27th Ward Newsletter
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Q & A With Dr. Allison Arwady
Chicago Department of Public Health
Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs
Wednesday, 4/29 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses
Presented by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
These are unprecedented times and managing a small businesses has never been more challenging. As an entrepreneur during the COVID-19 crisis, the decisions you make today may determine the future viability of your business tomorrow. At “Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses,” CLC equitable development and small business attorney, Akele Parnell, will provide important information about resources available for small businesses struggling to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including federal, state and local relief programs, legal aid and technical assistance.
To register for the 4/29 Webinar: Register by visiting  www.chicago.gov/businessworkshops
Explore Intuitive and Outsider Art from home with Intuit
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
What is Intuit?
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art  is one of the premier museums in the world dedicated to presenting outsider and self-taught art, defined as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who are instead motivated by their unique personal visions. The museum’s mission—celebrating the power of outsider art—is grounded in the ethos that the instinct to create is universal and the arts must embrace, represent and be accessible to all, regardless of education level or socioeconomic status. Founded in 1991, the museum’s exhibitions, collection (including the  Henry Darger Room Collection ), and archival resources are world-renowned, and its teacher and student education programs have won numerous awards. Each year, the museum’s exhibitions, events, programs, website, and social media reach an audience of more than 200,000 art enthusiasts, teachers, and students.

Check out Intuit’s Digital Resources!
Intuit’s new blog,  Get Intuit , is a one stop shop for intuitive and outsider art educational resources. Over the years, Intuit has developed teacher curriculum that is being transitioned to the blog in a way that is more easily accessible for learning outside the classroom. Click  here  to view Get Intuit now and start exploring!

Looking for more? Check out the  Henry Darger Resource Kit  for educators to find activities and information for newcomers to the world of outsider art. Biweekly, Intuit will be hosting their free drop-in art making series,  Art After Work  online via Zoom. Drop-in at the next event for inspiration to create your next (or first!) piece of homemade art!
Follow Intuit on  Facebook  and  Instagram  for content focused on sharing artwork and stories of self-taught and outsider artists. Intuit aims to be a place of respite during this time of incredible hardship.
A Message From Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.

I hope everyone is staying safe and that you are checking on loved ones especially seniors from a distance. We are abiding by the stay at home rule, so our offices will remain closed until further notice.

We are working from home and will continue to send you updates & resources that pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic through social media & email.

For city services call 311 or email us at:    wburnett@cityofchicago.org  

We will be responding to all voicemail messages, emails and following up on 311 inquiries.
Thank you and stay safe.


Walter Burnett, Jr.
Alderman & Committeeman
27th Ward