in it. The meetings are used as a way to allow members of the community to learn about different businesses, services and people that impact Gary in positive ways.
This month's speakers are well known in the community and will provide interesting and useful information for those who attend. Dr. Williams is a retired East Chicago school administrator who now serves as the director of community and governmental affairs for Resorts Casino. He will provide information about the casino, what it has to offer its' guests, and its role in the community.
Dr. Earl Jones, professor of minority studies at IU Northwest, will discuss plans that his committee is working on to create a historic community in the Midtown section of Gary.
If you would like more information, please contact Garrett Cope, moderator of the meetings, at 219-980-6554.