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01:00:37:00   Anarchists Time Lapse Store Front.

01:00:53:00   Interview with Anarchist at Store Front
              I: Tell me about what, uh, your part in this is?
              A: Sure, um, I've been organizing the committee organizing
              core section and,
01:01:00:00   uh, to do that we've recruited a large number of volunteer facilitators and
              put together, uh, a participant work book that will be used during the
              I: Cool, uh, what is the, what is the, first, what is the workbook?
              A: Sure, um, what we've done is actually take a lot of activities that people
              do in workshops, um, small group activities and put them all in a single,
              uh, workbook so we don't have to go day by day handing out sheets of
              paper wasting time during our sessions. It also includes lots of information
              about what's going on the agenda, uh, what some of the games we use to
              open, who our presenters are as facilitators and also who are, uh, resource
              people that are coming in from out of town are, so it includes in addition
              to that we also have some articles on the organizing that are resource
              people did and those are included in the packet as well.
              I: Okay, from what I understand you are one of the most organized
              A: Well we're the community organizing section, we're supposed to be
              organized, if we weren't organized then I guess we weren‟t doing our jobs.
              But, um, I mean the other sections will do well, y'know, in their own way.
              I think it's going to be good
01:02:00:00   it's just that different sections will have different takes on how to, get
              prepared for it.
              I: So, uh, what is lacking in, like, the other conventions which brought you
              to have your own? Kind of...
              A: Uh, you mean the Democratic National Convention.
              I: Yeah.
              A: Sure, well...I think, uh, most of the people recognize that, that the
              Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention,
              the Olympics and even some of the other political conventions happening
              in Chicago don't necessarily um, address the fundamental issues at stake in
              in our society or as people that, um, some of the stuff that we want to
              address is how to build a, a movement, a strong revolutionary movement,
              how to use organizing techniques, community organizing techniques,
              either to build a movement or in neighborhoods and also how to use
              collectives, co-operatives and alternative economics to uh form the basis,
              the foundation for a new society. So, no one else is really addressing that.
              I mean a lot of the things that we talk about are counter to what a lot of
              people in the Democratic National Convention, the delegates, believe that
              should be happening. Um, we are very in favor of rem…

01:03:00:00   y‟know reducing removing capitalism and replacing it with a co-operative
              system. And doing it now instead of waiting for some mythical future,
              revolutionary society, that we can begin doing the work of revolution now
              and what this conference is is to get together as a chance to start talking
              about that um at a very serious level with a lot of anti-authoritarians,
              anarchists, and other activists.
              I: So there are a lot of people like (mumble) coming in from all over ?
              A: Oh there's people coming from all over the United States, and Canada,
              and probably a few from farther places than that. So, we're expecting a
              really large number of people.
              I: Great. So, um...[Undecipherable, loud car noise].
              A: I mean, always, always the discussions are important and I think as
              long as there is a dialogue happening in the Democratic National
              Convention that's when it's positive. It's when you get hard rigid platforms
              that can't be changed, when there's individuals
01:04:00:00   that stand in the place of groups being able to decide for themselves what
              the issues are and what the resolutions of those issues should be that's
              when you have a problem. I think the Democrats, y'know, are just a
              different side of the coin from the Republicans. That they represent a
              certain y'know, conservative liberalism that doesn't want to change much
              beyond the status quo. And that the Republicans also demonstrate a
              similar, um, type of ethic. And we are really going at it with a, with a, a,
              with a.. we're trying to get at a basis for what the problems are and try to
              come up with solutions that address those. So, issues of oppression , um,
              issues of capitalism, y'know, other forms of domination. We want to see if
              we can address those on a community level, uh, a community of affinity or
              a geographical community. If we can build a movement that connects
              different struggles even if we don't agree with each other a hundred
              percent we're all apart of the same movement, and we should act like that,
              and that we should be at a form that dual power, power for ourselves and
              power against...[Undecipherable, loud car noise].
01:05:00:00   I: [Undecipherable, loud car noise].
              A: Right...Monster truck...um, to do, to use the philosophy of dual power,
              where we're building up our own power by forming our own housing co-
              ops and alternative institutions. But also fighting the dominant structure,
              y'know, the hierarchical power that says that we have to conform to a
              certain society and act within that certain society.
              I: So, uh, there's going to be a lot of things going on here and a lot of
              energy, but how do, how do you think, um..., it will effect people from the
              outside, I mean the media is...
              A: Right.
              I: Carrying the Democratic National Convention and it's like a big hoopla.
              A: Right, well what we hope to get out of this is a lot of good trained
              activists on a similar page, y'know, that these are a lot of people that, that
              work in the same networks and the idea is that maybe we can come
              together and do a better job of communicating with each other and sharing

              information or resources to create a stronger movement or to build a
              stronger movement. And in that sense I think the act of resistance
01:06:00:00   is going to be extremely positive. That there will be a ripple effect beyond
              the five hundred or a thousand people that come to our event. That those
              people will take the skills and knowledge that they learned and share it
              back where they came from, the communities they participate in.
              I: Um, so also you're going to have some fun right? I mean at the DNC…
              A: Right.
              I: ...they have fun.
              A: Yeah, right, codified fun.
              I: I mean…
              A: Oh yeah, I mean, any movement that doesn‟t recognize a social aspect
              and cultural aspect to it is not going to be successful. And I think we, we
              recognize that as well, as individuals, and as groups and as part of a
              movement. That, we have, uh bike rides and, uh, film and video showings,
              dance parties, um, informal get togethers, music, y know that's like,like
              that's like happening right now. And that forms, y'know, the real work of
              the act of
              resistance is not in the meetings themselves but in the interactions of the
              people outside of those structured environments. That the relationships
              that people build within those environments will create y‟know the future
              society that we really hope for.
01:07:00:00   I: You're going to have the parade on the...[Undecipherable, loud car
              A: Right. Those, those are some of the events I think during the
              Democratic National Convention that as the Autonomous Zone or the act
              of resistance, we're not sponsoring any demonstrations, that we're we‟re
              participating in a puppet parade on the 29th that's going to be incredible.
              Um, a number of talented people in Chicago and across the country,
              including Wise Fools, Puppet Intervention Theatre, um, has prepared an
              enormous puppet show with huge twenty foot puppets and some of the
              other artwork done at the Propaganda Gallery and the Festival of the
              Oppressed is just going to showcase the deep level of, uh, culture y know
              that is involved in the anarchist and the associated movements.
              I: Uh I lost my train of thought…Cool, um, okay you're not, you're not
              doing any, like, uh, protests, right, uh...
              A: Right.
              I: You're not going to any marches. Do you have anything to say about
              that, that ah, sectioned off protest system?
              A: Right, the protest pit system,
01:08:00:00   and then the, uh, major legal victory to actually have another mini protest
              pit next to the delegates, with like twenty individuals a day or per
              demonstration. I mean, that's like, y‟know taking free speech and saying,
              "Yeah, free speech but only when I say it's okay and in this format." I
              mean they, uh, they used, uh, security concerns and all that kind of stuff

              and I think you'll see that more and more as...[Undecipherable, loud car
              I: Can you say that again.
              A: Sure. I think you'll see security, the question of security used more and
              more to tighten down on people's free speech. That, y'know, uh, at, a lot of
              the previous conventions there hasn't been violence but the people use the
              threat of violence or terrorism and such to, um, to prevent people from
              expressing their beliefs. And even although, y'know, I think there's a
              certain sense, at least by myself, that a lot of the protest people have
              planned anyway aren't necessarily as challenging as they could be. That
              people are going out there to just showcase an idea. And I think at this
              point in time, the mid-nineties, going towards the, uh, next century that we
              have to do more than just showcase oppossitional ideas. We have to,
              number one,
              prove that our ideas can work,
01:09:00:00   but also that, that our protests present a real threat to the system, y'know.
              I: It seems sort of like a...[Undecipherable, loud car noise].
              A: Right.
              I: ...[Undecipherable, loud car noise].
              A: Right.
              I: ...[Undecipherable, loud car noise]...and do you feel Chicago has any,
              uh, sense of, uh, ...[Undecipherable, loud car noise].
              A: Right.
              I: ...do you think it's still there?
              A: I mean, I think a lot of people are gonna be playing up the 1968 events
              and, uh, and I...and I don't think it's out of the out of the case to think that
              a lot of stuff like that won't happen. I mean, you can't keep protest at such
              a limiting manner and not expect something else to happen and I don't
              think that's something we're going to be responsible for but I think just
              people being angry about issues is going to create, um, that the city hasn't
              planned for that. And that somehow those things find ways of expression
              that the city's just not ready for.
              I: So, what are your best hopes? I mean, uh, community wise, and
01:10:00:00   information wise,,, and uh...
              A: Sure.
              I: ...and things just coming together. What do you think , uh...
              A: Well hopefully there will continuing projects. That this isn't just a one-
              time conference talking about these issues. But that we also continue the
              discussions and develop some projects or organizations or what not, that
              will continue these discussions. So, collectives and Co-op's and alternative
              economics or maybe some organizations or projects that will get
              developed that will that will increase the number of cooperatives that are
              developed in this country. That you, that the word cooperation becomes a
              household word and that these people are in one way to start that
              happening. That at community organizing we are going to be talking about
              people getting involved in their neighborhoods, but also in their projects

              and do more organizing and increasing the capacity of people around them
              to effect change. Um, and I think that's going to have long term effects.
              And building revolutionary movements is going to, y'know, connect us
              with the other radical movements that are out there and give us a strategy
              for relating to them and, y'know, a way to cohesively come together on
              issues of importance across the country. So I think that this is a really
01:11:00:00   good place for these
              discussions to happen. It‟s a good time to bring it up with the convention
              and the election year coming up. But that I expect large anarchists or
              activists and events like this to happen more and more in the future and
              not just have, um, primarily social events, but social events with a
              purpose, with a strategy set out.
              I: Alright Dan, I think that...

01:11:21:00   Anarchist Street and Store Front. Trucks and cars goes by the store

01:12:00:00   Anarchist Street and Store Front. Continues

01:12:15:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

01:13:00:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

01:14:00:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

01:15:00:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

01:16:00:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

01:17:00:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

01:17:24:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.Policemen on horses.

01:17:43:00   Weird Masked police character to parade.

01:18:00:00   Puppet Parade/Festival of the Oppressed.

                                                                              001-Scene B

01:18:48:00   Treeman and Gerrardo Walk to Camera.

01:19:00:00   Treeman and Gerrardo Walk to Camera.

01:19:08:00   S: Hi Treeman.
              T: Hi.
              S: If you don't mind just, just right over here. That'd be, that'd be fine.

              T: …..Unclear to what he says
              S: And you're welcome.
              T: Thank you, thank you very much.
              S: Just stay right there...

01:19:32:00   Reporter talks to Treeman.
              R1: Alright. Hi, where's your handout? Are you related to George
              T: Not now, never at all.
              R2: That's not Bill Plant is it?
              R1: [Laughs] Who are you guys with?
              C: Ah, an independent documentary.

1:20:00:00    Reporter talks to Treeman.

              R1: Alright. We gave Treeman a shot yesterday on the Six O' Clock news.
              R2: Who?
              R1: We put Treeman on last night.
              R2: Oh, did you. Did you recommend Ortho 101010?
              R1: Ha, nitrogen in the fall. Right?
              C: So was he pretty popular?
              R1: I don't know, I don't know. I'm not sure he's had such an impact yet.
              C: So whats gonna give him a big impact?
              R1: Not for me to judge. I can tell you if it happens though.[To someone off
              camera] Get me a shot of these guys too.
              C: And where are you from?
              R1: WBBN-TV. Here in Chicago.

1:21:00:00    Gerrardo talks to unidentified woman and camera.

              G: Right. OK
              W: [Undecipherable]...what's your name?
              G: Gerrardo. And here is my card
              W: Okay.
              G: And my number's 435-4548.
              W: Okay, so I'll be off tomorrow, I'm running out of town, but uh feel free
              to give me a call.
              G: Fantastic.
              W: Okay
              G: Alright. Thanks a lot. Appreciate it.
              [Undecipherable]...school. She works with uh, she's trying to get, ah, the
              truancy on homeless kids back into school. Which is fantastic cause, ah,
              cause right now there's a court case in where they're trying to get homeless
              children who move around a lot situated in one school or, like, a hassle free,
              a hassle free when they get into the school.

01:22:00:00   And what she's offering is, is fantastic. Saying that we want to work on
              getting homeless children in school and keep them in school. That's
              fantastic, so we served a dual purpose today. One, a connection with, with
              the public schools on trying to work with homeless children and, two,
              bothering Daley.
              W: Does he seem annoyed by you guys?
              G: Yeah, he seems bothered.
              W: What does he do...[Indecipherable]?
              G: Um, y'know, he...he gets red. I mean, he's always red so it's kinda of hard
              to tell when he's not. But, ah, but ah, he's just like "yeah, yeah," and tries to
              wave you, wave us off. But yesterday was particularily good cause we, we
              were asking the tough questions, y'know. If you're saying that there is a
              mixed income community in Cabrini Green and that's what you want,
              y'know, why not in your community. He didn't respond and he just started
              walking quicker and just like,y‟know "get out of my way" sort of thing. So,
              so once the
01:23:00:00   questions get tougher, y‟know he starts...he starts walking away quicker and
              security starts pushing and moving people out of the way. "Excuse me,
              excuse me," and Bam in the car and he's gone.
              C: But you got to speak to him yesterday right?
              G: Yeah, we got to talk to him for quite a bit. I mean, I think we got to walk
              with him for about a little bit more than a quarter of a block talking to him.

              Treeman confronted by security.
              C: What's wrong?
              S: Nothing

01:23:30:00   Treeman confronted by security.

              T: ...the mayor arrives.
              G: Yeah.
              C: What...what...what? What happened basically Treeman?
              T: What just now?
              C: Yeah.
              T: Oh, he just wanted me to stay where I'm at when the mayor arrives. I said
              fine, that's okay with me. I have no problem with that at all.

01:24:00:00   [Overheard anonymous conversation]

01:24:24:00   Treeman mission statement.

              T: My name is anonymous tree. I'm just the Treeman.
              I2: Very good.

01:25:00:00    [Muffled conversation]

              I2: What‟s the Treeman trying to say? What‟s with the whole outfit?
              T: The whole outfit is, is that the mayor cares more to spend 12.3 million
              dollars to beautify the city of Chicago for one week for the Democratic
              Convention than he does for affordable housing for the homeless. We
              realize they‟re spending money but they‟re not making it available in the
              areas that needs to be done to spend 12.3 million dollars for Randolph Street
              for flowers and trees could give housing and SRO‟s to people who really
              need it.
              You know there are only 5,500 shelter beds in the whole city of Chicago and
              there are about 20,000 people who are homeless every night that have no
              place to sleep and those that were sleeping under Wacker Drive are being
              swept up because of the Democratic
01:26:00:00   Convention.
              And they then are placed with no place to go and you know the SRO”s that
              are being tore down and not being renovated would make excellent rooms
              for people. I‟m homeless. I‟ve slept under lower Wacker Drive. I live in a
              shelter now because I am homeless. And so I‟m not just in this garb
              because I want to make an impression; I want the mayor to realize what‟s
              happening to homeless people in this city.
              I2: How did you get to be homeless?
              T: I got to be homeless because of medical reasons and economical reasons.
              The job that I had I was making $4.35 an hour and the job was phased out
              and that, and I just had no other job and I applied and I found hard to find
              work. And I‟m a veteran and even at the VA Hospital I had problems
              getting service from the Veteran‟s Administration but then it came through.
              And I have been just struggling as the best I can and when homeless people
              come up and said look we need a voice and we came up with the idea that if
              he loves trees more than he loves homeless people then maybe if I dressed
              up like a tree, he‟d understand.
01:27:00:00   I2: How long have you been homeless?
              T:Almost six months.
              I2: Where did you live before you were homeless?
              T: I am from Chicago. I was born and raised in here.
              I2: Yeah but where did you live in Chicago before you were homeless?
              T: On the south side.
              I2: Whereabouts?
              T: On 122nd and Parnell. In Rosalind.
              FI: What‟s your name?
              T: My name is Treeman.
              FI: Why did you decide not to show your face?
              T: The face is not important. The face and the name of the person under
              here is not important its what the symbol is and why I dress as a tree is
              because the mayor cares more for trees than he does for homeless people.
              So, I felt if I dress up like a tree maybe he would care about me.
              FI: Are you going to say something to him today?

              T: I say something to him everyday when I see him. Everywhere he goes,
              we go all through the convention. Everywhere that the mayor will go the
              Treeman will be there.
              FI: What about after the convention?
              T: The convention, the same thing. We are not going to stop the issue
              because of the convention. We are just letting people know that what he
              spent for the convention could have helped a lot of homeless people and the
              people who are formally homeless that have jobs but they‟re not making a
              living wage
01:28:00:00   enough to live off on.
              FI: What is your homeless experience?
              T: My homeless experience? I‟ve been homeless about six months. I lost a
              job that I worked for in a factory that I was making $4.25 an hour and the
              factory shut down because it had no contract and I had nowhere else to go. I
              couldn‟t afford an apartment.
              FI: And now?
              T: And now, I live in a shelter and I am speaking out for other homeless
              people who ask for a representative.
              P1: What does your sign say there?

              Treeman shows his sign to the camera

              I2: Do you think your message will reach the delegates who are coming into
              town this week?
              T: Oh I think so we have already had delegates that have called the
              coalition and heard about it and would like to be a part of one of our tours
              that we are giving on Monday and yes we‟ve had delegates from Texas and
              from Nebraska call and say that they want to know about it because they
              heard about it.
01:29:00:00   They‟re concerned; they may be from other states but their concerned also
              with issues.
              I2: What‟s the tour about?
              T: ….People should that are coming here to Chicago should see the real
              Chicago and they should see what‟s going on with homeless people in the
              projects, and what‟s going on in the south loop area and buildings that are
              being tore down that could have been saved to make homes for people and
              the areas that where people live and where they have to live because they
              have no other place…and if they go on a regular tour, Grey Lines is not
              going to show them that.. but we are going to show them the real Chicago,
              the Chicago that should be told it should not covered up just because, It‟s
              the Democrat Convention coming to Chicago.
              I2: These plants that your wearing where did you get them?
              T: Where did we get these?
              I2: Yeah. Where did you get the plants?
              T: We made this costume, it‟s an original costume we bought and made.
              I2: Where did you get the plants? Were they donated by a florist or what?
              T: No!

              Spectator1: They are plastic.
              T: They‟re plastic.
              I2: Purchased
01:30:00:00   at a dollar store.

                                                                            001-Scene C

01:30:05:00   Daley in school shakes hands with students.

01:31:00:00   Daley in school shakes hands with students.

01:31:02:00   Mayor Daley at Washington Irving School.

              PRINCIPAL: Good morning Mayor Daley, Mr. Chico, Mr. Bell, Mrs. St.
              James, parents, students, and guests. I'm Madelyn Maraldy, principal of
              Washington Irving school and I'm pleased to welcome you to our school
              where on Dec. 12, 1988 the Chicago school reform bill was signed into law.
              This Legislation was...(Applause) (Loud)

01:31:24:00   Mayor Daley at Washington Irving School.

              DALEY: [Clapping]Thank you very much Marilyn for the outstanding
              dedication you have provided for the children here at Washington Irving
              Elementary school and also your dedication to your profession as a teacher,
              uh, you have become a role model here as a commitment to excellence here
              at the school and a commitment throughout the entire system. I would like
              to recognize the chairman of Chicago Public School Board, Harry Chico,
              Paul Vallas the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Prince St. James, who is
              the chief operating...chief education officer.
01:32:00:00   Alderman Madelyn Haycock who is with us as well as Alderman Pat
              OConner who is the chairman of the education committee. The future of our
              city depends upon our public schools. And the future of every child here, in
              this city, depends upon their education. Of all the issues that I've ever dealt
              with this is a major issue, and the other issues are important, but this is the
              issue I believe in this city and I hope it becomes the issue in this country
              because when we talk about housing we talk about jobs, we talk about
              crime, we talk about all the problems within families, all the problems in the
              communities education is the key. We talk about hopelessness, we talk
              about despair, we talk about violence, and, unfortunately, it really gets
              around, uh, the lack of
              education of children of another generation
01:33:00:00   and another generation. So, I firmly believe of all the things I could to do as
              Mayor, and I want to do a lot of things, this is the key. This is the issue that
              will depend upon the success not only on this school, but the children here,
              of every school both elementary and high school in the preparation for every
              child of education here in the city. So I firmly believe that Chicago is

              leading the way in education reform. As president of the US congress of
              mayors, most mayors never ever talk about education. It was not our
              responsibility. It was not our priority. And so, as mayor, as I stood here as
              mayor it wasn't my priority, it wasn't my responsibility, then what are you
              doing as mayor. And that's my quote, "Why not?" Because uh if you don't
              take that responsibility, if you don't take that accountability of decision-
              making you can't lie within somebody else if you want to be the mayor
01:34:00:00   of a city. And so now, for the first time in the US conference of mayors
              education has been placed on the agenda. My three priorities as president of
              the US conference of mayors was: first, is education, second is drugs, and
              third is jobs. Education is number one. And so in Chicago I think we've
              taken a bold step of basically in placing all our children first and foremost in
              the eyes of the city in the eyes of this country. We have cut waste, which
              happens any place. And in fraud and corruption, raising our standards,
              rebuilding schools. And of course cracking down on school violence in and
              around schools. As we look at the opening, which is a exciting opening of
              the new year in two weeks, I think this should be most exciting day in
              Chicago. I know we the have convention coming, that's exciting. But for
              Chicago and it's children and families, the most exciting
              day will be in two weeks. Children
01:35:00:00   all over the city going back to school. In one of the...
01:35:04:00   DALEY: ...hired custodial staff at their local school. This program will
              target areas where parents need jobs and also to promote cleaner schools by
              using people who have a invested interest...
01:35:15:00   DALEY: ...And here's my chief executive of the school's, Lynn St. James,
              who has been an outstanding high school principal and was appointed chief
              education officer. They have done, the entire board and the management
              staff, have done an outstanding job, over the past year. They have worked
              out a long term plan, first of all, to balance the budget, far too long we
              would need a debate right now whether or not the schools are gonna open,
              parents be calling the principal, principals calling 39th St., 39th St. calling
              the Mayor's office, I‟ld be calling the union, the union calling the Mayor,
              and it would create real problems in the eyes of the public because, "Can't I
              send my child there." I mean what am I going to do to if they're on strike or
              if they don't open up on time. And each year that builds up.
01:36:00:00   Maybe that person's child...
01:36:02:00   DALEY: ...so four years with a work relationship with a union, a working
              relationship, not pointing fingers, sitting down going over the facts and
              figures to come to a labor agreement...
01:36:14:00   DALEY: ...they also provide, not only in the city I hope, in this nation is
              education. And we're going to stay on course and I firmly believe this will
              be another exciting year for the children of the Chicago Public School
              System as well as parents. Thank you very much[Clapping].
              CHICO: Mr. Mayor..., my name is Barry Chico and I have the, uh, the
              privilege of serving as the president of the Chicago school board...

