The Battle for the Bid: One Year Later
On October 2, 2009, Chicago lost its bid to produce and host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Now, one year later, the story of the battle for the bid will help frame the relevant issues unfolding in Chicago as we prepare to pick our next mayor.
Join us at Experimental Station Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm, when three of the lead organizers for No Games Chicago—Tom Tresser, Bob Quellos and Martin Macias, Jr—will tell their stories of what happened and will reflect on the lessons they learned. The audience will be invited to comment and ask questions. The intent is to engage in a conversation about what larger lessons we can take from this battle for the bid and how that might inform the activist and political landscapes.