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The Black Snake Tour of Aurora: Petrocapitalism & Resistance

We put together a people’s tour of petrocapitalism and resistance in Aurora, IL as part of a larger collaboration on activating knowledges and memory to unsettle the mechanisms of a global suburb. Sites visted included an El Jardin Community Garden, an Embridge...

Hexagons for Peace coming soon to the Vacant Window Project

Create a piece of art for peace. That’s what teacher Sue-z Bruno is asking community members to do. Bruno, who teaches at Gates Elementary School in Aurora, also heads up PeaceJam, an international non-profit organization that has 13 Nobel Peace Prize Winners who...

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Miss Fannie is SHARE 2016 Woman of Power

Miss Fannie’s Annual Yard Sale is a popular tradition on the lawn of Mutual Ground in Aurora. A day of great deals to support a much-needed local organization. But who is Miss Fannie? Miss Fannie is Fannie Morrison, a woman who shows...

Teresa Fiehn is an Aurora artist whose coffee will debut at Alley Art Festival.

Modest Coffee Collaborates with Aurora Artist on New Roast

Teresa Fiehn is a local artist who is about to have her own coffee. The Modest Coffee team is working with Fiehn, of Aurora, on a collaborative series called “The Artist.” The idea behind the series is collaboration between artist and artisan.   “We...

Blues Mural is Second to What?

I have nothing against Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (complete lie — it’s not real food), but I’m not sure what it has to do with Aurora. Oh, wait. We do have a Kraft plant here. Never mind. A box of mac ‘n...

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