01:36:46:00   CHICO:...of better results. But we need the support, the active
01:36:50:00   CHICO: ...of our children to do better in school. So, I...
01:36:55:00   US: ...we are going to be holding a number of events from now until that
              day just reminding everybody that that‟s when schools starts. And as Gary
              pointed out not half day but full day. When school starts we hit the ground
              running. We had an exciting and eventful year last year. But we have sss
              y‟know we have so many miles that we have to travel and that we have to
              travel together. I think we've made a lot of accomplishments and in many
              ways what we have done is...
01:37:19:00   US: ...And I think we're already seeing the results in test scores and in
              attendance and in enrollment and in...
01:37:25:00   US: ...parents have to get involved in their children's education...
01:37:30:00   US: ...if someone's trying to make ends meet it can be a real struggle in
              trying to survive in today's economy and at the same time trying to raise a
              family. Uh, it's ah...but...
01:37:40:00   US: ...one step fully implemented. But there is...
              R4: Per Year?
              US: Pardon me.
              R4: Per year?
              D: Per year, but they are extremely cost effective.
              R5: Mayor Daley, the children gave you some posters which made reference
              to the convention and, in that regard, while this event was taking place
              President Clinton was signing very controversial welfare
              reform legislation
01:38:00:00   in Washington and some democratic leaders here, including Congressman
              Bobby Rush, went public today to say that by doing that the President is
              risking disharmony at next week's convention because of how strongly some
              people feel against that legislation. Might there be a threat to party unity
              DALEY: I don't think so. First of all, ah, we've had a welfare system for a
              log time in this country. Monahan talked about it in 19...was it 1966, in the
              Monahan report and what I have said as the mayor there has to be flexibility
              for people on welfare to get off of welfare. And, here's an example, you will
              meet someone who's been on welfare and someone's going to give them a
              job, five, five or six hours a day, 7 or 8 dollars an hour. It's very difficult
              they can't do that.
              R5: Well they‟re on welfare
              DALEY: Well if you take the job you lose some of the benefits that he or
01:39:00:00   she or their child needs. And so, what has happened it‟s gone on for thirty or
              forty years. There has to be some changes. I think everybody is cognizant
              that you don't want to harm children, you don't want to harm the disabled,
              the sick, or people who need it. But I think there has to be some change.
              And so, we decided, say if nothing went through, we'd be talking for another
              thirty years. And so, my belief in signing that legislation, it's only one step
              forward, you have to evaluate that legislation the same thing like school

              reform, you have to constantly re-evaluate. But President Clinton is not here
              for punishment for the bill on welfare. But I firmly believe that 99.9% of the
              people want to get off of welfare. But there's some stumbling
              blocks there. First of all there's insurance. Secondly there's early child
              education or basically
01:40:00:00   helping they're child at earlier ages or as a baby or as a one or two-year old.
              How can they get a job as with that two children at home. Daycare, and so,
              there is a number of things that I believe that can have a common sense
              approaches to the problems. Common sense. And I believe its cost effective
              for everybody involved. And so...nothing is perfect, but I'll tell you one
              thing if they don't step forward to welfare reform we'll be talking about it for
              the next forty years. And I...I...I know President Clinton. I know he's going
              to evaluate this legislation. There's a lot of people concerned about it a lot of
              bureaucracies concerned about it, everybody is worried about it. The
              bureaucracy. A lot of people are worried about it in Washington D.C. about
              their jobs, service providers. Everybody is worried about it. But I firmly
              believe that 99.9% of the people, first of all, want a job, they want to get off
              welfare and they want a home.
01:41:00:00   and we saw that the other day at Henry Horner. Those people dealing with
              housing, alternative housing, compared to the high-rise. But the second issue
              is a job, and I believe we have to be much more flexible on this, much more
              flexible for that.
              R6: Is it very important Mr. Mayor, at this point that this issue not be
              allowed to interfere with party unity?
              DALEY: Well, I would say to all of them , uh, that what Bill Clinton has
              provided just in this week, the minimum wage, the health care reform, the
              signing of the Welfare reform, and other things, more police on the streets,
              more role in dealing with education, much more flexibility from with
              department of education, allowing the creativity in schools to perform
              easier, get the money to them in a much easier way so we can spend it, and
              get it out to produce a product so the children are better educated. But I
              think everybodyhas different issues that effect them. But when it comes to
01:42:00:00   Clinton, are you going to support President Clinton or are you going to
              support Bob Dole. That's the issue right there.
              R7: Mr. Mayor, what is the issue..(Unclear Question)
01:42:07:00   DALEY:...and, and so far we need flexibility in that and as Paul just
              pointed out that's what you have to get to.
              R8: Mr. Mayor you're, you're going to speak Monday...
              DALEY: Yes.
              R8: ...you have a bill to speak Monday and apparently a video, uh, will be
              played that which your Mom is going to speak at least briefly and she's,
              uh, going to be in awe. Um, can I ask, and I feel she's going to gather, her
              all twenty of her grandchildren or her great-grandchildren and all seven
              kids will all be there. Perhaps, how do you feel going into the first night of
              the convention?

              DALEY: I think..., I'm very excited. I'm very proud about, uh..., Chicago
              and, uh, this is a very exciting time to host the President, and the Vice-
              president, and national leaders respectively in the party, and the delegates.
              And, uh, this to me is, uh, a great time for Chicago.
              R8: Is it going to be a milestone for the
01:43:00:00    family? As your Mom's first, ah...,
              DALEY: Well, you separate politics from family in a sense that, y'know,
              in a sense that this is important but I think our family is important. You
              have family things that go on in your family that is the essence of families.
              Uh, My job is, outside, in a sense outside my family it it it... so that your
              family values and what you receive is strictly within the family, within
              your religion. So to me this is an important milestone. My Mother's
              living, she's up in age, and my 3 brothers and 3 sisters are here with their
              children,grandchildren, her grandchildren.
              R8: She, She rarely appears in public doesn't, but she...
              DALEY: Right, Yes. She doesn't. And She, uh, is careful about appearing
              in public. Crowds and things like that...but she's uh excited about, she‟s
              excited about coming to this convention especially with President
              Clinton's administration, and
01:44:00:00   Vice President Al Gore and Hilary and uh the gore's are going to be in
              town so….
              R8: What are you going to be speaking about Mr. Mayor?
              DALEY: Well that would be ah...[Laughter]. Gosh, we can't release
              everything. It's a welcome speech and also ah you'll see.
              R8: Do you feel like comparisons to your Dad? He did that same speech in
              '68, Welcoming right?
              DALEY : Right, well every Mayor does that. the Mayor of New York,
              Mayor Dinkins did that. Ah, Ah, y'know, Mayor Young did it in Atlanta. I
              mean all Mayors. That's part of protocol in hosting a convention. So, we
              all do that. Mayor Susan Golden did that in San Diego, so that's all part of
              R8: You don't feel any historical...
              Daley: NO
              R8: somebody looking over your shoulder,
              DALEY: No I don't.
              R7: My understanding is that firefighters will be protesting right outside
              the DNC. What kind of a message does that send..
              DALEY: They have a right to. Anybody has a right to protest
01:45:00:00    about any issue that concerns them and that concerns their organization.
              There's nothing wrong with that.
              R9: Mayor Daley, in relation to the wonderful pictures that's we've seen all
              over the[inaudible, baby noises]... have businesses along Madison St. and
              along other[inaudible, baby noises]... to spruce up or to beautify...
              DALEY: Oh yeah. I've been...All over the city I've been kicking butt in
              other words[Laughter]. I think, y'know, I think...I have you better believe
              it. Y'know property owners, they have a right if they live next door to you,

              they should clean their properties if they're going to live in the suburbs or
              live on Lake Shore Drive. You better believe it, if they have a truck
              company, if they have a factory, you better believe they have a right, they
              should clean it up. Up along Lake street, Madison street, Monroe street,
              Cicero, Pulaski, Halsted, Western, Ashland, 63rd, 79th, Irving. You better
              believe it.
              R6: ...lately city officials have been implying is that inspectors are going
              to swoop in and shut them down if they don't they are
              DALEY: No. For one thing I have a landscape ordinance. Their home is
              landscape why can't their business
01:46:00:00   be landscaped in the community city of Chicago?[Clapping] You Better
              Believe it. I asked them to put up instead of a...a...a wire fence, I asked
              them to put up a rod iron fence. That's for me, the Mayor. I‟ll send any
              property owner that letter that owns a business in Chicago. To clean up
              Chicago and to make Chicago more of a quality of life issue for children
              walking by.
              R8:... some of them,..., there's something almost illegal about...
              DALEY: I asked them to take a broom and go out there and clean up when
              the children are walking by. You better believe it. So they should clean up
              their own property. They should clean up, they should hire some children
              in the community, they should hire the Christian industrial league, some
              homeless people to clean their property...[Clapping] I asked them to clean
              up the front of their street, I asked them to clean up the alley. You're right.
              I'll take the blame for that and I'll take the responsibility for it.
              R9: Sir, this morning Al Sharpton made allegations that the cities trying to
              disguise their existing poverty. Any comments?
              DALEY: No, well we know, you can go two blocks to the...you can go
              right to Henry Horner's and there's poverty there. Yes there is.
01:47:00:00   But we're not just looking at, I don't write books about it, I don't ask for
              more studies about it, we're doing something about it. We're building
              homes, yet the other day we announced a job training program for men
              and women who live there to get into the unions, to become construction
              people and not just for the period in building that home but for their lives.
              And that's the other thing we have to do is not just looking at it and
              writing books and giving speeches. uh you can talk to Ernest Gates,
              Mauve Brown from Henry Horner, all of them. They're out actively doing
              it You can look at the whole west side, it's changed and we're going to
              change it.
              R8: Well, after the convention, uh, will the sweep continue to carry out to
              beautify the West bank.
              DALEY: Oh, we have a snap district that...all these things were done prior
              to the convention, none of these things were done for the convention.
              Henry Horner has been discussed for 25 years in this city, the snap district
              was put in effect for three years, the Michael James Jordan ah, ah....

01:47:55:00   Pan from Roosevelt Station to surrounding buildings.

01:48:00:00   Pan from Roosevelt Station to surrounding buildings.

01:48:30:00   Neighborhood Houses.

01:48:40:00   South Loop Building pan to neighborhood homes

01:49:00:00   Neighborhood Houses.

01:49:13:00   Pan Roosevelt Road.

01:49:48:00   Porch in South Loop.

01:50:00:00   Porch in South Loop.

01:50:04:00   Roosevelt Road Sign.

01:50:17:00   Porches in South Loop

01:50:31:00   Sidewalk of Neighbor hood street

01:50:45:00   Graffiti under Bridges.

01:51:00:00   Graffiti under Bridges bad neighborhood.

01:51:06:00   More Graffiti under bridges – 2 shots

01:51:44:00   Truck under bridge

01:52:00:00   Truck under bridge continues.

01:52:03:00   Skyline Park Lofts sign / under construction

01:52:14:00   Homeless men with shopping carts walk by townhouse construct.

01:53:00:00   Homeless men with shopping carts walk by townhouse construct.

01:54:00:00   Homeless men with shopping carts.

01:55:00:00   Homeless men with shopping carts. Pan to luxury townhouses

01:55:42:00   Grant park Beautification.Stairs to statue
01:55:55:00   Park Worker doing work in park

01:56:00:00   Park Worker doing work in park

01:56:08:00   Park worker from a distance doing work in Park around the steps to

01:56:35:00   More workmen at the park working

01:57:00:00   More workmen at the park working dolly out to statue

01:57:29:00   LS of Workman working in park by tree

01:57:33:00   Grant Park statue horse legs

01:57:39:00   wide shot overlooking grant park with buildings

01:57:59:00   Tape Ends.

                                 First Ten Minutes

02:40:00      Treeman at the office shows sign which reads If I dress like a tree will you
              care about me? Zoom out to office activity.
02:58:00      JOHN: (talking to child at CCH headquarters.) What do you want,
              you want housing, you want a home? Is that what you want?
              KID: (back to John, shyly) Yea.
              JOHN: Yea, (unintelligible) What do you want?
              KID: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              KID: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?
              KID: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              KID: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?
              KID: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              KID: Now.
              JOHN: Lets go. (John and kid exit room and meet up with Treeman and
              others. They walk toward exit.)
02:01:40:00   TM: (to all in room.) Don‟t nobody bring their dog to pee on my leg
              either. (laughter from all in room) I can see, yea. We had a dress
              yesterday so we….(unintelligible)
02:02:02:00   (crowd outside CCH gathering to walk to Mayor Daley’s house. Treeman
              joins crowd some talking is heard but is unintelligible)
02:02:38:00   JOHN: (to crowd) And we want this community to remain a mixed
              income community. And we have been in conversations with the city
              administration, but they don‟t want to listen to our numbers. Now they are
              …it‟s true they are building 2 new SRO‟s in the south Loop, but they‟re
              willing to destroy the 1000
02:03:00:00   units of single room occupancy housing that already exists here, and they
              have not agreed to build any family housing, while the fastest growing
              population among the homeless is women with children. And so we‟re
              going this morning to visit the Mayor because he promised to meet with
              us, and has not done so, and we have to come to no agreement about what
              a mixed income community in the south Loop would look like. We‟re the
              south Loop campaign for development but not displacement. So we‟re
              gonna walk over to the Mayor‟s house
              have a little rally, tell him the Treeman is coming, and ah….then we‟ll
              come back and we‟ll have some breakfast. Okay?
              CROWD: (Muffled response of acknowledgement)
              JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing.

              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: So you guys are waitin‟
              CROWD: OH YEAH
              JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
02:04:00:00   JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?

02:04:06:00   (crowd walks toward Daley’s house)
              TM: If I dress like a tree will you care about me? (crowd joins)
              TM&CROWD: If I dress like a tree will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress like a tree will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress like a tree will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress like a tree will you care about me?
02:04:28:00   (crowd still walking)
               JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley, the Treeman is coming! (crowd joins in)
              CROWD: The treeman is coming!
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming!
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming!
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming!
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming!
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming!
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming!

              CROWD: The Treeman is coming
02:05:00:00   JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming!
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming
              (Police in squad cars arrive and order protestors onto sidewalk.)
              JOHN: (To crowd) What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing!
              JOHN: What do we want?
              CROWD: Housing!
              JOHN: We don‟t need flower pots.
              CROWD: We don‟t need flower pots.
              JOHN: We need homes.
              CROWD: We need homes.
              JOHN: We don‟t need flower pots.
              CROWD: We don‟t need flower pots.
              JOHN: We need homes.
              CROWD: We need homes.
              JOHN: We don‟t need flower pots.
              CROWD: We don‟t need flower pots.
              JOHN: We need homes.
              CROWD: We need homes.
02:05:40:00   JOHN: (walking on Mayor Daley’s block)…a tree.
              CROWD: Should I dress up like a tree?
              JOHN: For you to care about me?
              CROWD: For you to care about me?
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming.
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming.
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.
02:06:00:00   CROWD: The Treeman is coming.
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.

02:06:05:00   (crowd in front of Daley’s house)
02:06:10:00   JOHN: Everybody gather around behind the…. the Treeman there? Hey
              Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.

              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming.
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming.
              JOHN: Hey Mayor Daley.
              CROWD: Hey Mayor Daley.
              JOHN: The Treeman is coming.
              CROWD: The Treeman is coming.
              JOHN: What does the Treeman have to say today?
              (John puts bullhorn in front of Treeman)
              TM: If I dress up like a tree Mayor Daley, will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress up like a tree will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress up like a tree will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress up like a tree will you care about me?
              TM&CROWD: If I dress up like a tree will you care about me?
              JOHN: Well we brought the Treeman here this morning.
02:07:00:00   I don‟t know if you‟ve seen the Crains Chicago this week. They estimate
              180 million dollars for the convention to be spent. Mostly on
              beautification projects; flower pots and trees. And we‟re here today,
              homeless people dressed like trees because what we need is not flower
              pots, we need trees. And we are here to campaign just before the election
              and we finally met with the administration and came
              to no agreement about what this community should look like. Now if the
              Mayor proposes a mixed income community for Henry Horner Homes,
              Cabrini Green, tell him to put his money where his mouth is, in his own
              neighborhood. This community should be a mixed income
              community….excuse me…
02:08:00:00   (Police Lieutenant walks up to John)
              PL: I just want to tell you one thing, the noise level….(unintelligible)…
02:08:04:00   PL:….your going to have to tone it down.
              JOHN: I‟m going to tone it down a bit.
              PL: Tone it down a lot more than you are doing.
              JOHN: OK
              PL: Because you….(to crowd) you can gather in closer to him so you can
              JOHN: (whispering into bullhorn) well, what do you guys want?
              CROWD: (softer than before) Housing.
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?

              CROWD: Housing
              JOHN: When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now.
              JOHN: What do you want?
              CROWD: Housing
              JOHN: When do you want it?

02:08:23:00   CROWD: Open the door Richard, open the door (laughter)open the door
              Richard Open the door Richard why don‟t you open that door?
              JOHN: Treeman come on up here now. We are debuting, introducing the
              Treeman. Treeman why are you here this morning?
              TM: (to crowd) I‟m here because I‟m a homeless person, that lives in a
              shelter and, and it seems like the mayor cares more about 12.3 million
              dollars for trees and flowers for one week for the Democratic Convention
              and nothing for homeless people.
02:09:00:00   It isn‟t fair for people like myself and others that live in shelters, live
              under lower Wacker Dr. that we can‟t find an SRO to live in, we can‟t find
              a place to stay to be safe, but we can walk down Randolph and see plants
              and trees for $12.3 million dollars when it only takes less than 15,000
              dollars per room to renovate the St. James.
              CROWD: Yeah, Wooo….(clapping)
              JOHN: (to crowd) Have you ever seen a talking tree before? Amazing,
              I‟ve seen a talking horse you know, a talking cow, but here we have a
              talking tree.
              TM: And you will see a lot of me all this week and next week all over the
              convention, all over Chicago be ready Chicago, the Treeman is here.
              CROWD: Woooo!
              JOHN: Not only Chicago, but especially….
              TM: Especially Mayor Daley‟s neighborhood. I will be here Richard. I
              will be here…
              JOHN: Not just in the hood, but wherever the Mayor is.
              TM: Wherever the Mayor is all this week the Treeman will be there.
02:10:00:00   CROWD: WOOO!!
              JOHN: Let‟s have a hand for Treeman. Stay up here now Treeman
              you‟re the hit of the show.

                             Ten minutes missing here!

              A man: People in Chicago, Thank you
              Crowd: Whooo
              John: Housing for the needy!
              Crowd: Not for the greedy!
              John: Housing for the needy!
              Crowd: Not for the greedy!
              John: Housing for the needy!

              Crowd: Not for the greedy!
              John: Housing for the needy!
              Crowd: Not for the greedy!
              John: Housing for the needy!
              Crowd: Not for the greedy!
              John: Is he coming, The treeman is coming! This is Robin um… Robin
              Crowd: Whoo
02:10:45:00   RM: Good Morning, I am a single mother of three great boys. I was put
              out of CHA because of gang violence there is no space or affordable
              housing in the city of Chicago for a single mother who wants to keep her
              children out of gangs or away from drugs. I ask major Daley to do what
              you can to help me and women like me. I have two children that are with
              me, who are musicians, who are into singing, they are constantly
              performing. Matter of fact they were performing for the President next
              week. Now if I can keep the out of gangs and keep them safe I‟m sure you
              can find me some kind of affordable housing where I can maintain some
              kind of dignity and show them that everything is not bad about this city.
              Crowd: Cheer for Robin
02:11:30:00   John: Robin would you like to live in the south loop? Would you like to
              be Major Daley‟s neighbor? How does that song go Mr. Rogers‟s
              neighborhood? Won‟t you be, won‟t you be, and won‟t you be my
              John w/ crowd: Major Daley, won‟t you be, won‟t you be, and won‟t you
              be my neighbor? Won‟t you be, won‟t you be, won‟t you be my
              neighbor? What do you want?
              Crowd: housing!
              John: when do you want it?
              Crowd: Now!
02:12:00:00   John: Now we have Madeline Tilbin from acorn here. Madeline why
              don‟t you come on up here and lead us in a cheer and say a few words?
              Madeline: Un audible
              John: It‟s not just us, right, it‟s over 80,000 people in the city of Chicago
              will be homeless this year, you know. And we know that the Major has
              spent 12.3 million dollars just on flowerpots. And, if you read Cranes
              Chicago it says, “Primping Chicago has cost 180 million dollars. And
              they couldn‟t spend 2.9 million dollars to rehab the St. James, What is
              that? And their building town homes in the south loop that have seven
              bathrooms? Now the people at the St. James share a bathroom, 30 people
              on one floor have to share a bathroom, not even two blocks away their
              gonna have a home with seven bathrooms, that‟s obscene. That‟s wrong.
02:13:22:00   Crowd: Agrees…
              John: If the Major talks about a mixed income community what‟s wrong
              with having these role models living next to them. They don‟t want more,
              they just want some, you know? Some housing, right. And jobs that pay a
              living wage? Right

               Crowd: Yeah!
               John: Gatta pay the rent, right? Wanna pay the rent, wanna work, we
               need jobs that pay a living wage. We need housing in this community in
               the South Loop. So, now are you ready to really sing it out?
               Crowd: Yeah!
02:13:56:00      John: Open the door Richard! Open the door Richard! Open the door
               Richard? Richard why don‟t you open that door? Open the door Richard!
               Who wants to work?
               Crowd: Yeah!
               John: Who wants a job?
               Crowd: Yeah!
               John: Who wants housing?
               Crowd: Yeah!
               John: You want to live in the South Loop?
               Crowd: Yeah!
               John: Alright, Now we are going to ask Mark Jolene from StateWide
               Housing Action coalition- (cut to-)
               John: Here is Keith Keller from local 880, He‟s wondering off there he
               got up a little early this morning. There he is Keith Keller from Local 880
               SEIU service worker.
               (Sound low, camera sits on crowd)
02:14:46:00    KK: Thank you. (Inaudible) … campaign for the living wage, because if
               we don‟t have living wage jobs you can‟t get good homes and good
               apartments in the south loop next to Major Daley, hopefully. But, we are
               here today to say that labor supports you, we support you. You work with
               us on the living wage campaign… we would like to say, we need a living
               wage and living wage jobs to make sure we can live in the South Loop and
               we are calling on the Democrats to act like Democrats. Calling on the
               Major to act like the Democrats that they are, hopefully and actually
               support a living wage ordinance in Chicago that will make it available for
               people to get good jobs at 7.60. Thank you very much.
               Crowd: Yeah!
02:15:32:00     John: Now after the big protest in 1968 Major Richard J. Daley said, “
               Those protesters what trees did they plant?” Well we are going to plant a
               tree, were gonna set down our roots in the South Loop. Get ready major
               we are going to plant a tree in your neighborhood. You can take away our
               homes, you can take away our jobs, but you can‟t take away our roots.
               We are going to put down roots in the South Loop and that is the
               significance of the tree man. What do you say Treeman?
               TM: Treeman says Richard open the door, cause we are here.
               Crowd: Open the door Richard! Open the door Richard! Open the door
               Richard? Richard why don‟t you open that door? Open the door Richard!
               Open the door Richard! Open the door Richard? Richard why don‟t you
               open that door?
02:16:32:00   Crowd (RM with sign): Housing for the needy, not for the greedy! Housing
               for the needy, not for the greedy! Housing for the needy, not for the

              greedy! Housing for the needy, not for the greedy! Housing for the needy,
              not for the greedy! Housing for the needy, not for the greedy! Housing for
              the needy, not for the greedy! Housing for the needy, not for the greedy!
              Housing for the needy, not for the greedy!
              John: …next week okay. I just wanted to let Major Daley know that the
              Treeman is coming
              Crowd: Yeah!
              Treeman: Now, I told you I‟d be here. I‟m a man of my word are you a
              man of your word. You said you would meet with us, why haven‟t you
              met with us?
              (The crowd walks away from Daley‟s house)
              John: Open the door Richard, Open the door Richard… We‟ll be back;
              We‟ll be back, cont.
              Crowd: (as the walk away) We‟ll be back! We‟ll be back!
02:17:52:00   (Camera catches up to John and asks, “How‟s it going John?”
              John: I think it‟s going okay, huh? What do you think? I think we got
              their attention, and today was just to debut the Treeman. The Treeman
              will be following the Major where ever he is during the convention so his
              father said, “they don‟t plat trees”, referring to the protesters. This really
              isn‟t about protest, it‟s about housing for people who have to live on the
              streets, you know? This ain‟t about protest.
              Camera Kid: See you later
02:18:26:00    Group of protestors walking back to the projects: I want a JOB so I can

02:19:20:00   (members of CCH enter the office and talk about the protest.)
02:20:10:00   (John and others talk about protest)
              JOHN: I mean we had a package.
              JOHN: Tribune? Tribune was there?
              PREPPEY GUY: Well, a photographer, no reporter was there. But we‟ll
              probably get a photo out of it.
              JOHN: Well, I saw WGN was there.
              PG: Channel 7, 32.
              JOHN: Oh really?
              WOMAN: FOX was there, yeah….you saw 7?
              JOHN: Mark told me 7, 32, and 9.
              P.G.: Alright, so now we're…. Thinking
              JOHN: Getting ready , Wednesday, tomorrows Wednesday, 2 o'clock,
              we'll get together tomorrow at 2 to plan for Saturday.
              P.G.: Ed is driving Treeman around?
              JOHN: That is correct, yeah.
02:21:10:00   (various shots around interior of CCH)
02:21:39:00   (Gerrardo takes breakfast orders)

              ROBIN: inaudible
              GERRARDO: (spanish)
              ROBIN: That's it….(inaudible)….does that every day, on the radio, I'll be
              GERRARDO: Tony, Tony Antada
              WOMAN: (pointing to kid) He's going to have hotcakes.
              GERRARDO: Hotcakes.
02:22:25:00   CAMERAMAN: So tell me about what happened this morning.
              WOMAN: Let‟s hear from the young people. What do you all think?
              BOY: It was exciting.
              WOMAN: Exactly, next time your going to speak right?…you a little
              nervous this morning. Next time you going to speak to Mayor Daley. It‟s
              funny you can play but you can‟t talk long as he can get that saxophone
              and go, but not talk.
              ROBIN: He say‟s that‟s his voice, the saxophone is his voice.
              CM: Tell us what you‟ll be doing at the Democratic National Convention.
              BOY: They gonna (nail?), the Whitney high school band. We just going
              to sit there…I don‟t know how close we‟re gonna be to them what else we
              are going to do to him. We are going to play for him and the other people
              that are around there.
              CM: What would you like to tell President Clinton?
02:23:25:00   BOY: I want to tell him everything that is going on in Chicago cause I
              don‟t think he is too familiar with it all the way in Washington.
              CM: And what would you say?
              BOY: I would tell him about how Mayor Daley is treating the homeless
              and how he is putting plants before people and how they are clearing
              everybody from under um lower um Wacker Drive.
              CM: How do you feel about that?
              BOY: It‟s wrong.
              WOMAN: We are going to give him a contract, a youth contract there
              and hand to him that outlines the youth, the things that youth want.
              CM: What does it basically state?
              WOMAN: It talks about um job training, support system, there needs to
              be more money in the state budgets to support the homeless and it‟s um
              probably a counteract of the contract of all America that the republicans
02:24:25:00   together, but this one is actually a contract with America‟s youth , not a
              contract on America, like the one Republicans put together. So we are
              talking about um quality job training and welfare reform that supports the
              family not…not…transitional and permanent housing why we know
              transitional housing is not the answer. It‟s definitely a need until we have
              permanent housing educational opportunities (inaudible) that youth don‟t
              have, that talk about cutting out loans for youth and equal rights for
              immigrant youth…. That‟s kind the contents of the contract.

