What happens when we do not learn from the past?
Theresa Mah spent the first part of her career studying history, but now she is on the cusp of making it. Mah will be running unopposed in this November’s general election to represent the 2nd District—which includes Chinatown, Bridgeport, and Pilsen—in the Illinois House of Representatives. If she wins, she will be the first-ever Asian American legislator in the Illinois General Assembly. In this interview, the McKinley Park resident shares her thoughts about where she has been and where she is headed.
“Kelly has a long history of catering to the needs of new immigrant students.” Dongyu Bao
“I think that home is wherever I am and wherever I’m doing stuff and wherever I’m engrained in at the moment,”
“This is a fair representation of what I think Chicago youth are really all about,” Miller added. “[So often] we’re in the negative press, but when you sit and you look at what can happen when you are allowed to express yourself and you are given a medium on which to do that, the things that can come out of it are so phenomenal.”
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornton Sr., arms folded like cross-stitches across their laps, stare forward on page 98 of Life magazine’s September 24, 1956 issue. Photojournalist and writer Gordon Parks photographed the elderly black couple while on assignment in Mobile, Alabama, where he spent several weeks photographing the four-generation family to document life in the segregated south.
Last April, British poet Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson traveled almost four thousand miles to meet her students at TEAM Englewood Academy in person for the first time.
“With glassblowing, you develop a certain level of bond because of the danger inherent and the level of communication it requires.You’re never working with just one person.”