02:25:25:00   CM: What is the contract so how are you going about this whole
              process…how can you vote when you are homeless you don‟t have an
              address or anything?
              WOMAN: Well you don‟t have to have, they can use the address of
              where they are, a shelter or Wacker Drive or wherever they can use that
              address to register to vote and we…where we train some of the homeless
              people in their shelters and even in surrounding neighborhoods…around
              the different shelters so it‟s going to work.
              CM: How are you going to get the homeless to the polls in November?
              WOMAN: We have…that‟s tricky…because we have, because…we can
              encourage and get them out but we have to make sure that it does not
              appear that we are telling them how to vote. But turn out is very important
              not only with the homeless…because we wouldn‟t be struggling with this
              republican administration that we have if people in general had gone out
              and voted in the last election so nobody got out to vote, so we are
02:26:25:00   and saying that it is just as important to get people out to the polls to vote
              as it is to register…if they stay at home it‟s still not going to work so we
              encourage them as we register them, we talk about getting them out to the
              polls…we can send out flyers and we can talk about getting them out to
              the polls to actually vote and I think that things that we did this morning
              making sure the homeless understand and know the issues it wouldn‟t be
              as difficult to get them out and let them know they can indeed register to
              vote where they are and that political empowerment is just as important as
              any other empowerment effort that we are doing because that's all the
              politicians listen to, they don‟t have the care and understanding that we
              have to think about can this group vote me in or out of office,
02:27:22:00   ROBIN: (already speaking) school…walked in and the sheriffs
              department said who are you? I said this is my apartment and he said not
              anymore and he handed me some papers, ok, and I read the papers saying I
              had been evicted and stuff like this and I said, well, when do I go to court
              and nobody gave me the papers to go to court, oh they were given to
              somebody on the porch to give to you, I said but I thought you had to give
              me those papers. No we don‟t have to put those in your hands as long as
              we give them to someone on your floor to give to you and I never
              understood that because I was always told that eviction papers, you were
              always supposed to be served directly with them because you were
              supposed to sign for them and that never happened so I said look can I get
              just a few things packed to the side that I can take them somewhere with
              me…no you can‟t take this stuff to one of your neighbors houses because
              then they will get evicted for keeping your things in their house which I
              thought was asinine.
02:28:28:00   ROBIN: (already speaking) …Do what I had to do because I‟m the one
              that had to live there and I came in from school and they were grabbing all
              my stuff and I went into my bedroom to get my mother, my mother had,

              my mother passed away about nine years ago and she always wore this
              gold chain with a heart on it and it was on my shelf and I went in there to
              get it and it was gone and I think that upset me that that was missing more
              than anything else besides pictures I had of her and my dad because both
              of my parents have deceased and I think because, God, I if I couldn‟t get
              anything else I wanted that to go, I wanted to give that to Robert becaused
              he always liked it. She had always said to make sure Robert got it when
              he was four but Robert would get it when he went to college..anyway.
              CM: So tell me about this other part, now your homeless
02:29:28:00   ROBIN: Yes…so when…
              CM: Now what?
              ROBIN: …and you know it was so strange for the way they did mine
              because usually the set peoples stuff in the back of the building instead of
              setting my stuff in the back of the building they set my stuff out in front of
              Cottage Grove in the street, and than all the people who set my stuff out
              had a big sign that said 40414 which is the building we live in apartment
              509 so that everybody would know this was my stuff sitting out there and I
              guess she said I kept I made a lot of problems for them because everytime
              I saw something going on I would like ask questions about it and the
              janitor came back and said Robin I am going to have to tell you they
              treatin you like this because they want the other tenants to know that if
              you don‟t keep their mouths closed this is what will happen to you …and
              I thought, God, and a lot of times they came to me with things going on
02:30:25:00   because they knew I worked for Rural Crisis Intervention Network and I
              would call people and find out stuff like that and so I guess it‟s like he said
              I was made an example of so after they had set my stuff out I had asked
              one of the people outside one of the people to keep my stuff while I went
              to the school to get my son and I went to the school to get Robert and my
              nephew and I told them what was going on and they said ok and so they
              went and got my stuff and I took them to different people in the buildings
              CM: Now you‟re homeless, what did you do next?
              ROBIN: The first thing I did was call Rural Crisis Intervention, to let
              them know what was going on….in the next meeting … and his wife said
02:31:25:00   told me Robin just stay there we will get there as soon as we can um. One
              of the parents came over from the school and said Mrs. Adams, who is one
              of the SDR‟s who worked at the school and said Mrs. Adams to come here
              because she wants to talk to you and I said well I can‟t leave my stuff and
              she said girl just leave your stuff because she wants to talk to you so get
              over to the school . And I went in and Mrs. Adams takes me to the side
              and she says, Listen get what you can carry take it to my house my kids
              are waiting. She said there‟s uh, she had ah, she had ah three room
              apartment on the first floor her daughter had just moved out of and she
              said listen you guys can stay there until you get your feet on the ground
              …she said give me a little give me what you can give me and I don‟t mean
              to…you need to save you some money she said so and get what you can

              so we took what we could carry to her house and um, she got of work and
              came there, and I had classes cuz I was still going to school for the crisis
              CM: What did you know about homelessness now that you dint before the
              ROBIN: I never thought that homelessness meant women and children. I
              never thought that. I always thought homelessness meant, Homelessness
              was some one was an alcoholic, usually a man, who hung out on the
02:32:25:00   street. But when I became homeless I began seeing, God there are, that
              this mostly women and children. And it‟s not your fault and it‟s not, a lot
              of time its just circumstances, and even with me right now (laugh) I run
              into officials…….Who says things to me now…like this thing I was going
              through with the board of education where I was calling trying to get
              Robert Rinaldo‟s school specific…who is head of the homeless education
              department, I said to her about Robert going to King HS I said listen he
              can‟t go there right now because the gangs are, are trying to kill us I need
              to put him somewhere where there are very few gang members and
              somewhere where he will be safe. She gave me the names of two schools
              and said well this is his only choice I said both of those schools are gang
              infested and she said well take a
02:33:25:00   chance, I said excuses me you want me to take a chance with my chills
              life, you have to give the schools a chance and I said excuse me if this was
              your child would you send them there and she said listen don‟t go there
              with me…but than again I‟m not the one who‟s homeless am I? Excuse
              me this is a person who works for the board of education making $67,000
              a year and this is her attitude toward homeless children.. I mean there's
              something wrong with that before they hire these people they should ask
              them how they feel about the homeless you know. But her attitude…she
              talks down to homeless people even parents. She talks to… she is one of
              those people who …I mean a person who is not real strong to her she
              would break them real quick, they wold be like there's why am I even
              CM: So how did you feel as a person?
              ROBIN: When I ran across her I wanted to choke her to death I would tell
              you…If I had been face to face with her I probably would have been
              rolling on the floor and what really upset me with her and most of the
02:34:25:00   people I deal with, boy these are all black women, black women, that‟s
              putting my black sons through this. Excuse me, you have made it, your
              job, I mean to me I transgress all black people when you make it out, it‟s
              your job to reach back in there and pull one more person out of there, not
              be the one more person out of there not be the one that says well I made it
              out too bad for the rest of them. Untuh, untuh. To me they should be the
              ones trying to fight for the rest of us up out of there.
02:34:50:00   (various shots around CCH headquarters boardroom, with Robin and
              others watching the video from the morning rally)

02:35:50:00   MAN: (inside van with Treeman and others) What we we‟re going to do
              this afternoon was go to TGM to Susanne‟s mother‟s and tell them about
              TM: Do you know that John Donahue and the thing about Treeman, got
              picked up in Madison Wisconsin?
              MAN: Did he really?
              TM: Yeah, my son called, he told me it was on the CBS affiliate in
              Madison last night about a demonstration in front of the Mayor‟s house,
              and I said „you‟re kidding‟ and he said „No.‟
              MAN: CBS affiliate?
              TM: CBS affiliate in Madison, WI. See I told him I had…
              MAN: No I didn‟t see CBS there either.
              TM: CBS and WGN are they all owned by the same?
              MAN: ABC….ABC I thought, did anybody see on….
              WOMAN: Gonzo did.
              MAN: What?
              TM: It was on FOX last night.
              MAN: Did you say gobs of it?
02:36:50:00   WOMAN: Gonzo….he saw it, it was really brief.
              MAN: Yeah, I was going to say that it was probally really breif.
              MAN: Well, when I went to St. Leonards house today to drop off
              something, a couple of the guys were like „So what‟s the Treeman doing
              today?‟ and then I told them all I was there….this guy, he isn‟t all….he
              didn‟t quite put it all, but he remembered he saw us all walking past St.
              Leonards yesterday.
              TM: You know what would have been a good caption shot, when that city
              worker came off the blue truck to get a bottle, if they had come out from
              the tree trimming department and said „I care about you,‟ that with his
              hard hat, that would have been some picture, you know that?
02:37:55:00   (various shots inside van)
02:38:05:00   TM: Hey was Streetwise there yesterday, at Daley‟s?
              WOMAN: No.
              TM: They were supposed to be, they committed that a camera would be
              there, cause Jennifer said she told John „We will be there Tuesday
              morning with a camera,‟ and she was going to write something….‟cause
              there was one cameraman there I didn‟t recognize with a 35mm. I thought
              I would invite him in.
              GERRARDO: That was the Tribune.
              TM: No, I know the Trib. He‟s the one that asked my name. I wouldn‟t
              tell him, you know? I told him I was anonymous tree.
              The Reader guy was.
              TM: Oh, was that the Reader guy?
              WOMAN: No, No the Tribune Guy.
              MAN: The Reader guy is going around with John next week.
              TM: Yeah.

              MAN: He should have come around this week, we may be doing more
              this week. Next week is… Are we doing the banners.
              TM: No.
              WOMAN: The banners got…..
02:39:01:00   (CCH members and Treeman go to see Mayor Daley‟s speech at the
              CAPS meeting in the park)
              CM: (to man) What are we doing right now?
              MAN: Huh?
              CM: What are we doing right now?
              WOMAN: We‟re going to where the Mayor is speaking with the
              alternative police force at um, Ekhert Park, which is um, in the middle of
              this Puerto Rican community, it‟s a pretty poor community actually, (to
              Gerrardo) what‟s the alternative police force?
              GERRARDO: CAPS, Community Alternative Policing Strategy, it‟s
              probably just to say „Look our system is working‟ (puts up quotation
              marks) “Bullshit!” and you know it‟s wonderful, it‟s keeping all the gang
              members out of the area where we want to gentrify especially this area,
              this is one of the biggest gentrifying neighborhoods in the city of Chicago
              and uh….
              CM: What exactly do they do, what exactly do they stand for?
              GERRARDO: CAPS? Well supposedly the police department to work
              together with community groups and uh, uh to better the neighborhood,
              get rid of the gangs and stuff, and that‟s the whole idea, but in reality….

                               Ten minutes missing here!
02:40:13:00   Group walks with TM to CAPS ceremony across a park.
02:41:01:00   Suits waiting for things to begin.
02:41:46:00   Man: Very attractive outfit wonder if he is hot, probably is.
              CM: What do you represent?
              Man: The Chicago Police Department
              CM: Can you tell about what‟s going on here today?
              Man: A community policing event, uh, essentially we have events all
              week, um, (PA interrupts: inaudible) Treeman was there I didn‟t see him,
              he looks hot be sure he has enough fluids.
02:42:34:00   Nice shot of Treeman walking along a fence with Daley and his people
              walking on the other side. (Choosing to miss some of the introductions: an
              officer at the podium… blah blah)
02:43:53:00   MD: Thank you…NAMES…members of the 13th police district advisory
              council and police officers, fine citizens. First of all I would like to
              express my condolences to Police district commander Janet Peska and the
              passing of her mother as commander? pointed out. She is attending those
              services in Florida and I know our prayers and our thoughts are with her,
              with the commander and her family. Today the Chicago police
              department again the community policing strategy is a model for the
              nation, especially here in the 13th police district. It‟s a model for

              community policing arena. As we began community policing and this is
              not just some PR stunt announced by the Major and the super intendent.
              The committee was thought up by the citizens and the police department
              working together, because many of the suggestions and changes over the
              years have come from the local advisory council in each district, and the
              police officers on the beat with in each district given us suggestions and
              improvements about community policing. The officers in this district
              have reached out to young people, businesses, block clubs, community
              organizations, as well as churches of all denominations. Basically it is a
              partnership of building a safer better community. This district has one of
              this cities‟s most active bike patrols, which is working to keep parks areas
              and commercial districts safe for the residents. They‟re aggressively
              removing graffiti from the buildings in this district. Over a two-day
              period last month more then 350 buildings were cleaned thanks to their
              efforts. You will see a demonstration to get street lights

02:50:00:00    (Treeman walks toward Daley after speech)

02:50:04:00    REPORTER: Pardon me Treeman, what‟s the point?
               TM: The point is he cares more about trees and flowers and beautification
               for the city than he does for homeless people. He spent 12.3 million
               dollars to bring, plant trees and bring flowers for one week. And there are
               only 5,500 beds a night in shelters uh beds and there are 25,000 people a
               night that have no place to go. He won‟t deal with SRO‟s. He won‟t meet
               with us. And it‟s a impact why spend that amount of money if he‟s not
               going to deal with homeless people?
               REPORTER: Treeman, when you are not being a tree, what do you call
               TM: I‟m homeless, I‟m a homeless man.
               REPORTER: Your name?
               TM: I‟m anonymous
               REPORTER: Thank you.
               (reporter walks away)
               (Mayor walks toward Treeman)
02:50:48:00    MAN: Mr. Mayor, we would like to talk to you.
               DALEY: Keep planting those trees.
               MAN: We are, we would like to invite you to our tree planting.
               GERRARDO: Mr. Mayor, My name is Gerrardo, John would like to have
               a meeting with you,
02:51:00:00    we‟ve been trying to get a hold of you for quite some time now and , um,
               we haven‟t been able to get something going here. So…
               WOMAN: You have to dress up like a tree to get attention.

              GERRARDO: We‟d rather we‟d rather see $12 million going to programs
              to help the homeless you know, rather than keeping them off Wacker Dr.
              MAN: Mr. Mayor, are you going to erase homelessness like you do
              GERRARDO: Is your community going to be a mixed income
              community like Kabrini Green is? That‟s what we‟re asking for.
              (unintelligible) If Kabrini Green can be a mixed income community, why
              can‟t yours?
              DALEY: Have a nice weekend.
              GERRARDO: Are you afraid of something?
              DALEY: Have a nice weekend.
              MAN: Mayor, Mayor, you got to talk to the Treeman.
              DALEY: Bye Treeman (laughter)
02:52:00:00   (Daley gets into Limo after being approached by Gerrardo)
              (Camera goes haywire as reporter makes fun of Columbia camera crew)

              (Treeman gives interview)
02:53:00:00   TM: (already speaking) for the beautification of the city of Chicago
              (change camera)
02:53:05:00   TM: No, it doesn‟t have $15 million
              GUY(unintelligible)…They have a bed for every homeless person in
              TM: They DO? There are 5,500 beds in the city of Chicago, there are
              25,000 people a night that do not have a place to sleep. Because there are
              not enough beds. There are more homeless people than that, but only that
              many people can‟t get a bed. Where are they supposed to sleep? They
              can‟t sleep in the park, they can‟t sleep under Wacker, their stuff is
              destroyed, their belongings are destroyed, where they gonna go, what are
              they gonna do? They‟re right, they have a place to to live, they have a
              right to live, they vote. They can vote now, they can vote people in. They
              can vote people out. The object of it is, don‟t forget homeless people they
              are veterans that served. I was a veteran, I served. And I find no place to
              REPORTER: What is your name sir?
              TM: My name is anonymous tree.
              REPORTER: I‟m calling you Treeman.
              TM: Thank you, no my name isn‟t important, I speak for all homeless
              people in the city.
02:54:00:00   REPORTER: Watch out for the dogs.
              TM: Dogs don‟t bite me. Thank you.
              (Treeman goes with other to get into van)
              (CCH group leaves as two women say goodbye to Treeman)

02:55:04:00   (Treeman and crew are in van(

              TM: I‟m alright, I‟m ok, don‟t worry about me.
              MAN: All right, (clapping everyone cheers) Treeman, all right! NEXT
              TM: He came over to the park and we were going along the fence,
              channel 2 was there right on top… watching me walk as he was on the
              other side of the fence, all the channels were there today.
              MAN: And he said „Keep planting those trees‟ and that‟s exactly what
              we‟re doing this Saturday.
              (yelling unintelligible)
              MAN: That‟s what we are going to say.
              (yelling unintelligible)
              TM…Plant trees..We are going to plant them alright.
              MAN: They are going to start publicizing them events
              MAN: Who asked him that question? Did you ask him that question?
02:56:00:00   (laughter and talking not clear)
              (Group discusses adding additional treemen and press until end of reel)
              MAN: in the demonstration. That he got up to early and left too early
              when we got there. That means he didn‟t get up too early and leave..
              GIRLS: (Unintelligible)
              MAN: They are growing…
              GIRLS: (Unintelligible)
              MAN: well, well we are going to do it Saturday. God that was fun.
              Saturday when we plant the tree out front.
              TM: Yeah of course the treemans gotta be there when you plant the tree.
              MAN: Did you see the look on his face when he turned and the treemans
              standing there. God what am I doing here that guy is nuts.
              TM: Hey (Unintelligible)is that all you got today
              JULIE: Yeah, that is it for today.
              MAN: That is all that we know.
              TM: That was awesome
              Man: That was really awesome.
              TM: and Jerome you got it all?
              JEROME: yeah
              TM: already buddy I gotta see that
              MAN: Did you see the one cop try to block the light?
02:57:00:00   TM: Yeah. Yeah.
              TM: (Unintelligible)
              (people in van discussing the day and the daley confrontation)
              (Mumbleing and broken audio)
02:58:00:00   (still shooting in the van on the way from the Daley confrontation)
              (Unclear to the conversation)
              MAN: (Unclear) We could always come dressed up as trees. (unclear),
              well who else was there? Channel five and…(Unclear)
              DRIVER: Well what is he saying? I want to know what he is saying.
              Whats treeman is saying?

              MAN: (LAUGHTER)
              VANGIRL:Well when he first came over he was like we never got a
              picture of this guy. How did I miss this guy? Who is he?
              (they all start talking at once.)
              MAN: Well we talk to him We talked to Andy Shaw yesterday at the
02:59:00:00   MAN: He saw treeman. But he really didn‟t want to do anything about it
              because we really didn‟t have the presence
              TM: (unclear) The tribune today.
              MAN:Then they saw the Tribune today.
                      (they all start talking over eachother) (UNCLEAR)
              Man The radio
                      (they all start talking over eachother) (UNCLEAR)
              TM: Anybody look through the times.
              MAN: No, No.
              MAN: The one reporter ,was it that one guy from 44, the first guy that
              caught you, and (unclear) … What did he ask you? He asked you why
              are you here? And everybody asked you your name its great that you don‟t
              give your name. I mean its like, Who is the treeman? Then he says I am a
              homeless man (unclear) I speak for all homeless.


              (end with the shot of the people in the back of the van with laughter)


03:00:41:00  TREEMAN: He was a stronger leader but she just blew up and he said
             why do you ask me a question like that at this press conference? We are
             not talking about issues like this. Why don‟t you ask me questions that
             mean something? He blew up at uhm the guy from the daily news.
             SANDY: What question was that?
             TREEMAN: He asked him about oh he says how come your not he says
             how come you‟re not living in the house you own on Longwood drive?
03:01:00:00 When he was major you know he lived in Bridgeport area but he had a big
             beautiful home in Beverly Hills on Longwood Drive and he wouldn‟t go
             out there because the people there would not uh at the time some
             supported him and some didn‟t. Remember Ed we talked about this that
             time he had a beautiful home.
             BLACKMAN: (getting out of the van) inaudible They going to the field
             house. They said uh what the hell. Burning up in there. (closes the door)
03:02:16:00 John: Mayor Daley this is at the press conference at the park (tv noise in
             background). The treeman is following him. We‟re right in front of him.
             (laughing) You should see this. He says that…inaudible. (laughing) What
             if the Treeman was in your house? Inaudible. Pardon. Ah, yeah I do.
             Fax it to me. Do you have my fax number? 435-0198 Yeah, okay see you
             tomorrow Dave. (laughing)
             T: Watch this now. Watch this.
             J: WBEZ. WBEZ? Inaudible. (tv noise with the Treeman‟s speech)
03:04:00:00 (laughing and clapping) And so I should call you Treeman? (interrupting)
             and Charles says just call you Treeman.
             T: Then you know what he told this young man. Get a hot of this tree

               can‟t get his camera to work. He‟s geting a shot of this. (inaudible)
03:05:00:00   (clapping) The mayor told us we have to plant more trees.
               T: More trees. He said plant more trees. (several people talking at once)
               J: Exactly what we‟re going to do. (everyone leaves the conference
               room) part of the pictures…(inaudible).
               MICHAEL: That‟s funny we got somebody for pulse too.
               J: (inaudible)
               MICHAEL: Was it pulse? Okay, I call him. Ah, got that.
               J:…(inaudible)23rd Ballpark.
               MICHAEL: That‟s ballpark. J: I mean it‟s a little bit more. MICHAEL:
               Man, yeah. J: See you in the morning. MICHAEL: Yeah, yeah.
               Uhm…. J: What were you going to say? MICHAEL: I thought I needed
               to talk to you about your assignments. J: I‟m good to go.
03:06:02:00   JOHN: Oh, Michael that is to complete in other words we already we‟ve
               already put out the majority of it. This we already put out this we already
               sent them some money cause I think I signed the check for that.
               MICHAEL: Right, right. J: so this is the complete list? MICHAEL:
               yeah, we need we need more postage for the rest of the bulk mail. These
               should be going today. J: Okay. (phones ringing. John walks away)
03:07:00:00    JOHN: (picks up the phone and dials) Mark Russo please John Donahue
               (pause) Hey Mark. How are ya doing? They just did a great hit over at uh
               Ecket Park uh Daley was there with Caps and uh (laugh) the Treeman
               followed him right to his car and all the media was in his car. And Daley
               kept saying, oh I love trees, I love trees (laughs) Then they said what
               about when they went to your house? He said, uh yeah, I got up early I
               like trees (laugh) as he‟s getting in his car he says keep planting those
               tress. (laughs) Anyway, Andy Shy had a big ah ah big conversation with
               him on tv yeah he said
03:08:00:00   What‟s your name? He says what‟s your name. I‟m the anonymous tree.
               He says, Okay, I‟ll just call you Treeman (laughs) So yeah, yeah its great.
               Anyway, I called you about this press release we‟re gonna do our first tour
               at noon on Monday. The reason we are doing it is because the Baltimore
               Sun called and I locked her into that tour. At noon we‟re going to build
               around that you could mention that and the other hum. No we‟ll have,
               we‟ll have people there. Alright.
03:08:47:00    Right, right. Well, there's a thing called Chicago plan 21, and it was started
               actually back 20 yrs ago. And it's really gentrified the North Loop and the
               West Loop. And our offices are in the South Loop and for a long time
               there have been abandoned buildings around us and all of a sudden the
               mayor moved into the South Loop into a place called Central station,
               which interestingly enough was the station where blacks would come up
               and get off the train being freed from slavery and then would just go a
               little bit south to stay at the Bronzeville Y and some of the hotels here on
03:09:47:00     And a lot of people especially homeless and very low-income people have
               made the South Loop their home. including 700 people in a shelter, Pacific

              Garden Mission. And approximately 1000...pardon?
              (Digresses about Henry Horner homes) Henry Horner homes are actually
              in the West Loop and that's an interesting thing too because we fought a
              long battle in the West Loop when Chicago's Skid Row was torn down.
              And we initially won the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund to
              which Presidential Towers, who built on Skid Row, got breaks from the
              city and tax-exempt bonds to do it, built 4 luxury high-rises and were
              originally held to 20% of the units for low and moderate income and they
              were exempt by Dan Rostenkowski in a tax bill in Congress. We fought
              for 10 yrs and finally got
03:10:47:00   them to chip into the low income housing trust fund on a regular basis, 7%
              of the units at Presidential Towers for low very low income people and
              1000 project-based section 8 certificates to have our allies build housing
              for the homeless...and that's being implemented as we speak. But it was
              like ten years in the West Loop and...
              ...now it's happening in the South Loop and we're saying it's time to draw
              a line in the sand, and our South loop campaign is for development
              without displacement. And we're saying that if the mayor is willing to use
              tax-increment financing, to spiff up his neighborhood and that means for
              the next twenty-three years the increment in taxes won't go to the schools
              or the parks or public transportation,
03:11:47:00   we're saying then that a portion of that money should be used to preserve,
              rehab or replace 1000 single room occupancy units in the South Loop and
              build at least 600 new housing units for homeless families which is the
              fastest growing population among the homeless.
              Well we have gotten two new single room occupancy hotels that are going
              to be built in South Loop, which is about 370 units, that are being built by
              our allies...Central City Housing Ventures and Lakefront SRO corporation
              but the 1000 units that are already here are in danger
03:12:47:00   because of the zoning changes. They are hoping that somebody will buy
              these hotels, knock them down and do some up-scale economic
              development. And so we've lost about 3/4 of our single occupancy units
              already in Chicago and now we stand to lose more in the South Loop. And
              what we're saying is the mayor is talking about a mixed income
              community for other communities in Chicago, including Horner Homes
              and Cabrini Green, and we're saying well what about your own
              neighborhood, if you're proposing that for our neighborhood, what about
              your own neighborhood? Yes. Yes.
              And during the convention we know that he spent $12.3 million just on
              flower pots around the city and he's also in Crane's Chicago,
03:13:47:00   the business magazine in Chicago,said that the tab is up around 180 mill.
              for spiffing up for the convention. And of course the city says all this stuff
              was in the works anyway, but Cranes is questioning that and we question
              it too, I mean, there is a lot of paint and fences and barriers and flowerpots
              going up and very little housing for people who need it.
              Well, I think that tourism is a valid way to raise money but shouldn't be at

              the cost of services and the needs of people. I mean
03:14:47:00   you know there was a woman who, last night, who had to swing her four
              children on kiddie swings so that they could get some sleep you know. I
              mean there are 5500 shelter beds in Chicago but on a given night there are
              15,000 people homeless in the city of Chicago. And...
              That money is going to be spent on spreading showcase downtown further
              out and the neighborhoods are not going to see much of that money, and
              not be improved and what we're saying is if the money is going to be spent
              on the South Loop, then we should be part of that, and there will be more
              jobs. We're also in the campaign for living wage jobs in Chicago and we're
              saying that 50% of the jobs that are being developed in the South Loop:
03:15:47:00   in service jobs, hotel jobs, then let people live close to their jobs and make
              them good employees by paying them a decent wage with benefits. And so
              we are actively as part of our campaign, looking for the jobs that are going
              to come out of this development as well. Well his father was an
              organizational boss and his base was in the community. And he had the
              troops. Daley, Richard Daley Jr., his base is the big high rolling
              developers; his base is not people but money. And he is very punishing
              and very vindictive.
03:16:47:00   And its just the case in point that he's promoting a botanical park on
              Miegs Field, which is the small airport in Chicago. And a lot of businesses
              are against it because executives can fly in and out very easily, but they're
              all afraid to speak out, and that was the point made in Crane's business.
              Now Crane's business is not this wild magazine, this is the business
              magazine in Chicago and it made the point of the fact that people are
              afraid to speak out because Daley controls so much through these high
              rolling upscale developers in Chicago that are making moneyhand over
              "foot" ??? <---mumbles. Because he has ways of punishing people through
              zoning, cutting down subsidies, just for instance, people who provide
03:17:47:00   services to the homeless, he has sent word out that nobody could go on
              vacation during the convention and to keep the homeless people at home,
              because we promote our demonstration etc it's going to be hard to get
              people out because those people have the word already, and if
              they...right......right. And if they go against that their funding will be cut
03:18:15:00   J: Are you going to fly one of these things? Superman flew! Huh?(laughs)
              TR: I don't know. I just don't know what to tell Jay Leno next time he
              calls, how I much I want it. (laughs)
              (a third party turns on speakerphone)
              3rd: Well I'm going to leave this up with John and Treeman okay, and I'll
              put you on speaker, here you go.
              Q: Hello?
              J: Hello.
              Q: Hi is this John?
              J: Yeah
              Q: How are you doing?

              J: Okay Gordon.
              Q: Great, and is Treeman with you?
              TR: Yes he is.
              J: Treeman's here.
              Q: What's your name?
              TR: Well my name is anonymous Tree and I remain anonymous because
              I'm speaking for both homeless men, women and children—and my name
              really, no disrespect to you, is unimportant I'm just the Treeman.
03:19:15:00   Q: So I saw the pictures in today's tribune.
              TR & J: Uh huh.
              Q: And uh, I guess, I have a feel of what you're doing, but why don't you
              fill in some of the details of how you decided to do the campaign,and....
              Q: ...how long has it been you been working on this issue? 3,4 yrs?
              John: Probably 2-3 yrs. we've been working on this campaign and it's
              actually a campaign that we started with the Presidential Towers in the
              West Loop against gentrification. You know Presidential Towers was built
              on the old Skid Row, destroyed 2500 units of housing and pushed the poor
              out of the West Loop and it took us 10 yrs to get some units of Presidential
              Towers and some resolution to that problem that in the West Loop, but we
              decided to draw a line in the sand in the South Loop and say, if the mayor
              is willing to move in and spend
03:20:15:00   city dollars to the tune of $250 million dollars in his own neighborhood
              then the people who live here already should get housing and jobs on a
              priority basis. And the reason that we're using the symbol of a tree is
              when the 1968 convention happened, then-mayor Richard Daley said
              about those protesters, "they don't plant trees..."
              Q: That's right.
              J: Right?
              Q:Uh-huh. What trees did they plant?
              J: "What trees do they plant?"And then as you know Tom Haydon was
              going to plant a tree with the mayor and then they didn't do it etc. right?
              There's the symbol again and then the fact that they spent $12.3 mil on
              planters, flowers and trees.
03:21:15:00   We came up with the Treeman who says:
              TR: [reads from press release] The Treeman says that if the mayor can
              afford to spend 12.3 million dollars to beautify the city of Chicago for one
              week for the Democratic Convention by putting flowers and trees along
              Randolph and other streets. Why can't he stay to his commitment of
              helping homeless people ....(audio goes in and out)you know he‟s
              committed to a mixed income community in his own south loop
              neighborhood...that's what he says, but you know he rejected plans to
              improve 186 affordable units at the St. James SRO just one block from his
              home. And you know it's just that there's homeless people like myself, are
              tired of sleeping under Wacker drive and in shelters when all this
              money...and I mean I know they do some things but they're not doing
              enough, you know I'm not saying that they're not doing anything because

              that's not the proper statement, but they're not doing enough, you know?
              Q: Well you guys have had at least a couple of victories especially
              recently right?
              J: Yeah, well have they agreed to build two single occupancy hotels in the
              South Loop...
03:22:15:00   Q: Right.
              J: one by Central City Housing Ventures, and one by, uhm, Lakefront
              SRO, which will be about 370 units.
              Q: Which I know you guys take at least partial credit for basically
              scarying them so much that...
              J: The deals wouldn't have happened without our advocacy efforts they
              wouldn‟t have happened. They‟ve also, we've also been able to stop the
              vacate order at the Roosevelt hotel and w got the city to give the St James
              Hotel $100,000 to hard wire alarm it so that people would be, be able to
              sleep in a safer condition.
              Q: $100,000 to hard wire alarm it?
              J: Right. You know the program that we helped the city develop under
              the..after the Paxton hotel fire?
              J: We finally got them to free up some money to do it at the St. James and
              some of the Lakefront SRO buildings,
              J: but the single room occupancy hotel is100,000 units are still
03:23:15:00   an endangered species in the South Loop because they've been zoned for
              commercial and office use. So the city although they themselves won't
              destroy these hotels, are hoping that some high-rolling developer will buy
              them, destroy them and then build strip malls and uhm, you know Whole
              foods etc.
              J: Right
              Q: Um...
              J: But the Treeman has a saying that he says:
              TR: The saying is if I dress up like a tree mayor Daley will you care about
              me because he cares more for trees and flowers than he does for homeless
              Q: So Treeman
              TR: Yes.
              Q: Tell me about yourself.
              TR: About myself?
              Q: Yes.
              TR: What would you like to know?
              Q: Well, uhm first of all how did you get sucked into wearing the tree
03:24:15:00   TR: It was an idea that came up in the homeless people in the community
              wanted a spokesman, and so we decided that what would be nice would be
              because he loves trees, why doesn't the tree be a spokesman for the
              homeless community —and so I volunteered to do it and I am glad that I

              did because I am homeless and I am one of the voices that wants to be
              Q: How uhm, how did you hook up with the coalition?
              TR: I met the coalition during a voter registration drive for homeless
              people, when I saw what they stood for and what they did, I wanted to be
              part of it because here I was a homeless person registering to vote, with a
              bunch of other men, women and children who there at this rally, and I
              thought "My Gosh, this is really a neat thing, here I am homeless, and I
              can vote, here I am homeless and I can do some volunteer work for some
              organization that's fighting for my rights and the rights of other people.
              Q: How long have you been homeless?
              TR: I've been homeless for almost 6 months.
03:25:15:00   Q: Are you from Chicago originally?
              TR: I'm originally from Chicago, was born and raised in Chicago, went to
              school here.
              Q: Let me think for a second. So tell me what the rest of the plans are, this
              is not coming out for awhile so if you can tell me what's going on and it's
              not going to show up anywhere, what other rights do you plan?
              TR: Are you talking about John or me?
              Q: Whichever.
              TR: Go ahead John.
              J: Well we are going to follow the mayor around as we did yesterday, we
              ambushed him at HH homes, and today at Ekhardt Park at a CAPS event,
              It'll be probably on Andy Shaw's segment tonight on channel 7. A lot of
              the press was there.
              Q: Are there specific demands the Treeman is making?
              J: Well the specific demands are uhm, put your money where your mouth
              is, make the South Loop a mixed income community,
03:26:15:00   which means preserve, rehab, or replace the 1000 units of single room
              occupancy rooms and produce 600 units of housing for homeless women
              with children.
              Q: What was the thing before the produce 600 units?
              J: 1000 single room occupancy hotel rooms, and 1000 SRO units and 600
              family units in the South Loop.
              Q: Got it. So a total of 1600 units of housing is your goal?
              J: Right.
              Q: Additional, not counting what they're putting in now.
              J: Plus 50% of the jobs.
              Q: Right, to build all this stuff.
              J: Right, right. And we could count the 370 units...
              Q: So part actually you're a third of, are those all SRO units?
              J: Those are all SRO units.
              Q: So you're a third of the way towards to that total.
              J: Right.
03:27:15:00   Q:Alright. Well let me think that probably just about covers it.
              J: Okay.

              Q: Now could you do me, there's two things, really can you fax me a copy
              of your flyer from yesterday?
              J: Sure.
              Q: And the other thing is, did you guys, Gerado said maybe you took the
              photos today?
              J: Yeah.
              Q: Could you send me some?
              J: Sure
              Q: Or I'll tell you what, you're probably getting them developed now.
              J: Well, we have. What do you want a photo of Treeman? We got it.
              Q: Oh yeah?
              J: Should we faxed that to ya?
              Q: The picture I would like to take and give it back to you in a few weeks
              J: Okay, how are you going to get it?
              Q: How about if I come down right now and get it?
              J: Come on and get it.
              Q: Alright, in fact you don't have to fax the flyer, I'll just come on over.
              J: Yeah come on over.
              Q: Okay I'll see you in about 25-35 minutes
              J: Alright.
              Q: Thanks.
              J: Yep.
              Q:Bye John.
              (hangs up)
              J: Where are those photos
              TR: Judy's got them, remember you gave them all to Judy?
              J: I gave them back to Judy, right?
              TR: Yeah I'll tell her.
03:28:15:00   J: So we should have some of those ready when this guy comes over.
              (John walks around in office.)
03:28:40:00   JOHN: (on phone) Right. Okay. Great. Okay bye.
              (hangs up) they're going to "clean" under Wacker Dr. tomorrow at 7:00
              and we have gone. We have a suit against the city on this and they have to
              follow certain procedures, give warning, let people move their stuff. Our
              problem has been that uhm they want to clean on both sides of the street in
              some parts and they only plant signs on one side of the street and if
              somebody takes too much time, they get a little nasty and they don‟t ask if
              anything is unattended, they just throw it away. so the judge did not give
              us a temporary restraining order, but he said lets see how the procedures
              work and we‟ll come back in two months,
03:29:40:00   and he said you can come back earlier if something happens. So it's really
              important for us to document what is happening down there and observe
              and be aware of what the uhm rules should be and if they can be
              INTERVIEWER: So tomorrow night is an official visit?

             J: and usually they clean in the morning, but for some reason they are
             going to clean at 7 PM tomorrow night and…
             INTERVIEWER: and we know this?
             J: we know this, the City has called our lawyer, they have to call our
             lawyer to let them that they're doing it so it would be interesting to go
             down there. .. I am going to go down there tomorrow early just to see if
             the signs are up, they have to post them 12 hrs before
             INTERVIEWER: What do the signs say?
             J: Street cleaning, off-the-street cleaning...Now it's real interesting, they
03:30:40:00 go down the street cleaning, they go straight to where the encampments
             are, they clean there and there and there, but they don't do street cleaning.
             so it really is harassment, but at least they're saying people can move their
             stuff and move it back again, they are not saying you have to leave, so.
03:31:08:00 Meeting with TV blaring.
03:32:08:00 “                            “
03:32:30:00 FORMER CHICAGO SEVEN MEMBER: (standing in large hall) I chair
             the Department of Environmental Health Sciences: I direct the Center for
             Occupational Environmental Health. I direct the Pollution Prevention
             Education Research Center. So I'm the big important guy.
             INTERVIEWER 1: Let me ask you something. I'm just curious. I mean
             you yourself have an important relationship with (inaudible).
             CHICAGO SEVEN: I think activism starts when you can bring people
             together uhm in ways that make sense to them.The war made sense to
             them..The civil rights movement in the south did.
             INTERVIEWER 1: (garbled)
             CHICAGO SEVEN: So in the sixties, you had things that captured
             people's imaginations. Today you still have things that capture people's
 03:33:30:00 but you also have this counter-balancing force of, I think of extreme
             anxiety about what they're going to do when they graduate from school.
             So, I have all these graduate students. Who are Master's level students
             who are terrified they have to learn anything difficult, because it might
             affect them getting a job. (Rubs mouth with hand) And I think that the
             general culture (raises both hands and makes pushing down
             motions) is very depressing and stressful in terms of whether the society
             has meaningful work for them. See, we never had that (right hand broad
             gesture) (garbled). The sixties was a very rich period in America. I never
             felt once in ten years, thought about having to get a job. Never played in.
             I mean…we always sort of figured there was jobs out there.
03:34:30:00 Well, you don't have that anymore..And so..I don't I don't think anybody's
             idealism has change a bit. Umm everybody here is pretty young.. Uh
             everybody's idealistic..Everybody would like to do things. Everybody'd
             like to improve the environment. One, there's no simple organization,
             like, like ways to do that. There's no coalitions that bring people together.
             And then there's this other over-riding stress. And so, how you recreate,

              uh new kind of demonstrations and actions. I think it
              could be done overnight. But it will take conditions that will do that. And
              I can't define that. My son, uh, you know has already been involved in
              anti-one eighty seven demonstrations in California. On his own.
              INTERVIEWER: How old is he?
              CHICAGO SEVEN: Thirteen. He was in his first demonstration when he
              was eleven (chuckles, beams with pride). And it wasn't because of me.
              He knew that there was something wrong with
03:35:30:00   the immigration issue. So these kids are all there. It's what they don't
              have is what we had in the sixties was some organizational forums that
              enabled us to function on. You know, I think that's the social isolation of
              Americans is a serious problem. So people tend to operate on their own
              windows, if you will. And we have to break away from that. I think, I
              think some of Clinton's stuff is good,
              in that respect. But then he had to have this ninety-four Republican
              Congress come in and , and ever since then all he's been trying to do is
              survive. It's not good. So.
              INTERVIEWER: Two quick, quick questions, if I may.
03:36:16:00   CHICAGO SEVEN: Chicago.. I smoke now (smiles). So in many ways,
              this is a reunion of people who still see themselves as, as relevant. But we
              also should know that new generations of kids will have to create their
              own time. It can't .My son can't recreate my time. It's gotta be
              his time. Right now, he's mainly interested..in surfing off the Malibu
              coast, but ah, but very socially involved so.
              INTERVIEWER: You spend uh, sorry go ahead.
              INTERVIEWER TWO: (garbled)..your own son?
              CHICAGO SEVEN: I..I think a few things. And I don't necessarily have
              it all thought out. I think courage is important. Lots of times you're going
              to have to make judgements that can affect your lives.
03:37:16:00   My life has been profoundly affected by being in Chicago seven. Here I
              was this super scientist and ever since that time, I've had to prove myself,
              because people immediately think of you as a quote (makes quote mark
              gesture) political scientist. When in fact the integrity of science is one of
              the most dear things to me that there is. So the Chicago
              has profoundly affected all of us. I would much prefer to spend an hour
              with you some time and tell you what I've done since. I do all sorts of
              really good things and nobody knows nor really cares. And that the uh so
              tragedy of it is that you're always remembered by that period. But aside
              from that, I think to take chances and have courage is really important. I
              think uh, I think we could've done better with humility rather than as much
              arrogance as we had. And I think that's important. I think, I think, uh,
03:38:16:00   trying to umm be completely dedicated to uh the sort of social values that
              Abby exemplified. In terms of trying to improve life for people. Uh, I
              think Abby was unique in our experience and and now I think they have to
              learn a lot of skills and work, work their asses off because
              most people have lost a lot of skills we know that, that uh it takes

              something to organize a demonstration. It takes knowledge to run a quote
              mimeograph machine, which we don't do anymore. But uh, you know that
              kind of concept. So, I think that, I think that the kids need, I also think the
              kids need a focus and they'll join.
              INTERVIEWER 1: In sixty-eight, you had Vietnam was the focus and all
              the issues. Right now what is their focus and if not what could be is a
              focus what is it? CHICAGO SEVEN: Well, uh, I don't think there is a
03:39:16:00   I think maybe the welfare stuff over the next few years may create one.
              Environment will create one. See, the environment's gonna create one
              (screen goes black).
03:39:33:00   INTERVIEWER: (interview at St. James hotel, sitting down) So where are
              we right now kevin?
              KEVIN: Right now we are at the St. James Hotel at 1234 S. Wabash. This
              is my room 422 ah I was homeless up until 7/13 of 96. I went into a
              program which deals with people with depression suicidal thoughts stuff
              like that so the requirement for, for me to stay here is to take my
              medication go to groups like Baileys Living twice a week. Ah and just you
              know talk to someone you know when I feel like the medication is not
              working let
              the doctor know she can either increase my dosage or change my
              medication to something different. Ah this this is mines you know its
03:40:33:00   its alright I just sprayed for roaches so that why you don't see too many,
              but other than that you know it's better than sleeping in the allies and
              missions and different shelters like that, Ah it's just something I can call
              mines for the first time in a long time you know and I'm pretty excited
              about that you know uh like I said it's just a room but it's got a bed and tv
              you know other than that i'm pretty happy about the arrangment I have
              with Threshold Assesement.
              INTERVIEWER: So living ah here at the St. James what's ah, how's that,
              how‟s that fit in how's that fit into your future? You know how you know
              what does it mean?
              KEVIN: well, what it means is for me that if I can manage here for
              another month or two then I'm
03:41:33:00   going to move onto another place that's better that's nicer...nicer
              neighborhood and what I'm doing now I'm trying to put some
              managability back into my life. I worked with this agency ah I worked
              with this agency here....(el passes)
              INTERVIEWER: Let's do that part over because of the train. So what
              what how's this living in the St. James helping you?
              KEVIN: By living in the St. James it's it's ah for right now trying to put
              some structure back into my life some managability which uh my life has
              been unmanagable for a long time because I got to the point where didn't
              nobody cared. I didn't care first of all about myself that's how I ended up
              on the streets and doing the things
03:42:33:00   I've that t've done led up to a lot of different situations where either people

              didn't want me around certain people or I didn't want to be around so so
              but living here has given me a sence of security that ah now that I'm able
              to wake up in the mornings and go out and look for gainful employment
              which right now for different things I have going on in my life that it's
              okay for me to work at a agency like this which is all workers its a
              temporary agency which pays $4.25 an hour so I feel comfortable with
              starting off slow so I've worked from anywhere 2-3 days a week with them
              that's enough for me to feed myself and get paid once a week which is
              every Friday and ah, right now its feeling good today I just made another
              accomplishment. I applied for a telephone... you know so that's goin' to be
              a bill that I'm going to be responsible for
03:43:33:00   and its going to be like to see how can I keep up, you know my bills and
              when I pay them on time and stuff like that and you know right now I'm
              kinda excited about trying to get back into society as a functioning person
              and stuff like that ah, I said like December. I said like December I said
              like December when I got out of California's Correctional Facility and
              moved back to Chicago , which is my native land ah, I didn't see this in
              the future. I couldn't see down the line because I was parolled to the
              streets with no place to live, no income and I kinda feel like
03:44:33:00   I was just a victim you know ah, more than a problem ah reason I said
              victim because for 2 years and 9 months of my life I was housed, I was fed
              you know I didn't have to worry about anything but once they released me
              they released me back into the streets with no place to stay, no source of
              income so basically what they was telling me was we'll keep your cell
              cause we know you'll be back. Ah, that's how the system is set up. But, me
              being the type of person that I am. I consider myself a die hard ah I had
              gotten to the point a couple of months back that I really was ready to give
03:45:33:00   up and ah you know it's just through the grace of God and beautiful people
              that stepped in and intervened in my life they saw something in me that I
              didn't see in myself and ah I still trying to figure that out, but other than
              that it's a day by day process. You know the place where I'm living now is,
              the management is great its some of the employees that work here...(train
              heard in background) they can be very annoying and frustrating at times
              like this morning I came in late last night I worked 14 hours yesterday and
              I come in late last night so I thought I left me key in my door I come in
              take a bath start reading a book and fell asleep books still on the bed that I
              was reading and ah i went downstairs to talk to the lady I said well I think
              I misplaced my
03:46:33:00   key I said I might of left it in my locker did anybody turn the key in or
              anything like that? She said, well no you have got to pay $5 to get another
              key we don't have an extra key. I'm like how come you don't have two
              keys, you know this is a hotel. You know you should have 2 keys I don't
              think it's fair for me to give you $5 cause you only have one key but going
              back to thinking, calming down thinking well retracing my steps of what I
              did last night prior up to me going to sleep I took a bath I watched a little
              tv and I read a book so that's where the key was you know, but ah so I'm

              calm a little bit about that, but the lady herself she has a problem
              always taught to respect older people you know and. (end)
03:47:22:00   INTERVIEWER: If this SRO weren't here right now at this point of your
              life, or the SRO weren't around.
              KEVIN: I'd probably still be in the streets, still in the shelter
              if SRO's or programs like what I'm in , which is Threshold, ah dealing ah
              with people like myself because it is very depressing out there on the
              streets when you have to sleep in an alley or have to sleep in a gangway,
              you lay down in these places or the park you lay down in these places you
              don't know if you're going to wake up someone could come through and
              slit your throat get hit by a car....I mean a lot of things could happen to you
              out there on the streets and I think it's great that programs like this exist
03:48:22:17   because it gives a person like myself that want to make a geographical
              change in his life or her life that they are given an opportunity
              to do so. Ah people have a stigma about homeless people they figure
              everybody they see homeless is a : drug addict , or alcoholic, or just don't
              want anything, don't want help they figure that it's help out there, but
              people are not utilizing the resources that are out there. But that's true in
              certain incident because ah....(time code break). nation, very it's hitting
              everybody. It's hitting everyone's doorstep and
03:49:22:20   by this being election year I've been watching the Republican Convention
              I haven't heard them once say, speak on anything all they are talking about
              is cutting the taxes by %15 for the working people, middle class, the rich,
              but not one speaker not one senator, one mayor, no one has said anything
              about the homeless population the problem that we have in this country as
              far as dealing with their situation. Ah, by me being on both sides of the
              fence i can say cause I didn't wake up one day just was homeless I used to
              be in the working class and stuff, but by me being on both sides of the
              fence now that my long term goal is
03:50:22:00   to once I get situated is to try to get with some type of group that even if
              we take one person off the streets, like year or what have you that's my
              long term goal and to show them that someone out there really cares. You
              know I think thats important ah...I don't think that.....(time code breaks).
              Ah, just like I mentioned before with the voter registration yeah people out
              here that are registered voters but they feel that what they goin' to go vote
              for for somebody that snatch the rug from up under them once they get in
              office don't so they figure their vote counts we don't vote, you know ah,
              down the line
03:51:22:00   I hope someone address this this issue that and make them aware that
              their vote counts. That they need to be heard . They need to make more
              appearance to the newspapers, to the magazines, to the people in general
              so that the people in Washington will have no other choice but to deal with
              this problem instead of keep sweeping and sweeping and sweeping and
              sweeping it farther and farther under the rug.
              Ah, they have to address this. Resources open as many doors as they can.
              because if not they're goin' to be in worser shape than they was

              INTERVIEWER: Are you going to vote in the 96' election.
              KEVIN: Ah, I don't have a right to vote because ah once
03:52:22:00   your incarcerated and go to the penitentiary ah the right is taken away
              from you, but as a citizen as a American citizen that I'm goin' to try to
              make sure that most many people as I can get together and help them vote
              so the vote can be heard. I'm goin' to try to do that.
              INTERVIEWER: How are you going to do that?
              KEVIN: Well, right now I've being working on ah, on I've been talking to
              a few guys at Pacific Garden Mission. I've been trying to find out where
              they're going to go vote down in the downtown area even if I have to work
              at the polling places pass out literature, explain, display to them how to
              work the polling machines and stuff like that. Ah, give them the insight
              on who I think rather they vote democratic or Republican really doesn't
              make me any difference but
03:53:22:00   who I think the best candidate is and but I think they should do in the
              future for the homeless people ah, so I'm umm digging up as
              much information as I can in these short months. (End)
03:53:38:00   KEVIN ( in SRO halls entering his apartment--no talking, music playing
              in background from another room?)
              KEVIN ( standing in apartment interview -when he starts talking) And this
              is my little nest haven right here this is my room, this is my television,
              here dresser, bed you know I like it's pretty nice it's just got a bunch of
              roaches but other than that I like it it's better than sleeping in alleys and
              stuff like that. I have my private bathroom, which a lot of rooms don't
              have. Ah, that is about it basically, ah
03:54:38:00   SRO and the different programs.
              this room was made possible for me so I could get off the streets.
              (time code break)
              KEVIN (still in room): Other than that basically this is it.
              INTERVIEWER: How much do you pay a month.
              KEVIN: $440 a month ah,
              which is a little steep for this place, ah but it's better than nothing ah, me
              personally I only pay $60 a week on my rent and Threshold pays the rest.
              They pay the other 50. Ah, which is a great help you know, without them I
              wouldn't be able to do it.
              INTERVIEWER: Ah, briefly tell me some of the things you do to make,
              make the money to survive.
              KEVIN: Ah, basically what I do is Friday, Saturday, Sunday I wash car
              windows, clean cars, scrub
03:55:38:00   car tires stuff like that. Ah, during the week when I don't have to go to
              meetings and stuff like that I have appointments I go to work at a day
              labor agency, ah which is all work this is what you call a work ticket and
              it is a 7 day work ticket which goes day by day. And ah, they pay $4.25
              an hour and it pretty much helps you know go along with the income. I do
              get when I put it together I'm able to have a little balance living in my life
              umm you know without places like Day Labor, places like SRO's, ah

              subsidized housing without places like that, places like this wouldn't be
03:56:35:00   KEVIN (bathroom talking): This is the bathroom here, which consists of a
              tub, a toilet, a sink, a mirror, but ah it's alright. It's private I don't have to
              share with anyone.
              INTERVIEWER: What are you going to say about your experience living
              here when you're out of here?
              KEVIN: My experience living here right now it's alright ah a lot of
              activity goes on in this building, but you know me being the person that I
              am I am a loner. So I don't mix with crowds. I hate crowds so I don't have
              no problems. You know ah I'm basically in and out of here. I come in
              sleep and watch TV eat and whatever I have to do and basically other than
              that I'm usually not you know, I'm not a problem for the people around
              here and they're not a problem for me. You know the management here is
              great so, and that makes a whole lot of a difference
03:57:35:00   and other than that it's not bad. Some more roaches. Roaches bad in here.
03:57:48:00   KEVIN going downstairs and leaving building, jump cuts of talking, audio
              not too good.


04:00:40:00  City worker walks on lower Wacker
04:01:40:00  (City workers cleaning Lower Wacker Drive with high powered hoses)
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04:04:50:00 (preparation of TREEMAN outside van)
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04:06:33:00 TREEMAN: (walking down street with crew) How's the arms look?
            MAN WITH CAM: Good.
            DONOHUE: Watch behind you; there's a cab coming up.
            GIRL: This guy in this cab is like, 'what's up with the dude?'
            TREEMAN: Something's getting me in my side here. Is there a branch
            going into my side?
            MAN W/ CAM: Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I'll move it. Right here?
            TREEMAN: Yeah. We got the fires.
04:07:39:00 COP 1: You can't go no further than this
            DONOHUE: No?
            COP 1: Yeah. This as far as you can go. You can talk to everybody when
            they come out, but this as far as you can go, okay? Do whatever you can
            do to cooperate
DONOHUE: .That was the word I was given
            RODGREGEZ: .This officer here said we could stand here.
            COP 1: Stay at this corner. Stay at this corner. That's all I ask you to do,

              okay? And we'll have no problem. Stay at the corner.
              COP 1: The police, the police are nervous as it is they don't need no
              problems, today.
              DONOHUE: We, we just, we just wanted to try to get close to the mayor,
              to get him to notice.
              COP 1: Okay, but see.
04:08:33:00   DONOHUE: We don't want, we don't want to mess with. We want to be
              able to take advantage of the mayor's speech.
              COP 1: I understand that. Like I explained to some of your colleges, on
              they're way out they can speak to anyone they want to speak to.
              DONOHUE: I want to speak to the mayor.
              COP 1: He'll come right past here. He'll come right this way. There's
              only one way out. There's only one way out.
              DONOHUE: Really?
              COP1: There's only. Yeah, he's gonna come out right this way. There's
              only one way out.
              DONOHUE: He not gonna go down the alley or something?
              COP 1: Everybody's got to come out this way.
              COP 2: You can't go down here.
              DONOHUE: You're stopping the tree from walking.
              COP 2: Trees don't care.
              COP 3: We'll be glad to help you, but only the press can get through
              DONOHUE: We won't disrupt the press conference.
              COP 3: We understand that, but that's the orders that was given to us and
04:09:19:00   we have to abide by them. (COPS and TREE GANG standing around)
04:10:19:00   (Static shots of people standing around. Bad audio.)
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04:11:36:00   TREEMAN: Right there, across the street, that's his bodyguard.
              GIRL: Wow. You can see four. Pretty impressive.
04:12:00:00   OFF SCREEN VOICE: ...and the housing's gonna' be air conditioned.
              This is a pretty important occasion represents the mayor indicate.
04:12:15:00   OFF SCREEN VOICE: I'd like to mention the organization.The Berger
              Association has HUD House and Interprise Development are gonna be in
              construction soon with 45 scattered seculants and the Near West
              Development Co. along with MCL and ASP Co. are going to be building
              35 scattered.
              OFF SCREEN VOICE: What is, we believe the nation's most innovative
              and promising job training and skill program.
04:13:12:00   (Donohue and blond boy mumbling)
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              DONOHUE: (To treeman) If we do it right out here, we're not disrupting
              what their doing. And there's no access out that way; there's several cars
              there so.
04:14:40:00   MAN SPEAKING: (man on podium at Henry Horner Homes)...housing
              and just as importantly to help pay for the infastructure because the whole
               concept here is to restore the street grid and make this super block a part

              of the, uh, neighbourhood. I'd also like to thank Ernist Gate and the rest of
              the West Haven community, uh, this is a community who, while we, uh,
              had some differences that have to be ironed out, uh, they have always been
              responsive and willing to work with us in terms of accomplishing
              something that we hope to be improvements to the entire neighbourhood
              and we're very appreciative of it, uh, the program that, I'd also like to
              thank Ron Patterson, you've heard a lot about the program that will help
              our residence get jobs. Mr. Patterson had a lot to do with it, uh, I oh to
              would like to thank, BPI as the plantiff of the control case and Habitat as
              the reciever for their assistance in this and of course, lastly, uh, but
              certainly not least and perhaps most important, I'd like to thank
04:15:40:00   Mrs. Vaughn and the residence here who have undergone the conditions
              of Horner, who have began this struggle and who are begining to see it
              today. Lastly I just want to make two points, one, of course, this is about
              good housing but as Mr. Gates says, as the mayor said, uh, this is more
              than housing, this is really about a neighbourhood and for us, I guess it
              means two things: that we were here a year ago when the demolishings
              occur and that we're here today with the beginings of, uh, housing coming
              back, that this is evidence of the credibility that CHA and HUD hope to
              have in the community as we do similar things in other existing public
              housing communities. And lastly, although, even today, even with this
              start, it still seems almost oximoronic to say it, but, I would like to believe
              we're working to a time
04:16:40:00   in which to concepts of CHA and good neighbour can actually be said in
              the same sentence. Uh, this is the down-payment, uh, on that effort.
              Lastly, it's really my pleasure to introduce someone who not only has
              profoundly inpacted on, on, on the way that I look at public housing, when
              I came to HUD I'd already run the New York City Housing Authoritys and
              Los Angelos Housing Authority, uh, you know, I thought I knew some
              things, uh, but, uh, Sec. Cisneros is, uh, someone who really doesn't let
              you remain in the box you're in no matter how big that box is he is
              someone who is always pushing his staff at the edge of the envelope about
              thinking how we can do this better for the benefits of the people that we're
              here to serve, uh, now that I've been away, if I may, for almost a year, I
              get to see it from a different perspective
04:17:40:00   and I even more appreciate the efforts of the secretary has made in this
              time in age when it's not fashionable to be on the side of low-income
              people, when it's not fashionable to talk about the fact that we need more
              money and we need to integrate people more into the larger society, the
              larger society more with low-income and minority people, uh, the
              secretary has continued to make that pitch across the country and to do it
              in a very articulate and persuasive matter. Without further ado, let me
              introduce to you, Sec. of HUD, Henry Cisneros. (crowd claps)
              SEC. CIS: Thanks Joe. Joe, thank you very much. Mayor Daley, senator,
              alderman, Mr. Leven, Mrs. Bone, Mr. Gates, Joe, Edwin, friends of
              Chicago one and all, let me tell you that, on my job, I move around

              America's cities. I've been to all fifty states
04:18:40:00    as secretary of Housing and to 150 cities. And I have to tell you, very
              honestly, having fashions myself as a sort of a student of cities, that
              Chicago is America's most real city. America's most vibrant city. And I
              say that having been to all these places all across America. This is a
              powerhouse of a city. (crowd claps). I also had this conversation with the
              president and with the first lady not too long ago, we were talking
              privately about some of the problems confronting America's cities and we
              talked about just what a powerhouse Chicago is. That strong business that
              influences the whole United States. That vibrant sky-line and waterfront
              and and and architecture is renown world-wide. You have schools that are
              in transformation, neighbourhoods that are real, parishes in in in all parts
              of Chicago,
04:19:40:00    and a mayor who is trying to put all of this together and keep up with the
              change that cities have to confront. Cities cannot stand still. A formula
              for standing still is a formula for falling behind. Cities have only two
              choices, they can either go forward or they can fall backward and I've got
              to tell you, I have come to admire this mayor as one who knows only one
              direction and that is keep moving Chicago forward. Mayor Daley,
              congradulation to you and your leadership. (Crowd applauds) I see in
              Mayor Daley and so many other Chicagoans a kind of a passion for this
              city. If you haven't read the Washington Post Outlook section of Sunday,
              of which had two or three articles on the city of Chicago. I'm not a
              resident of this city. I come from another part of the county, but I was
              almost moved to tears by reading the love that people have for this city
              and their desire and passion to do the right this for this city. What we are
              witnessing today
04:20:40:00    is a continuation of that committment and that committment to change.
              When we were here a year ago, as several have said, people openly
              questioned whether or not bringing down the highrises was the right thing
              to do. Luckily we had neighbourhood leaders like Mrs. Bomme who said,
              'we cannot leave things the way they are.' Leaving these highrises the way
              they were in Henry Horner, in Cabrini, on the State Street corner is not a
              strategy for bringing a city together. Here, on this site at Henry Horner, a
              book was written several years ago called There Are No Children Here. It
              wasn't describing the lack of people of chronological age of children, not
              at all. It was simply saying there are no children because of the loss of
              innocence, the loss of lives, the loss of childhood, the loss of joy that
              happens in these places we have called public housing in our country.
              Here we have a mayor who is willing to call the federal government to a
              partnership and call it
04:21:40:00    to a count to change public housing. We started in Henry Horner, we're
              working in Cabrini, we're working in Robert Taylor, we're working in
              Abler, we're working in Dearborn, we're working in the rest of these
              places because this is not just a one stop effort, this is, what you see today,
              the beginning of a philisophical transformation. The highrises were built

               forty, fifty years ago, they've outlived their usefullness, times have
               changed, it's time to move on and the right thing to do is to create housing
               that is dignified and decent and safe and clean and works for the people
who are starting to get a start on their life in public housing. (crowd applauds) This is not
               a final destination for people, this is a platform from which people can
               launch to a self-sufficient life. We believe that and we're working with
               this mayor and with the city council and with the leaders of Chicago to
               make that so. Today is more than just the demonstration of what new
04:22:40:00 will look like that replaces that. This is much better. But its more than
               that. This is an announcement of how people will have improved schools,
               how there is a Michael Jordan Civic Center nearby and how the city has
               invested in a library nearby and how policing is improved and how people
               are going to have jobs. Already some of the residents that work in this
               development and work on other construction jobs, are people that have
               been put together in a part of an apprenticeship with the unions so that
               they will not only get training and get jobs and get a GED, but the dignity
               of knowing they are working and amassing an income and able to move
               on with their lives. Finally, what you see here today is more than just a
               hand-full of houses in a great American city. What you see here is living
               testimony that we can do this all over America.
04:23:40:00 This is an urban committment to re---- bring back America's cities. I think
               we're on the egde of an historic time in our country in many ways. As we
               near the end of the 20th century, as we welcome in a new century as we
               think about the transformation of the American economy. But I'm here to
               tell you I believe we're on the edge of an historic time for America's
               citites. No institution in America was hurt worst by the economic
               transformation and loss and manufacturing losses of the last years. The
               cities like Chicago had 30% of their jobs in manufacturing. It could help
               it when those jobs began to go off shore and to the south and to the
               suburbs and to disappear completely. The cities were hurt badly; not only
               did they lose their jobs, but they were left with the residue of the crime
               that would stay behind. Now, as the economy has sort itself out, 22
               straight months of under 6% unemployment, 10 1/2_ million new jobs on
               President Clinton's
04:24:40:00 watch and 68% of thoughs good-paying jobs we're starting to see the
               effects of that strong economy and good interest rates and economic
               management come home to America's cities. Things are possible when
               the economy is strong. Things are possible from the lessons we have
               learned. And things are possible when people commit to the cities. It's
               not just Chicago, but I've seen this in Youngstown and I've seen it in
               Newark and I've seen it in Cleaveland and I've seen it in Baltimore. If we
               work together, neighbourhood leader and city leaders, non-profits and
               profit-making companies. If we work together, we can bring America's
               cities back, we can bring our neighbourhood back, we can bring our
               families back and we, in the process, will save our country. This is a very

              powerful testiment of what can be done and I'd like to congradulate and
              thank everybody in Chicago who's working to build this Chicago dream
              but this American dream as well. Thank you very much for allowing me
04:25:40:00   to be here today. (crowd applauds).
              A CITY REP: I've been given the impossible task of opening this thing up
              for questions and answers and asking the press to keep the questions
              locally related. (a question was asked off mic)
              SEC CIS: Well I think Jack kept some good things on his watch as
              Secretary. I had the assignment following it. Among the good things he
              did was end the period of corruption that characterized the Reagan and
              Pierce years of when HUD was characterized by scandle and outright
              corruption and Jack took some steps to put some distance between that
              HUD and the new HUD but there were many other things that he did a
              good deal more to talk about than to actually do.
04:26:40:00   One of those things he talked about endlessly was to sell public housing
              himself to residence. Found out after the fact that after talking about it
              endlessly and making hundreds of speeches, there was one development in
              the whole United States that was sold to a residence management
              corporation. And only three that moved to be sold to the residence
              themselves out of thousands, you have to know the scale we're talking
              about here, we're talking about 3400 housing authourities and 1.4 million
              families who live in public housing. It was a strategy that wasn't viable.
              What we encounted when we came to the office was housing authourity
              after housing authourity that had been allowed to slip into district hair over
              the years under Kemp and Pierce before them while they talked about
              grand schemes. What we did was, we entered a partnership with the
              mayor of Chicago to turn around the Chicago Housing Authourity and
              what you see here and the strategy of bringing down the highrises
04:27:40:00   and of taking over the managment and turning around the finances and
              privatizing section 8 and privatizing management and development is
              something that had happened on this watch so they can talk a whole lot but
              I think what you see here is the result of what we tried to do on President
              Clinton's watch.
              DALEY: I would like to comment on that. The difference is a lot of
              people talk and make conversation about this community. And when
              Henry Cisneros was appointed Sec. of HUD he got away from speaches
              and a lot of conversation and has made decisions in partnership with the
              community in cities all across America. And the difference is, instead of
              having conversation/speaches what you need is decision-makers and that
              is what the diffence HUD has become. HUD has become a decision-
              maker. He has moved that process along and I think that is the difference.
              Instead of talking about a young boy in Henry Horner.
04:28:40:00   And I know, uh, Alderman Barnett or Ernist Gates, Congressman Davis or
              Senator Hendon, you can come out here and do something about it. I
              think that's what we have to tell people. You can come out here and work
              with people and show what people are doing right here in their own

              backyard, in the churches in the schools in the communities and the
              difference is this will be built on President Clinton and Henry Cisneros'
04:29:09:00   DALEY: .Not about the unions .
              PRESS QUESTION: Last week, the Republians largely by the media, I
              must say about how tightly they managed their convention do you agree
              that you shouldn't have to make appologies for the convention?(Inaudible)
              CISNEROS: Well I think you're gonna see an efficiently run convention
              but also one that's very real and I think the first question here today
              focused on how the message is going to go to the neighborhoods and I can
              tell you from conversations from just the last 24 hours with the White
              House that they expect tabinet officers should be here, in Chicago, in the
              community meeting with people, meeting with delegate caucauses,
              meeting with others who are here at the convention but are not delegates
              to talk about the critical issues. Look, this is a big country
04:30:10:00   and there is no realistic way to take all of the differences and passions and
              real problems of the country and hide those under some sort of glass cage.
              It's not gonna happen. The challenges before the American people are too
              real, the times are too difficult. So I think, what you always get from
              Democrats, is a much more real airing of questions and I suspect that
              you'll see that here in Chicago next week. But I think it's gonna be
              positive, I think it's gonna be constructive because we're all working in the
              spirit on trying to solve things and get things done, grow the economy and
              harvest it and try to make it work for people and creating real opportunity
              for everyone.
04:31:07:00   SEC. CISNEROS: Absolutely not. Rev.Jackson has not been locked out
              of the convention, the party or anything else. I have great personal respect
              for rev. Jackson and his positions, and I think he will be immensely
              important in the fall and I believe that he will play a role in the
              conventions. I can't speak to that, I'm not in the internal workings, but
              developing all of the line-up of speakers has not yet occurred and I
              wouldn't be at all surprised if Rev. Jackson plays a part. I think it's too
              early to decide that anybody's been ruled out.
              DALEY MAN: Okay, after, after the benediction we will have a tour of
              the building with the secretary and the mayor.
04:31:57:00   MINISTER: Now may the grace of our Lord and savior Jesus the Christ,
              the love of God, the father, the fellowship and sweet communion of the
              Holy Spirit rest, rule and abide with us all now, hense forth and forever
              more, let the people of God say Amen.
04:32:19:00   DALEY: (greets people as he goes into the new homes. audio is bad)
04:33:19:00   “                                                                        “
04:34:10:00   QUESTION: (in new homes)How much will the rent be here?
              WOMAN IN DRESS: The CHA residents will pay no more than 30% of
              their income for rent in many cases it would be a very nominal amount.
              What we're commenting on is the construction cost because they are
              extremely reasonable for buildings that are soundly built and this attractive

              at 87 thousand a unit.
              QUESTION: How many of these will be for CHA residents?
              WOMAN IN DRESS: All of these homes, as I understand, are intended
              for CHA residents but it will be across a range of incomes so it will be
              households earning anywhere from 0 to 80% of the area median. So it
              will be an opportunity for welfare families to live with people who work
              and to have role models. So...
04:35:10:00   (crowd exits building. audio bad)
04:35:30:00   BILLY: (Tree planting) Mayor Daley and his crew trying to
              gentrify this neighborhood is wrong.
              TREEMAN: That's right!
              BILLY: ... (indecipherable) And all of this is part of a general
              assault on homeless and us poor people is being waged by this
              country. And it's wrong. You know when police get careless on us
              homeless and poor people. You know that gives you an idea of the
              level of assault, the general assault in this society against us period.
              They just threw people off public aid. But uh, they're putting,
              putting people on the street. There are gonna be many, many, many
              more homeless people.
04:36:30:00   Unless action like we're doing now, today, can stop it.
              TREEMAN: That's right.
              BILLY: So let's fight it. Let's give em the fire. Let's show em we're
              real. Let's go to the end with this. That's all I have to say. Thank
              you. (Applause) (Indecipherable) that he and she loves you. I
              would like to let you know that I do. I love you, I love you, and I
              love you, Thank you.
              JOHN DONOHUE: OK Billy, OK Billy.
              BILLY: Hey.
              JOHN: I'm gonna stand here on the side for a minute. Course you
              all you all know Tree man who's putting his leaves in my face. But
              that's OK Tree man. You deserve to be here. (Laughter) Right?
              (Crowd) deserves to be here in the South Loop. (Crowd) In the
04:37:30:00   neighborhoods. (Crowd) And we call Juan Rodriguez the mayor of
              the South Loop. He lived 34 years in that little building just along
              side that big one, and he was pushed out and died recently. 34
              years there. Somebody bought the building raised the rents $100 in
              a week, and 11 Latino families had to move out in 1 week and now
              they're making lofts for the rich. Next door the city gave $2 million
              to keep ___(?) to do $100,000 condominiums there, and didn't set
              aside any for poor people. Down the street they're building town
              homes and they're gonna have 7 bathrooms in them. (Boos) And
              Mayor Daley lives in Central Station to the tune of a $250,000
              home. (Boos) And (?) is trying to (?) single occupancy hotels in
              this area. And
04:38:30:00   (?) has not committed to building housing for homeless families.

              And we have had children in the community homeless and living
              in public housing in Hilliard homes draw the homes that they want
              to live in. Draw their neighborhood. Isn't this art beautiful?
              (Crowd agrees) They have up scaled the South Loop neighborhood
              but they haven't even fixed the drinking fountain in Hilliard homes,
              part of the South Loop, Mayor Daley. (Crowd boos) This is your
              neighborhood. (Boos) So, at this time, we would like to reiterate
              our demands in the South Loop. We want the 1,026 single room
              occupancy dwellings in the South Loop preserved, rehabbed, or
              replaced. (Crowed cheers) Now the city has agreed
04:39:30:00   to build 370 units, but that doesn't add up to 1,026. (Crowd) If they
              start knocking them down they're gonna subtract and not add.
              (Crowd) And we should add to the housing not subtract. Because
              homelessness is because there ain't enough affordable, affordable
04:39:55:00   CROWD: (Protesting, chanting) Open the door Richard!
              WOMAN IN PINK: Richard!
              CROWD: Open the door Richard! Open the door, Richard!
              Richard, why don't you open that door? Open the door, Richard.
              Open the door, Richard. Open the door, Richard. Richard, why
              don't you open that door?
              VOICE IN CROWD: (indecipherable)
              WOMAN IN PINK: (in reaction) Yeah!
              SPEAKER:(indecipherable) last Thursday, some of them. And we
              almost started last night. We have children from Hilliard homes
              and (?) homes from around the city. Are there any children here
              right now that participated in the drawing last Thursday? Any
              moms with children here? (Indecipherable) We had a drawing last
04:40:55:00   down at the Chicago Temple.
              JOHN: And the momma (?) was worth a dinner. C'mon up here
              SPEAKER: C'mon up kids.
              JOHN: C'mon up kids. (Applause) (Indecipherable)
04:41:17:00   SPEAKER: (still tree planting) we need housing. We need
              housing. This is about tomorrow. (Applause) (Indecipherable) But
              they can do an excellent job expressing themselves through the
              VOICE: That's right.
              SPEAKER: (indecipherable) But at six years old they know they
              want a clean building to live in. (applause) what do we want?
              Housing. When do we want it? Now. Housing for the needy not the
04:42:55:00   JOHN: Oh wait a minute, there's a limo, is it Mayor Daley.
              (crowd) Oh maybe it's not. OK.(laughter) After the tree planting,
              with the tree, we got the tree. We got the tree. A silk lilac tree.

             FEMALE VOICE: Yeah.
             MALE VOICE: Yea. We need the boys, we need the boys here.
             Come here. Come here.
             JOHN: (indecipherable)
             TREEMAN: My fellow tree!
             CROWD: 000!
             JOHN: All right (indecipherable)
             TREE MAN: We went out in the forest and got the next best tree
             to me. This is the new tree.
             MALE VOICE: Yes! (applause)
             VOICE: Beautiful. (Tree is being planted.) (applause)
             TREEMAN: We are here Mayor Daley, we have planted our roots.
04:41:17:00 SPEAKER: (still tree planting) We need housing. We need
             housing. This is about tomorrow. (applause) (indecipherable) But
             they can do an excellent job expressing themselves through the
             VOICE: That's right.
             SPEAKER: (indecipherable) But at six years old they know they
             want a clean building to live in. (applause) What do we want?
             Housing. When do we want it? Now. Housing for the needy not the
04:42:55:00 JOHN: Oh wait a minute, there's a limo, is it Mayor Daley.
             (crowd) Oh maybe it's not. OK.(laughter) After the tree planting,
             with the tree, we got the tree. We got the tree. A silk lilac tree.
             FEMALE VOICE: Yeah.
             MALE VOICE: Yea. We need the boys, we need the boys here.
             Come here. Come here.
             JOHN: (indecipherable)
             TREEMAN: My fellow tree!
             CROWD: 000!
             JOHN: All right (indecipherable)
             TREE MAN: We went out in the forest and got the next best tree
             to me. This is the new tree.
             MALE VOICE: Yes! (applause)
             VOICE: Beautiful. (Tree is being planted.) (applause)
             TREEMAN: We are here Mayor Daley, we have planted our roots.
            (crowd joins in) We are here Mayor Daley, we have planted our
             roots. We are here
04:43:55:00 Mayor Daley, we have planted our roots. (clapping.)
             MALE VOICE: Help the kids put the flowers in the dirt. C'mon
             there we go.
             JOHN: I would ask everybody to step back a bit. join hands, and
             while the kids are planting the flowers, we're gonna sing "We Shall
             Overcome." (applause) Alright? Everybody join hands. Everybody
             join hands.
             MALE VOICE: Photographer, reporter, it doesn't matter,

              policemen, anybody's hand.
              JOHN: Everybody join hands, join hands with everybody. Join
              hands with everybody. Wait.
04:44:55:00   (crowd cheers)
              JOHN: And now we're gonna join hands and sing We Shall
              Overcome. (singing) We shall overcome, (with crowd) we shall
              overcome. We shall over come someday. 0h, deep in my heart I do
              believe we shall overcome someday. We shall live together
              we shall live together, we shall live together s
04:45:55:00   Oh, deep in my heart I do believe we shall live together today. We
              shall live in peace, we shall live in peace, we shall live in peace
              someday. Oh, deep in my heart I do believe we shall live in peace
              someday. We shall live in the South Loop,(laughter) we shall live
              in the south Loop,
04:46:55:00   we shall live in the South Loop someday. Oh, deep in my heart,
              Mayor Daley we do believe we shall live in the loop. (crowd
              cheers throughout) What do you want? When do you want it?
              CROWD: Now!
              JOHN: Let's have a big hand for Treeman. (applause) Let's have a
              big hand for the work crew. Let's have a big hand for these
              children. And it didn't cost $12.3 million. It didn't cost anything,
04:47:55:00   Now Mayor Daley, we'll get it donated for you if you build us
              housing. (applause) In your neighborhood.
04:48:04:00   (Crowd sounds, indecipherable talking)
04:48:13:00   (Parade of demonstrators leaving tree planting.)
              MAN: Can I pass? Thank you.
              TWO MEN: (singing) We shall overcome, we shall overcome.
              ANOTHER MAN: I left you something. Here you go.
              WOMAN: Thanks.
              MAN 3: I thought they (?)
              MAN IN CRUSH SHIRT: What are you going to do about the
              picnic? I'll talk you out there, okay? Oh my, God, what ya (?)
04:49:12:00   (Police waiting and standing around)
04:49:33:00   KEYMAN: (In front of St. James hotel holding up keys) Long
              time. I waited for a long time. I mean I waited for three or four
              years straight. You know what it's like when you're cramped in
              somebody's hallway. Maybe they've got a little carpeting on the

              stairs. They've got a radiator. It's warm on the stairs. But now I've
              got door keys. I've got door keys. But I know what it's like for my
              partner. It ain't that nice. When you ain't got nowhere to go.
              Suffering. And you're freezing cold. You're hungry. You're clothes
              don't fit ya. You got nowhere to go, nobody cares. Understand?
              Then God gives you door keys. Understand? It means a lot, pal. If
              you've ever been out there. You know what I'm saying. That's what

              I'm saying, man. It's rough. But I've got door keys, now.
04:50:33:00   You see 'em. That's something to me. I'm somebody, now. I got
              fucking door keys. Nobody can keep me out. My rent is fucking
              paid, too. Understand? And its gonna get better, you watch and
              see. Stick around and you'll see me. That's all I've got to say.
              (walks away to different part of sidewalk)
04:51:08:00   KEYMAN: I worked at Burger King. I got kids off the street.
              Understand what I'm saying? And I prayed a lot. And finally,
              finally I found a guy who believed in me. I went back. I sold
              Streetwise. I went back. I got my driver's license. See things are,
              things are looking up. I've got my driver's license.
              FRIEND OF KEYMAN: What got you out of , what got you out of
              the, out of the hell?
              KEYMAN: I got tired of being down. For so long. I got tired
              people kickin me around. And I prayed hard. I emptied people's
04:52:08:00   I, I did everything that it took. You know. And I stopped drinking.
              I prayed. I went to church. I got my driver's license. Next month
              I'm going to school to get my CDL. I drive an 18 wheeler, 18
              bucks an hour. (el noise) I've got my driver's license. I'm gonna get
              my CDL. Then I'll be somebody. Then I'll come back down here.
              I'll get four or five guys and take them over there and I'll get
              something to eat. And I'll let them know it's the way out. It's the
              way out. It is the way out, it is the way out. You can make it out.
              Uh-huh. My brother died in '91. I thought, I said God why do you
              do this to me? I start drinking heavy. You know liquor, the drugs,
              the whole shot. It took me three years, up until November '95,
              when I finally woke up.
04:53:08:00   And I haven't slept in an alley since then. I haven't slept in an alley
              since then. Finally for a whole year straight I had a roof over my
              head for a long time. Finally for a whole year, you know, you
              FRIEND: Uh-huh.
              KEYMAN: And that's a miracle for me. By God I pray to my God
              to help me. Please. You know what I mean. And now I'm OK. You
              know. I'm grateful. I'm grateful.
              FRIEND: What, what do, what do people got to know about the
              South Loop? That, that the city's doing?
              KEYMAN: The people need to know that the South Loop has been
              politically enterprised that the Mayor and a lot of the aldermen.
              But the South Loop should be for everybody. Not just Maxwell
04:54:08:00   But the whole South Loop. We need a place where we know where
              we can afford, but not just for the poor people, but for everybody. I
              mean all of one (?). You know. And I think the South Loop should
              be based on your income. If you're making 10,000 a month maybe

              you should pay 7,000. If you're only making $30, $30 a month
              maybe you should pay $15. But it should be based upon your
              income so we can all live good. You know? If you make $300 a
              month maybe you should pay $100.
              FRIEND: What's going to happen if people can't live in South
              Loop, near the city?
              KEYMAN: It's going to be ruined. And it's going to be ruined
              because it‟s only going to push the people
04:55:08:00   back to the ghetto. And it's going to push the people to the
              suburbs. What's happening in the suburbs? Drugs. Crime.
              Everything that they've tried to do it, it, it hasn't worked. So we
              need to all live together. And maybe we can come up with some
              kind, some kind of solution. This is what we need right now, you
              know? We don't need to be separated. From what I understand the
              Mayor wants this to be a part of the Upper Middle Class or just for
              the rich. OK? But it hasn't worked. He needs to bring the people
              together. So we can be one core. Because he hasn't been a solution
              to the problem
04:56:08:00   but he's been a solution to his own politics. And his politics don't
              FRIEND: What, what are his politics to you?
              KEYMAN: His politics, to me, is getting what he wants and what
              he wants is for his people to come in, and when I say his people, I
              means his vote, his Meigs Field, his stone wall in the Stadium. He
              wants to beautify this because who lives in the South of the Loop?
              Mayor Daley. Right? He lives right there. You know what I'm
              saying? But the poor people has been here for so many years--the
              South Loop belongs to the people. As a vote. But he wants to push
              us out.
04:57:08:00   Why? Because he wants to beautify his neighborhood or plant a
              tree and flowers. Well, why can't we all be a part of the flowers?
              Why can't we all smell the roses? We want to smell the roses in the
              South Loop.
              FRIEND: How are you going to use your vote in this next
              KEYMAN: I'm going to-
              FRIEND: Are you going to vote?
              KEYMAN: I'm going to vote for the wisest candidate.
              FRIEND: What do you have to say to homeless people about
              KEYMAN: I think homeless people should get out and register.
              Every able body that can walk, and that's of age, especially the
              homeless people. Whether it's Hispanic, White, Black whatever
              you are. But especially the homeless people should get out and let
              their voices, their voices be heard at the polls.
04:58:08:00   FRIEND: And what's that voice saying?

              KEYMAN: That voice is saying that we want our share. Because
              all homeless people hasn't been just homeless. We you got
              homeless people, you're looking at a man .... END

05:00:30:00   KEYMAN: ..I think people of different groups, like the homeless
              coalition, different groups like Bush, different groups like a women for
              women, just every group has been coming together for one unified core to
              come out in this Democratic Convention to let the president, especially the
              president, let them know where we stand with this thing. You know, you
              know, you know, you know, we don‟t need for someone to going our
              lives. We need to going our all lives, but it takes dollars(?) to do that. It
              takes dollars(?) to do that. It is taking dollars(?) away from us like welfare,
              Jesus Christ.
05:01:33:00   KEYMAN: ..You know what they do? You know what they
              do, you know?
              Q: If you had a minute at the convention to talk what will you say up
              there. If you were to come before Clinton just before Clinton and they say
              you know, "It's your turn to talk", what will you tell the delegates they
              need to know its that's most important?
05:01:50:00   KEYMAN: I will tell them, to think of your children.
              Q: ..At the convention when you're coming up before Clinton on
              Thursday, what will you say?
              KEYMAN: I will tell them Republicans and Democrats, we're
              not republicans and we are not democrats, we are people.
              Don't think of eh.. when you think about welfare, don't think
              about those people, because when you hurt those people you
              hurt your daughters. Think about your daughters, your sons,
              think about their social security, because what affects me

              affects them. You're hurting them. Think about your family.
              Think about your children, think about your wife, think about
05:03:10:00   your own family. Because what affects me affects them.
              You're cutting your own family at their knees. When you hurt
              me, you're hurting your family and you're hurting America.
              Don't hurt America. That's what I would to tell him.
05:03:31:00   ANGRY WOMAN: And ya‟ll took our country from us. And this is what
              ya‟ll produce.... Shit! Shit! You all produce shit!
05:03:40:00   ANGRY WOMAN: And now we are trying to stand on our
              feet, ok? Let me tell you what to do-Get the political power ok?
              Clinton is going to win its clear. He ain't nothing but a pig. He
              had fucked women. He had done all kinds of things, he did, I know
              he did, because a woman came up to me when I ...inaudible..
              I put Philomel on the ballot. Do you know that there was a
              black woman on the ballot 1988 and 1992 do you know that? I put
              her on the ballot. And I raised how much money. You allow
              me..you don't know the fuck what you're doing? You don't
              know who you're up against? You ..inaudible.. you think
              they will, they will shoot you. Just because you got white
              skin privelge I'm telling you deal with the realty. You know who is
              going to lead this world?
05:04:32:00   ANGRY WOMAN: Black women, Black women is going to
              lead this world, because the rest of you all don't know the fuck what
              you're doing? That‟s it. It's true. And I'm telling the truth. What you sit
              here talking demostration. They don't give a shit. Nobody even saw you,
              you only have a couple of cameras, they don't give a shit about
              demonstrating here? Demonstrate where they fucking have the
              convention. And get somebody like her, like her, that
              pretty child right there to have some scence and get in and say, Look you
              want to have a convention, you wanna have it but you gonna have it on
              our terms. Don't let them have a convention on their terms? Shit!
              Have it on your terms. Have it on your terms. You wanna fight, I will
              teach you to fight. I have been fighting since I was a kid. I will teach you
              how to fight. Shit
05:05:31:00   ANGRY WOMAN: Are you going to be out on the street?
              Fuck, I told you...INAUDIBLE..
05:05:36:00   INAUDIBLE.. END.
05:06:40:00   Festival of the Opressed/Police waiting/MOS
05:07:00:00   Festival comes in the direction of the Police/MOS.
05:07:48:00   Puppet parade/Festival of the Oppressed/MOS.
05:08:51:00   Puppet parade/Festival of the Oppressed/MOS.
05:09:21:00   Police standing, then turning to walk/MOS
05:09:40:00   Puppet parade/Festival of the Oppressed/MOS.
05:11:36:00   LADY IN BLUE (at table): He was interviewed. I don't know whether
              they used it or not, but they did pick up the mike.
05:11:41:00   GUY IN BLUE (at table): Right, what I'm saying is like Channel 2 and all

              he other channels' cameramen they sort of like uh walked away from it
              yesterday but they glimpsed like at the Treeman but they didn't really take
              note of it until today.
              ED (at table): I think the reason is we were in his face today. I mean we
              were blocking his exit. We were there right up front. And we chose not to
              really do it yesterday because of the nature of the event. It could have
              backfired on us. In terms of work what was going on it just didn't seem
              right to us to go up in his face there. And then they exited in different
              directions yesterday so we couldn't catch up. Today it was a little
              different. I think the newsworthiness is not that we're there, but how close
              we are to him and whether or not we can get somehow to talk to him.
              Because if we're out of the picture, they don't pick up on the just
              conversation with Treeman, they pick up on the conversation Treeman is
              trying to get at the mayor.
              JOHN DONOHUE (at table): Exactly, you gotta be in his face, you gotta
              be there in his face.
              GUY IN BLUE: You know, another good thing about it is that, we beat
05:12:46:00   Daley there this time. So we saw his entrance and were there for his exit.
              ED: Yeah, right by there.
              MARK: Yesterday, another key part was that we got tickets, invitations to
              the Cisneros and to the Daley boat. We went right up and shook their
              hands right as we got in and on the boat. So I mean that we're definitely
              making our presence felt. Well, um, it seems to me that the message, the
              question as we go forward, do we keep the same message? And I think we
              need to think about what that message is and how that ties into Saturday
              too.uh.. Well...
              ED: One of the things the Mayor said today, Mark, is he said when we got
              there and he saw us there and we started talking to him, he says "Keep
              planting those trees. I like to see trees planted." So we're taking that theme
              and we're building for Saturday. We're in fact going to do that right
05:13:41:00   in this neighborhood like he told us to do. You know, and I think that the
              buildup If we do this for the next several days and there are we can get
              coverage, then Saturday could be sizable.
              MARK: OK well, should we turn to the message for Saturday?
              Specifically, Are we caught up on what we've done with the treeman so
              far? Is that enough?
              TIMID GUY: Do we want to evaluate it all? I mean does anybody have
              some things that they would have liked to have seen out of it or not or?
              GUY #1: I think we need to brief our Treeman down on the numbers,
              exact numbers so we're not saying something that uh that's not true.
              JOHN DONOHUE: It's real important that we don't talk about
              homelessness in general. We're talking about a mixed-income community
              south loop for development without displacement. We want 1000 to 1000
              units of single room occupancy hotel protected, rehabbed, or
05:14:42:05   replaced in the South Loop. And 600 units of family housing and 50% of

              the jobs. But the idea is we're not hitting the Democrats. We're hitting
              Daley and the South Loop. And that's really important. And he has told I
              mean you've hit on this a lot , Ron, that he said he would meet with us and
              he has not done it.
              LADY IN BLUE: And I think that the sign that he's carrying should say,
              "Mayor Daley.
              ALL: murmurring
              If I were a tree would you care about me?" so his name would be
              JOHN DONOHUE: They're done. They're done already. We made them.
              TIMID GUY: I would even make if that sign could be bigger.
              JOHN DONOHUE: That sign is too small he needs a mortarboard.
              TREEMAN: You know not even a mortarboard. You know what we
              should do is we should get a burlap thing made like a vest-type thing to go
              know over before I put the headpiece on And have it on the front and the
              back. You know what I'm saying Mark?
              MARK: Well a mortarboard would put it on both sides.
              TREEMAN: OK well a mortarboard I don't care but it does need to be on
05:15:40:01   the front because people come up behind me and tap me on the back and
              I've got to turn around but they look and we saw some of the things and
              they look at the back. We did make up new ones that say "Mayor Daley, If
              I dressed up like a tree would you care about me?" Uh they just got
              through doing a bunch of them so we should get it bigger and on both
              MARK: We could just tie 2 pieces of poster-board together. That would
                do it.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Right.
              TIMID GUY: Any other thing?
              MARK: The other thing that would be good would be to have an all
              purpose press release or some some what is I mean What is… Who is
              treeman? That isn't specific to the first event that we had. I think we were
              sort of short on specific written information.
              GUY #1: On specific what?
              MARK: Well on written information that was detailed that like outlined
              the campaigns goals and so if we really do have a specific message we
              want Treeman to be getting across it would be good to have that specific
              message on a piece of paper to be able to give to everybody.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah and even Treeman has asked us to write that
              down. So he's keying in on the items
              TREEMAN: (unintelligible) somebody write a script for me. Give it to me
              tonight and I'll have it down in my mind.
              GUY #1: And I guess the other thing I guess we should consider I've
05:16:43:00   gotten close to Daley twice and without too much of a hassle, I should be
              handing him a letter with something…
              LADY IN BLUE: Inviting him on Saturday.
              GUY #1:inviting him something. I need to give him something. I mean
              they didn't make the effort that they did yesterday from me getting to him.

              LADY IN BLUE: Well, I think these points here that we mentioned it
              would be good to hand to him. Just these points that he probably has them
              but to keep reminding him of what we want in the South Loop.
              JOHN DOHUE: Remind him but also I think the other part of it. You
              know, meet with us. That‟s our demand meet with us.
              GUY #1: Yeah, the other day, yesterday, and today. Today he ignored me
              more than yesterday.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Fight Back, you know if we don't know only say that
05:17:26:00   but we hand him a letter wherever we are you know. Bam! You know.
05:17:40:00   ED: coughs
              JOHN DONOHUE: In the why, the tree will be planted in the median on
              Wabash in front of the James Saint James hotel because it is one of the
05:18:03:00   buildings I would not say where the city has designated for removal.
              That's not exactly right. They're hoping that somebody will buy it and
              knock it down so they won't be directly involved.
              ED: Wants to see removed. What the city wants to see removed.
              TIMID GUY: What the city wants to see demolished.
              MARK: Yeah, I think I did it because I used the word removal and
              somewhere else I thought had used destruction yeah that's what happened
              I was go into say destroy yeah we can do demolish.
              LADY IN BLUE: Yeah and (phone rings) I don't know if this one makes
              any difference or if there's some drawings that I'm not aware of, but the
              drawings are coming from children from shelters.
              MARK: This building right across the street hear.
05:18:46:00   JOHN DONOHUE: No that's not adjacent.
              MARK: No well not immediately adjacent but sort of in the area was the
              OLD LADY: Are we maybe this can get around both those issues. Are we
              trying to be more specific than we need to be in the why? I mean like
              talking about why exactly there on Wabash. I mean maybe we don't need
              to be...point out the south the St. James and maybe the why should be the
              more broader message.
              MARK: I'll tell you why I put the St. James is just because I was looking
              for the tie to this Tuesday morning's hit that seems to have focused on the
              St. James at least that's what the press picked up so that would continue
              that theme. um.
              TIMID GUY: Why right there at that corner.
              MARK: Right, and that's why I suggest the symbolism of it so that was
              my thinking on it. And John on the…
              OLD LADY: We have to change the low rent because it's not I mean,
05:19:47:00   MARK: Um, but, but this is evidence of what is going to the city sponsor
              will built. So that's we don't have to do it in this case, but I think we
              should think about making an example of that and saying here go, here go
              the first nine families.

              JOHN DONOHUE: That's a very big uh living That's a very big That's a
              very big um, piece of our tour I mean that's one that's one of the places we
              hit on our tour.
              MARK: OK so we'll just take that part out.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah.
              MARK: I'll have to say this tree is different from than what the mayor has
              been doing and that's where it gets complicated.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Right.
              LADY IN BLUE: Isn't there some way to phrase what the actual sign is
              saying into the news release "If I were a tree would you care about me?"
05:20:37:00   in in something that picks up the slogan.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah and the tree would be placing down our roots
              and the tree would symbolize planted there all the low income people and
              the homeless people who live in the community. And we're setting down
              our roots...So here's a permanent symbol Treeman isn't going you know be
              around forever but this tree represents the low income and it's gonna be a
              permanent symbol there... A tree not planted by the city but planted by all
              those people...Homeless and low income.
              LADY IN BLUE: Putting down our roots.
              TIMID GUY: Problems for example the cops were down here when we
              did they walked with you is that right?
              LADY IN BLUE: Yeah they were sitting out there. When we got there
              they were waiting.
05:21:38:00   ED: It is a major problem.
              TIMID GUY: I think carrying that stuff is a major problem and I realize
              you have difficulties in doing that but I think I think I'd say well we gotta
              figure that out because otherwise I I I have a feeling it won't happen.
              ED: It's always been a concern because these things are not light and the
              only other way to do it is if we had a dump truck, literally a dump truck
05:22:00:00   that it fell out of the back and it'd be all over the street.
              TIMID GUY: What if we had a trailer?
              ED: A what?
              TIMID GUY: A trailer. Then you could just drive the trailer to the median
              and dump it or at least get it so you don't have to carry it so you could just
              so you could just.
              GUY#1: One of those U-Hauls?
              TIMID GUY: Yeah, a U-haul open-air trailer.
              MARK: So you could leave the trailer with the dirt and the ties in your
              Catholic Charities lot the night before and just haul it out in the morning.
              TIMID GUY: I just think, I think that if you're walking down Wabash at
              10 o'clock with a railroad tie and the cops already know you're going to be
              doing it. I think they could make it difficult for you. Then you could move
              your ties and you could pick it up and you could pick it up and you
              could...I don't know what they'd do.
              JOHN DONOHUE: That's a good idea a U-Haul trailer. Just tell them that
              just go out there with a U-Haul trailer put it in the trailer.

05:23:01:00   ED: If we have a (unintelligible) cause it's so close. Here we are having a
              picnic afterwards at home. That's what we've been selling.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah, I talk as a matter of fact I talked to St. Lucas
              and Taste of St. Lucas is really a a a lunch for homeless people.
              TRACY: Oh that's what it is.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah that's what it is. And they ask for a ten-dollar
              donation for people who can pay it. But they're gonna have a hundred
              homeless people there and we're going to bring another hundred so I told
              them we'd give them a hundred bucks for the food. They're going to have
              chicken, rice, beans, and salad.
              ED: Perfect. Perfect.
              MARK: And that's at what time?
              JOHN DONOHUE: It's at 1 o'clock but they're going to be feeding all
              afternoon, so whatever time we get there is no problem.
              ALL: Murmur
              JOHN DONOHUE: It's in the yard at St. Lucas atras.
              OLD LADY: Is..Is there any chance that there is a room that they could let
              you use for that …
05:23:52:00   ED: I'll go there and ask.
              JOHN DONOHUE: You know what would be great Ed? If you could get
              them mobilized real early.
              ED: Yeah.
              JOHN DONOHUE: To do something with the ties and uh dirt. Get it out
              in the street.
              OLD LADY: Yeah but if there's I hope that there's 50 of them that's an
              awful lot of people.
              TRACEY: We can't bring it out early.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Just to get them involved some.
              MARK: We‟re throwing this back and forth and there are things we have
              to do not doing the things we've got to be doing. We've got to play this by
              ear. And just hope that we get a good turnout of people from St. James
              who come across the stree and you know join us in this
              ED: OK well do we know anybody at the St. James that we could work
              with in there that we could get flyers to?
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah there is a guy.
              ED: Is there?
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah.
              ED: Don‟t Tony live there? The guys that clean the cars, aren't most of
              them from the St. James?
              JOHN DONOHUE: Yeah they're from the St. James.
05:24:46:00   TREEMAN: They got run out this morning by the way.
              ED: Did they.
              TREEMAN: Yeah
              JOHN DONOHUE: But there's a..there's a guy who works there, I am sure
              of his name.
              MARK and JOHN:Ed has to do that.

              JOHN DONOHUE: Because he is the one who knows the
              ED: But then somebody should go somebody should be, I‟d like to be at
              PGM cause tend to know.
              LADY IN BLUE: Somebody needs to
              JOHN DONOHUE: Could you go to the halfway house in St.
              TIMID GUY: So now we can't do that.
              GUY#1: So now someone needs to drive the truck.
              MARK: Well you're gonna you're gonna be back right Ed? Now, you're
              gonna be back.
              ED: Yeah.
              MARK: The truck the truck is gonna be here, loaded sitting by the side of
              the road ok. Ed is definitely going to be back at what 10:45 ok. We're not
              going to do anything until the buses show up right, because we want the
              people around to protect us and to make the event happen. So assuming
              that when all the buses are here all the staff will be here too.
              ED: No I'm just getting stressed that's all, I'm just getting stressed that's
05:25:46:00   JOHN DONOHUE: What's not gonna work?
              OLD LADY: Well, I think I think it is ok because the truck goes with the
              construction. You're coming back to do the construction.
              ED: Right.
              OLD LADY: You need people to help you.
              ED: Right.
              OLD LADY: But so it's ok for him to drive some where...
              MARK: We're gonna have, we're gonna have a hundred guys off these
              buses who can help you do the construction once we get to that point and I
              ED: But you have to count on some people I mean yeah, you're right.
              GUY #1:Well we're gonna be there.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Well at that point we'll all be there.
              MARK: Well yeah.
              GUY #1: We'll be there for you Ed. We're you're grunts. We're your
              grunts, Ed.
              ALL: Laughing
              MARK: We‟ll allbe standing on the sidewalk and Ed‟s by himself...
              GUY #1: Hurry up the cops are coming.
              MARK: OK so as long as you sort of run the show on the costruction
              we're fine.
              ED: Well just so you know it's basically there're 12 railroad ties. We're
              making a square 2 high. We put them up in a square, we dump the dirt in.
              We get this tree and some flowers, we plant it. I mean the hardest part is
              getting it all off the truck and just loading it. I I thought twice about
              railroad spikes because they're like 9 inches and you have to take a big
              mallet and you have to hammer it in. It'll take forever. I'm not gonna use
              those. I think we'll just use the ties. They're heavy enough because they're

              going to be taken apart anyway. It's not like we're gonna keep it there
              right? So it'll work. It'll work though.
05:27:06:00   JOHN DONOHUE: Are we going to have 12 ties or 8?
              ED: 12 ties I said 12.
              TRACEY: So 3 high?
              MARK: Are we doing it in.
              ED: I was figuring on 12 we should probably just have 8, because 2 high
              is plenty enough.
              JOHN DONOHUE: It‟s enough…and what do we have a tree?
              ED: 3 high gets a little shaky. That could fall.
              JOHN DONOHUE: Do we have a we don't have a tree? Huh?
              TREEMAN: I'll jump in the middle of the dirt.
05:27:34:00   JOHN DONOHUE: Who's
05:27:35:00   ED: I‟ll work on the tree.
              JOHN: You‟ll work on the tree.
              LADY: no making a box of the ties out of the planner.
              ED: Basically we want to train them on some flowers, right.
              MARK: Will Lets imagine how this unfolds sort of step for step
              JOHN: Waint a minute mark you were saying no.
              TIMID GUY: I am nervous ah ah maybe I shouldn‟t be but ...I ... I don‟t
              know having four people doing four things or I don‟t know, I‟m just
              nervous you know It‟s gonna be big deal
              JOHN: it is...yeah.
              TIMID GUY: It‟s a big deal and and I agree it‟s gonna happen like
              everyone is gonna just pitch in and it‟s gonna happen I perfer to plan it
              like I perfer one person like I Perfer Ed to be here at 10:00 know who his
              four people are who he can count on know that at you know 10:47 he is
              in that truck and driving to the corner. Know that at 10:30 all the buses
              are going to arrive, knowing... you know what I mean that‟s... you know
              that‟s all I „m saying. I...But...If that can‟t happen then, then we‟ll just
              kinda of do it...
              JOHN: Where do you see that...
05:28:45:00   JOHN: What time would you get there.
              ED: I could get there at 7:30
              JOHN: You would get there at 7:30
              ED: Yeah
              JOHN: Yeah... umh. Could you recruit
              ED: OK
              JOHN: Ten Guys
              ED: Yeah
              JOHN: Recruit ten definite guys
              ED: Ok
              JOHN: But you would be over there with a couple of other people, Right?
              ED: Right
              JOHN: Two people from Judy‟s place
              ED: Right

              JOHN: You recruit ten people and bring them over and train them
              ED: Okay... On what to do
              JOHN: On what to do
              ED: Exactly
              JOHN: You know
              ED Yeah
              JOHN: You take them out to breakfast
              ED: yeah
              JOHN: you talk about what your going to do, you know?
              ED: Yeah...They get excited..like they...
              JOHN Get them excited, bring them over here, show them the ties, the
              dirt, the place you going to do it, walk them around, you know, you begin
              to build your crew, right? Then at 10:30 everybody comes, here‟s your,
              got your crew. You know who„s gonna do what.
              ED: Okay
              JOHN: Does that sound good?
              ED: Yeah
              TRACY: You like that Mark...
              JOHN: Then somebody else stays back there reving up the troops
              ED: Mark likes that too..
              TIMID GUY: I like that Idea
              JOHN: Huh?
05:29:43:00   ED: Mark likes that idea
              PLANNERS: In audible
              ED: It „s good...it‟s a good suggestion..very good
              TIMID GUY: So lets say that ah... ok lets call this... so Sonny and Tracy
              are at pgm from 7:30 on...
              OLD LADY: Now... Now you have to check with Sonny and Tracy...
05:30:02:00   MARK: I...I think we get everybody down to the site on the sidewalks
              around the median before they show up with their truck and then their tuck
              drives up stops they start pulling the stuff out but they are being watched
              the whole time by all of us
              ED: say that again
              MARK: Right cause then we got some...protection
              ED: Say that again Mark I get the truck with my ten guys
              MARK: You and your ten guys go to the truck but you don‟t come out
              onto wabash until all of us all the spectators are there around that median
              watching you drive up you unload and that gives us a certain amount, one
              it looks good for the event and two it gives us a certain amount of
05:30:48:00   ED: This is a closed bed truck. So the guys could actually be in the truck
              MARK: Sure...and open bed...sure...
              TRACY: maybe...if there‟s room
              MARK: If the police really wanted to be mean they could ticket you for
              that though if you open up and there are ten guys standing in the back
              PLANNERS: (responding, In audible)

              ED: Alright, Then they‟re not in the truck
              TIMID GUY: I would say they…
              TRACY VO:. Then they could walk from here.
              TIMID GUY: That the people who turn out should come to the coalition
              for the homeless should come upstairs inside be in here and then leave
              here at 10:55
              MARK:... and we walk down
              ED: Then he would come out...
              TIMID GUY: You wait and Ed your just waiting for them to be the
              ED: I‟m just waiting for them, I mean...actually somebody should give me
              a signal that they are all there right? How would I know
              ALL: Talking at once.
05:31:02:00   The CCH meeting still goes on –what people say are unclear
05:32:53:00   (outside)
              ED: what we‟re going to do is when the wood ties come off when the
              regular ties come off you know set up and order in squares then you guys
              take you shovels and get on the truck and …… the dirt into the square.
              And then the guys with the rakes will start raking it all neat, ok? so once
              we‟ve got to wait for after the wood ties get down and then to the square
              and then shovels it. It won‟t take very long at all. Ok? And then you‟ll
              take the shovels with you when you go over to wait for the truck to come.
              No beyond the truck, no beyond the van you‟ll be right before the St.
              James hotel with your shovels, ok?
05:34:25:00   (inside)
              JOHN: Let me have your attention just for a minute. I am John Donohue
              for those who don‟t know me, the director of the Chicago Coalition for the
              Homeless. And some of you I know, some of you I don‟t but.. Thanks a
              lot for coming out today. Our idea today is to you know we‟ve been
              having this campaign in the South Loop because Mayor Daley moved in a
              block away. Since he moved in, they want to do upscale hosing, 100,000
              condominiums, right down the street they‟re doing town homes where
              there are going to have three to seven bathrooms. And they want to knock
              down single room occupancy hotels which is housing for a lot of people
              right? For us, right? So today we‟re going to plan a tree right in front of
              the St. James hotel which is in danger hotel. They zoned that for
              commercial use they want somebody to knock the hotel down and put a
              grocery store there.
05:35:38:00   WOMAN: What‟s they gonna do about 300 people staying there?
              JOHN: that‟s right, exactly. Well… not 300 people, there is186 rooms in
              the St. James hotel all right? So exactly, what you gonna do about the
              people who maybe they aren‟t there today, but could use that hotel
              tomorrow if they make enough money selling Street Wise or wiping down
              JOHN: Exactly.

05:36:03:00   JOHN: So what we‟re saying is we fired campaign we‟ve got built two
              sing room occupancy hotels in the South Loop, one by Lakefront SRO and
              one by Central City Housing Ventures. Central City Housing Ventures is
              just for Oakbrown(?). But that‟s only 730 units. If they knocked down the
              rest of the hotels in the area, that‟ll be 1,000 units for out and we only get
              730 back. That don‟t add up. We shouldn‟t be subtracting from housing in
              this city. We should be adding.
05:36:39:00   JOHN: Now, the point we want to make today is Mayor Daley spent 12.3
              million dollars on trees. And in a few minutes, we‟ll show you Treeman.
              Treeman is a homeless guy who dresses up like a tree and for the next 2
              weeks, he‟s going to be in Mayor Daley‟s face.
              PEOPLE: Good! All right!
              JOHN: and he‟s going to have a sign on, he‟s going to have a sign on, it
              says, “Do I have to dress up like a tree for you to care about me, Mayor
              PEOPLE: Amen! All right!
              JOHN: Right? The other point I wanted to make is there is going to be
              some press out there.
05:37:25:00   JOHN: The group is going to march down on the sidewalk, stay on the
              sidewalk until the truck‟s comes down the street with trees, flowers, the
              railroad ties, and dirt, right? And then you‟re going walk to the street.
              We‟re going to drive the truck right up on the median and start planting
              the trees. Now, there could be some police there, right?
              MAN: Do we have a permit?
05:38:00:00   JOHN: We do not have a permit.
              MAN: Oh, oh.
              JOHN: We‟ve not asked for a permit. Now, listen to this. Listen to this.
              Nobody is going to get arrested. If the police say get off the street, get off
              the street. If they say can‟t plant it here, can‟t plant it here. Now, some of
              us, some of US, you guys just get out of the way and stay on the sidewalk.
              Some of us might get arrested because we want to plant that tree, but you
              guys just play cool, don‟t get involved. We don‟t want any homeless
              person to get arrested, all right? That‟s our deal now.
              PEOPLE: All right.
              JOHN: And don‟t just don‟t get excited, „ah…‟ just play cool, you know,
              ok? Some of us might, you know, hit tree, you know. But we‟re ready for
              it, ok?
              PEOPLE: ok.
              JOHN: We can do it, but you guys…
05:39:00:00   JOHN: And after everything‟s over, after everything‟s over, we‟re going
              to Taste of St. Lucas.
              PEOPLE: Yeh!
              JOHN: We‟re gonna have buses, we‟re gonna drive you out there, we‟re
              gonna wait, we‟re gonna bring you back to wherever you going, North
              side, Southside, Westside, shelter… we‟re gonna drop you off, ok?
              PEOPLE: Ok.

              JOHN: And lunch is going to be rice, chicken, and salad…
              PEOPLE: YEH!!
              SONGLADY: No hotdog! All right!
              JOHN: Right, no hotdog! Let me say something..
              SONGLADY: No hotdog!
              ANOTHER WOMAN: I guess we‟re tired of hotdog.
              SONGLADY: OK.
              JOHN: Does anybody have questions?
              SONGLADY: When do we start?
              JOHN: We start, we „re gonna plant the tree at 11 o‟clock. It‟s 10:20. At
              10:30, we‟ll go downstairs and we‟ll just get together, ok?
              SONGLADY: What‟s that theme? Uh…. What do we want, um…. What
              do we want, homeless, when do we want it, now.
              JOHN: I‟m gonna present my friend Ron.
05:40:05:00   TREEMAN: Here is what we want. I‟m also a homeless person just like
              you. I come here to volunteer and to my work. What we want to do is we
              want to make an impact that we want to be accepted in Mayor Daley‟s
              neighborhood. We have tight to live in this neighborhood. We have a right
              for housing in this neighborhood. We have a right…..(unclear). And it was
              our neighborhood before it was Mayor Daley‟s. He came….(unclear). So
              we know that. The obvious thins we want to do is have enthusiasm form
              out heart. And like John was saying you know thee are some people who
              are organized. Don‟t worry about that. Just be yourself. Stay what‟s in
              your heart, what‟s in your heart because you want affordable place to live,
              you want a job, and you want to be accepted in neighborhood. And does
              everybody have to dress up like tree to be accepted by Mayor Daley?
              PEOPLE: NO!
              TREEMAN: Meanwhile, you‟ll meet the treeman. He‟ll be there. He‟s the
              one who believes in….(unclear)..if I had to dress up like tree,…(unclear)
              no reason he‟s gonna like me.
05:41:03:00   Obviously, he spent 11.3 million dollars for one week, for trees and
              flowers for the Democrat Convention where he could house awful lot of
              people. We want the voice to be heard. We want the neighbor know we
              are here this morning.
              PEOPLE: YEH!!!
              JOHN: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              JOHN: WHEN DO WE WANT IT!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              JOHN: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              JOHN: WHEN DO WE WANT IT!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              JOHN: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              JOHN: WHEN DO WE WANT IT!

              PEOPLE: NOW!
              JOHN: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              JOHN: WHEN DO WE WANT IT!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              JOHN: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              JOHN: WHEN DO WE WANT IT!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              JOHN: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              JOHN: WHEN DO WE WANT IT!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              YOU OPEN THAT DOOR.
              YOU OPEN THAT DOOR.
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              YOU OPEN THAT DOOR.
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              PEOPLE: HOSES!
              PEOPLE: NOW!
              YOU OPEN THAT DOOR.
              SONGLADY: YO, GO!!!
05:42:57:00   JOHN: Save your voice, save your voice. I think we‟re gonna need your
              voice. There is one more.
              JOHN: I WANT A J.O.B. SO I CAN E.A.T.
              PEOPLE: I WANT A J.O.B. SO I CAN E.A.T.
              PEOPLE: I WANT A J.O.B. SO I CAN E.A.T.

              People talking and chanting while there’re waiting for going out.

05:45:00:00   Outside of shelter men walking out of the door.

05:45:36:00   P: (Loud Chanting) (Not clear what they are saying)
              ………What We Want… NOW…OPEN THE DOOR!!!
              OPEN THE DOOR.. open the door……

05:46:06:00   lady speaking to others about tree planting

              LADY: We are in the middle here and we want you to plant your roots.
              P: Amen
              LADY: We have designated tree planters. There‟s going to be putting
              down their roots right out here in the middle of, of the street here.
              Homeless men, women with children single adults
              P: AMEN
              LADY: .. and women and especially children. This is where we gonna put
              down our roots and send a message.
              P: Right Here
              LADY: Right here. So let‟s do some chanting and some singing now.
              P: OKAY
              LADY: Where‟s our song leader?
                     (some people finding their song leader)
              SONGLADY: I don‟t know the song. (She takes megaphone)
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!!!
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              P: HOUSES.
05:47:00:00   P: NOW!
              SONGLADY & P: (Singing SONg) Open The door Richard, Richard why
              don‟t you open that door. Open the door Richard. Richard why don‟t you
              open that door?
              P: HOUSES
              P: NOW!!!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!

              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              SONGLADY & P: (Singing SONg) Open The door Richard, Richard why
              don‟t you open that door. Open the door Richard. Richard why don‟t you
              open that door?
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              SONGLADY & P: (Singing SONg) YOU Open The door Richard,
              Richard why don‟t you open that door.
05:48:00:00   Open the door Richard. Richard why don‟t you open that door?
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              SONGLADY & P: (Singing SONg) Open The door…

              SongLady and people are now chanting and singing another thing

              SONGLADY & P: J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              SONGLADY & P: I NEED A J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.
              SONGLADY & P: I NEED A J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              THE NEEDY

05:49:00:00   END OF THE GREEDY

              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!

              SONGLADY: WHEN?
              P: NOW
              SONGLADY: WHAT YOU WANT?
              P: HOUSES!
              SONGLADY: WHEN?
              P: NOW

              SONGLADY & P: I NEED A J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.
              SONGLADY & P: I NEED A J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.

              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              P: HOUSES!!
              SONGLADY: AND…… cut off for next shot

              Treeman in front of housing

05:49:35:00   HARDHAT: Guys doing good…. In housing…


05:49:43:00   VANLADY: lets go, it‟s a shitty job.
              HARDHAT: yeah.
              VANLADY: I didn‟t even wear socks today. Shit what kinda shit is this?
              Cow shit?
              HARDHAT: Pork
05:50:00:00   VANLADY: HORSE?
              VANLADY: no
              HARDHAT: Who knows.

              (Van and noises in the street) (mumbling)

              VANLADY: Where are we exiting?
              VANGIRL: Straight out where we came.
              VANLADY: Before you guys right?
              VANGIRL: After.

              VANGIRL: We are going to get the guys…
              VANLADY: That are getting the tree?
              VANGIRL: Yeah

              (van and traffic noises)

              (Protestors in the street protesting)

              HARDHAT: Come on lets go.
              VANGIRL: You wait.

              Guys come to van and remove trees from van

              (protestors still in background)

              HARDHAT: COME ON Pull them off!

              (Clapping and shuffling of equipment taken off truck) (Protestors still

00:51:00:00   HARDHAT: Come on! Come on!
              CONST: One at a time!

              CONST: Pull that tree, step back.

              (Still hear protestors chanting)

              CONST: Hold it Hold it.

              HARDHAT: Come on. Somebody grab another one.

              HARDHAT: Come on! Come on!

              CONST: Lets go!

              CONST: Step back

00:52:00:00   (Still Hearing Protestors in Background)
              Guys still taking trees off truck
              (A lot of commotion from the construction guys taking trees off truck)

00:53:00:00   guys are still putting dirt in ground from truck
              (Protestors are still protesting)

              SONGLADY&P: WE NEED A J.O.B. SO WE CAN E.A.T.
              WE NEED A J.O.B. SO WE CAN E.A.T.

              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!

              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!


              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!

              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              NOT JAIL.
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              NOT FOR THE GREEDY

              SONGLADY: WHAT DO WE WANT?
              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!

              P: HOUSES!!
              P: NOW!
              SONGLADY & P: I NEED A J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.
              SONGLADY & P: I NEED A J.O.B SO I CAN E.A.T.

              Stopped at 05;58;13;00

06:00:40:00  ROBIN: walking down the street - camera follows
             walking - sign that says outside building that says “Polling Place Colegia
             Electoral”. Robin enters building in which she is going to vote
06:02:13:00 ROBIN: in building walking towards desk from which she is going to
             pick her vote. Camera on Robin while waiting in line
             Robin says “good morning” to the people that handle the voting procedure
             and submits her papers. They give it back to her. Puts it in envelope.
             Camera pans to people looking at the registration books (Zoom in) at
             books and out to man handing paper to Robin.
 06:04:35:00 ROBIN: talks with men at registration desk. Tells her where to sign. She
             signs. Walks towards “hidden” stand to vote
06:05:35:00 CU of ROBIN behind stand
             Robin walks away from stand. Camera tracks showing back of stands back
             again to Robin submitting her vote. She walks out of the building.
             Q. How do you feel today? What did you just do?
             ROBIN: Well, I just voted for the first time in a number of years. I feel
             good about it. I feel like maybe if enough people came out to vote some
             changes will be made, maybe some things being done that let politicians
             know that people are coming out to vote, that they are concerned about the
             things going on. um Basically to change things.
             Q. How does this compared um to at Daleys‟ house?
              ROBIN:Ah It was different. That was a power thing too, but this is a
             power thing that as an individual I made a difference where at Mayor
             Daleys‟ it was a group of people together. So I feel like as an individual
             here I made a
06:06:45:00 difference today just my one little vote counted you know for something.
             A lot of people feel that 1 vote doesn‟t count and I think it does. Thanks.

              ROBIN: You're welcome. Bye bye.
              (She turns around and leaves).

              Interview with Robin LeFleur-(Second Part)(There are parts of interview

06:07:00:00   ROBIN: Most women, when they go through a divorce. A lot of people I
              know have gone. They start becoming, they are in the poverty level of
              income and that shouldn‟t be like that. It shouldn‟t be like that with
              Q: Uh, tell me what did you think about the protest that you were involved
              ROBIN: I thought it was great. Oh, the protest I thought the protest was
              great because the only thing that I really regret is that Mayor Daley didn‟t
              walk out of his door. Because I would like to meet him face to face and
              let him know, “How are you doing sir? I was one of those people outside
              your house picketing. I‟m one of those women with homeless children
              living in the city that you are doing nothing to help. I want him to know.
              I want him to know that my children are one of those that the lawsuit
              going against his Board of Education. I‟m one of the plaintiffs, I want him
              to know this. I would like to shake his hand and let him know what I think
              about his Board of Education.
06:08:00:00   R: And the way he runs this city, and the fact that if you don‟t have
              money, you don‟t count as far as he goes. I bet you if I was Michael
              Jordan‟s wife he‟d be all in my face. Okay, but the fact that I‟m a
              homeless woman who is over here that you‟ve never heard of. I don‟t
              Q: Umm, well, this is the same, but how did you feel about taking part?
              R: I enjoyed it. I felt, I felt, like I had done something great. I felt I had
              done something by being a small part of it. It made me felt like I counted
              for something. Like, you know, somebody is going to see this and maybe
              he‟ll see it. So, if he ever sees me walking down the street, he‟ll know...
              Q: Part, part of what?
              R: About being part of that protest at the Mayor‟s house. I felt, I just wish
              we could‟ve found out exactly which house was his so I could‟ve rang his
              bell you know. But I just felt really good about that. I felt that it did, you
              know, a lot of people said, “Maybe you didn‟t do anything?” Maybe to
              you we didn‟t do anything. But I felt I really did something. I felt I did
              more than a lot of people do.
              R: By just being there, by having my kids out there. Cause what that‟s
              teaching, not only do we have to protest but I was teaching my children to
              stand up for your rights. If you feel you deserve it then you you demand
              it. Don‟t let anybody tell you what you deserve. You stand up and
              demand what you deserve.
              Q: Which protest were you at?
              R: That was the one at Mayor Daley‟s house.

              Q: And what happened? What happened that day?
              R: (Laughs) That was good. Policemen came out you know and because
              all the film crews were out there and everything they kept, you know they
              really don‟t want us out there but um The tree man was there. My
              children were flower children and ummm, everybody uh had picket signs.
              And god, it was, uh and it was really great.
              Interview ended incomplete.)

06:09:35:00   INTERVIEWER: (off screen) Could you tell me briefly about the story of
              NY Times? JOHN DONOHUE: (at desk) Well, after we did try the
              Treeman out there a few times, (unintelligible). And it was the Saturday
              that we were going to do our uh tree planting actually the Friday before.
              so, she called me and said um, NY Times wants to get some shots of the
              Treeman. I said, well, it‟s perfect tomorrow morning, we will plant a tree
              and come to us. She said it was deadline and they‟d like to do it early
              morning. And we said, well, why don‟t they just come to our tree
              planting, and she said they said they can‟t. So after we talked about it for
              a while, then they finally said that, ah, well, he's in too much exposure
              already, so forget about
06:10:35:00   it. So we never got to see NY Times, except, I don‟t know if you know
              this, but in NY Times we were mentioned, in the Sunday magazine, do
              you know that?
                              INTERVIEWER: No
              JOHN DONOHUE: There was a whole story on old mayor Daley,
              new mayor Daley, and in the headline to that story was our piece on
              Treeman, just before the convention.
              INTERVIEWER: OK
              JOHN DONOHUE: OK
06:11:11:00   Welcome to the convention sign (Important)
06:11:51:00   (End of Convention sign footage)
06:11:52:00   BILL CLINTON: (at national convention) more and more of our people,
              chance to live their dreams, that is why the flame of our statue of liberty
              like the Olympic flame carried all across America by thousands citizen
              people, If we want to build that bridge into the twenty-first century we
              have to be able to say loud and clear, do You believe in the values of the
              Constitution? The Bill of Rights? The Declaration of Independence? If
              you're willing to work hard and play by the rules, then you are part of our
              family....(applause) You cheer now because you know this is true. You
              know this is
06:12:55:00   true. When you walk out of this hall, think about it. We still have too
              many Americans who give into their fears of those who are different from
              them. Not so long ago, Swastikas were painted on the doors of some
              African American members of our Special Forces at Fort Bragg. Folks,
              for those of you who don't know what they do, the Special Forces are just

            what the name says, they are Special Forces. If I walk off this stage
            tonight and called them on the telephone and tell them to go halfway
            around the world and risk their lives for you and be there by tomorrow at
            noon, they will do it. They do not deserve to have swastikas on their
            doors.(applause) Look around you.... Look around you. (There is a
            sentence I here I could not hear because of cheering) I'm telling you I
            believe in
06:13:55:   working hard and playing by the rules. I'm sure enough to work tomorrow,
            I'm building that bridge into the twenty first century. Let me make a
            promise, let us in short, do the work that is before us, so then when our
            time here is over, we will all watch the sun go down as we all must, and
            say truly, we
06:15:00:00 have prepared our children for the dawn. My fellow Americans, after
            these four good, hard years, I still believe in a
            place called home, a place called America. (Leaves stage) (applause)

06:15:42:00   (Crowd reaction and cheering to the speech.)

06:15:49:00   Al g. and Bill C. on stage
06:17:29:00   Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Family walk onto the stage

06:17:30:00    (Crowd reaction more cheering!)
06:19:36:00   (Balloon drop! And more cheering)

06:21:34:00   1996 (CU) DNC Sign (Good Video)(Bad Audio/of no use)

06:21:49:00   Bill Clinton on the Big Screen No dialogue (Good Video Clip)

06:22:03:00   Delegates dancing to gospel music.

06:22:16:00   Woman in red, white and blue sequined hat

06:22:47:00   Reporter on DNC Floor (Jump Cut) (may use for short video clip)

06:23:13:00   (VOICE OF MALE: over ABC and NBC News boxes)....strong and also
              the helpless father we have asked that you help us feed the people as we
              challenge through ____ that we might do justice that we might love
              mercy and we might....(Audio and video clip can be used separately.)

06:23:57:00   Bill Clinton: (on the big screen against guns, then at podium) Under the
              current law, thousands of people, even those who have wielded weapons
              in their assault but were convicted of misdemeanors can still buy
              handguns with potentially deadly consequences. I believe strongly in the
              right of Americans to own guns. I have used them as a hunter with great
              joy. But make no mistake; those who threaten the safety of others do not
              deserve our trust. If you're convicted of a felony, you shouldn't have one.
              If you're a fugitive from the law, you shouldn't have a gun. If you're
              stalking or harassing women or children, you shouldn't have a gun. And if
              you commit an act of violence against your spouse and your child, you
              shouldn't have a gun. (Leaves podium)

06:24:56:19   Arkansas Delegate sign (Video w/music-no dialogue)

06:25:13:16   Illinois Delegate sign ((Video w/music-no dialogue)

06:25:30:10   Macarena Dancing (Video w/music-no dialogue)

06:25:54:12   Outside the United Center ((Video w/music-no dialogue)

06:26:18:25   Woman w/bear on hat (Video w/music-no dialogue)
06:26:55:00   crowd in united center hall(crowd noise)

06:28:17:00   Convention floor with union members (MOS - Video w/music-no

06:28:47:25   Preparing the United Center

06:29:30:00   CU of Video screen preparing the United Center

06:30:59:04   Woman delegate dancing (Holding Colorado sign)
06:31:33:11   people talking to news camera/various people in hall

06:32:46:00   GAY POLITICIAN: (speaking to audience) I came home to get my fix of
              politics and newspapers and I never thought I be able get in and I didn‟t
              really-I don‟t think I said it‟s cause I am gay I wouldn‟t get in.
              I just figured it was going to be tough and being gay on top of it going to
              be hard and I‟m one of those people I just can‟t do something and not let
              them know I‟m gay and it just runs against the grain of who I am and so

              I‟ve had an interesting ride from the day I walked stepped into
              Washington DC being openly gay and I can tell you I had a lot more
              backlash in Congress than I did at the White House almost at the White
              House it fells like I when further because they are so much more open to it
              and they do judge you on your merits. Its-its-its there‟s all kinds different
              of people but you are judged on your merits um so that‟s one piece of it.
              The access to the inclusion that we feel as working here and um that other
              people feel. I‟ve had people call me up and say I've got this problem and
              they were almost drop dead when I called them back from the White
              House. That someone actually called them back to talk to them about
              some of these problems. On top of that, there‟s the whole list of
              accomplishments that the President has done. There‟s many firsts I wrote
06:33:46:00   down on the way in
              We were having breakfast. I thought well maybe I was thinking of a
              couple and as I kept going I was thinking the list goes on and on. He was
              the first president to order um direct the federal agencies and departments
              to um write nondiscrimination policies for sexual orientation. He was the
              first president issue executive orders for security clearances for which
              none of us would be working, unless we were in the closet but if we were
              to go to any event which was political and ever talk about being gay, that
              would be grounds for dismissal at least to hold up our security clearance.
              I still know people that are trying to get security clearances that are mired
              in the old-you know trying to get out old court cases that they are in trying
              to get government to change and that was changed right away and that‟s
              significant. That‟s very significant. That allows us to come to the table
              and talk about our issues because before you couldn‟t unless you said well
              I have a friend who is bothered by this issue or my friends or my friends
              hear that the gay and lesbians want something. Now I can
06:34:46:00   just say: I‟m gay and you know me.
              So don‟t tell me that what they‟re telling you, you believe because there is
              no way that I would do telling you what gay and lesbians do. Um and he
              was the first sitting president to ever endorse um gay and lesbian civil
              rights legislation. Um there are over 100 openly gay and appointees that
              meet all the time with the President, Vice President. They come to the
              White House-have meetings-its open and in their positions, not only do
              they talk about gay and lesbian specific um issues, but they can bring gays
              and lesbians into the issues they work on-whether its labor or justice or
              immigration. They are at the table and a lot of them are at very high
              positions. Where they have a lot of pull and sweat and they are able to
              bring it in and talk about gay and lesbians issues in their everyday work.
              Um President Clinton is the first sitting president to ever appoint an
              openly lesbian federal judge-Deborah Batts in New York. First time ever.
06:35:57:00   Um he has spoken out against homophobia by using the word. He said
              gay and lesbian. He said our names openly-several times. Um he‟s the
              first president to appoint a liaison which now Richard‟s taken over.
              Marsha Scott was there before. Now Richard‟s taken over there. I was

              lucky to be able to work there with Marsha, which was an interesting and
              rewarding job I did there. He allowed open lesbians to sit at the health
              abbacy meting in policy formulations for the first time ever. He had them
              in the White House to talk about lesbian health issues and then they
              followed up with policy formulation meetings where their voices were
              heard for the first time. Um he held the first White House conference on
              HIV and AIDS which we were all three a big part of and he started the
              first office of AIDS housing at HUD to make sure discrimination against
              people with AIDS in housing specifically was enforced.
06:36:58:00   That‟s what I could do off the top of my head for breakfast. There‟s many
              other things though and I brought the list and I think one of the main
              points of the accomplishments is when I first came to the White House,
              someone asked me: How do you really feel? How do you really feel about
              the President? Now you‟re going to be working. You‟re going to have to
              go out and talk to people and I said what everyone else says: I‟m mad at
              this, I‟m mad at this, I think he‟s lying about this, I‟m pissed off like
              everyone about that and we sat down and talked about certain issues and
              what really happened and I think that when you talk about certain issues
              with people the one thing that a lot of times happens is that we don‟t stand
              up, we are used to. President Clinton is not a leader and is a homophobic.
              And I'll stop and I‟ll say: Excuse me, what did you say? And if you stop
              them and
06:37:58:00   say that‟s not true, usually they could bring up say three things that he
              hasn‟t done. But you stop and say, name three things he has done and
              people stop and say you‟re right. I can‟t think of one thing. Why is that? I
              don‟t know. I‟m not a psychologist. I don‟t know why they can‟t name
              three things. I know cause I was pissed off too. I won‟t sit here and lie
              and say I was happy about them too. But I know that there has been such
              an enormous change. And I think that it is important that when we hear
              people talking like that, we stop them. You don‟t have to beat them up.
              Just say wait. Lets really talk about this. And go into a few points. A lot
              of them will say: I didn‟t know that-I didn‟t know this-I didn‟t know that.
              And they are actually surprised at all he has done. So I think that‟s
              number one that people have to remember that I don‟t think there‟s
              nothing to be embarrassed about-the Clinton record.
06:38:58:00   He has a great record. Have we gotten everything? No. Can we do more
              there? Yes. Because he will listen to us and we are they‟re working with
              him. But I think what we have to stop doing is just sitting back and
              letting them take the lead. On these issues, that goes right into our second
              when we talk about values. Every time we bring up values in gay and
              lesbian groups, everyone cringes. Oh no-don‟t talk about values. Oh my
              God! We‟re not talking about the family values the way the religious
              right talk about family values and the republicans talk about family values.
06:39:27:00   We‟re talking about opportunity, responsibility, leadership-things like that.
              And you know what? We have those. So we can talk about them.
              There‟s nothing wrong with talking about values. And we‟ve stopped.

              We‟ve let the other side take the message-once again. And we do not use
              values. I have values just like Pat Robinson has values. He may not think
              I do, but I do. And I am just as responsible. I go to work everyday. I pay
              my bills. I pay my taxes and I don‟t bother anyone else. I don‟t steal from
              And I think by us avoiding the values talk, we devoid the values and that‟s
              a big problem that we‟re having in the campaign. That where are the
              values? Why aren‟t they talking about values? They‟re great on policy.
              They‟re great on fixing things. And even if you like what we‟re talking
              about, they don‟t have values attached to it. And we do have values. We
              just don‟t put them out to prove that we have them because we‟re OK. We
              know we have values. But you know what? We do have to put them out
              there and we do have to talk about them. And we have to take back the
              stolen rhetoric that they have taken from us. Because they own it now. It
              seems to me that if I wanted values, I should go join the Republican party
              because instantly I‟ll have values. Or if I went ahead and joined the
              Christian Coalition, instantly I‟d have values. And we know all that‟s not
              true. So it‟s important that when we talk about, we don‟t cringe and step
                               (Camera pans to audience, speech breaks up and ends)
06:40:53:00   GAY POLITICIAN: (camera pans in crowd) They keep saying this guy is
              a jerk, I don‟t‟ care what he says about me and let them attack me people
              say I didn‟t know gays or lesbians looked like that if you....
00:41:18:00   MALE VOICE: (gay issues) the office of ---- and reach out too people of
              all ages, that means don‟t stay within your group and I think this could be
              even expanded too everyone, people of different colors, ages religion and.
06:41:28:28   HRC Sign (Can use for an Intro to the event or leave as intro for

06:41:30:00   ELIZABETH BIRCH: (hallway HRC) yeah do you want too oh? Can you
              stand a little bit over here so that you and I are sort of talking O.K. I‟m
              Elizabeth Bir..oohh is this on camera
              I‟m Elizabeth Birch executive director of the Human Rights Campaign in
              Washington D.C…. The Human Rights Campaign is an organization
              founded in the early 1980‟s and at that time… is actually it was a pack
              that was a political action committee since then it has grown into a large
              mainstream political force in this country…
06:42:05:00   We‟ve gone in just this last year from 80,000 members to 200,000
              members what is most important is that the Human Rights Campaign has
              burst into a new formula. It is no longer enough to just have muscled
              capability in Washington DC in terms of a lobbying team its got to be
              coupled with the grass roots. And that has never effectively been built in
              the gay and lesbian movement in America
              and that is what we are going to build…

              Well the future is that we have to continue to get are organizations to work
              very well together. We just had a wonderful experience at the republican
              national convention where all the national organization and a few local
              ones came together under the umbrella of voices ‟96… We all set up a
06:43:08:00   center together and worked really closely. And that was great and we
              need to do more of that. But were never ever going to move forward in
              this country again if we don‟t marry really smart campaign techniques,
              great lobbying skills cutting edge political know how with thousands and
              thousands of voices. The Human Rights Campaign will have about a
              million members about the year 2,000
06:43:34:00   That is our goal. When you can marry constructive power with regular
              people saying what they need as American‟s with great lobbying
              techniques that is the way you get things done in this country and we‟ve
              never built it and we need to build it now.
06:43:52:00   (End of Speech for Elizabeth)

06:43:53:00   Camera Pans the HRC luncheon (MOS) (No sound)

06:44:15:00   HARVEY F: (GAY ACTOR) you have the wrong person. I haven‟t seen
              nothing jet.... wait what have I seen the young people (partner
              interrupts)oh yeah very good answer
              What have I seen…? That was a very good answer… you see that‟s why
              he is here… The young people with training sent out across America to
              organize I think some amazing program we‟ve got to turn it over to the
              next generation and I‟m very excited to see them here the generation have
              to be ready and the guy‟s and gal‟s ready all and it‟s very exciting to see
              them here working and trained with HIC money… If nothing else the next
              generation will be ready.
06:45:50:00   (End of Harvey Feinstein)
06:45:09:00   COLONEL: (in lobby) I think what always surprising me is how much
              power there is in the gay community… how much enthusiasm how
              motivated we are as a community and as a group… We are the future and
              we are really a part of that whole process. I mean It‟s hard not to look
              back on the beginnings of the civil rights movement and saying this is the
              beginning of another civil rights movement and it happens to be one that
              we very much are involved with and that were sort of the early pioneers
              and that‟s fine.
06:45:56:00   (End of Colonel‟s speech)
06:45:56:00   GAY COUPLE, GUY1: (sitting at table) in hotel lounge What advice
              would we give to younger gays as far as.... What was it? If they wanted to
              live in an open relationship? Just to try ah try and be concerned about each
              other and the love that you have for each other and and try and deal with
              all the ahr fear and the the bashing.... the words ahr .... all of the.... the
              stuff that comes to you from everywhere, the media, billboards,

              everywhere you look, everywhere you stand it‟s there and it‟s telling you
              you‟re not part of it. And it very easily can destroy what you have .... but
              if you just if you‟re really in love and you really care about each other you
              just try very hard to push that in the background because you are in a
              perimeter anyway so you might as well just decide well, if I have to stay
              here I might as well make the best of it
06:46:51:00   GUY2: you almost have to .... ah .... when you are in a relationship, think
              of it as just a relationship and forget about.... that you‟re gay cause that
              could really tear on you and wear on you when you.... when you focus on
              the fact that you‟re gay and that other people are watching.... and
              thinking about you as gay the best thing to do is just.... between yourselves
              just think of it as a relationship as a relationship to another person just like
              anybody else.... it makes it a lot easier.... (Other guy cuts his sentence)
06:47:24:00   GUY1: especially if you don‟t have a great deal of family involved in
              it....and we don't ahr .... and that makes it very difficult.... I would very
              much like to feel like the sort of the daughter in law to his parents, but
              they don‟t care for gayness and they don‟t care for me and.... eh.... and I
              miss that I‟d like that sort of bigger family feeling and we both between us
              have a lot of family members.... and there is very few ahm that really deal
              with us as.... not even gay people.... just as human beings, there are very
              few that are well past that we‟re just John and Ryan we‟re married and
              that‟s it....
              you know and a few that.... that kinda get over the gayness but most of
              them can‟t.... but they never will, so we don‟t try and ask them to
              anymore, we just go about our business.... And.... live our lives because
              we are the most important thing to each other
              GUY 2: It is important to work on them but the most important thing is to
              focus on the other person.... that‟s the most difficult challenge any
              relationship, no matter what the marriage, who you‟re married too or what
              the relationship is, is to work on .... continuously work on the
06:48:24:00   relationship (other guy cuts sentence .... .not understandable...)
              GUY1: when thinks really get rough with us.... our big thing is.... our
              number one thing is leaving is not a option
              GUY2: ride it out....
              Interviewer: marriage ceremony.... ?
              GUY2: yes we have some horrendous pictures too.... hehehe ... (not
              understandable).... no we got, had,....a union in Chicago .... if I remember
              a church just up on Belmont (other guy cuts in)
              GUY1; Metropolitan Community Church
              GUY2: up on Belmont.... it was in May and it was extremely hot, we wore
              baby-blue tuxedos....
              GUY1: can u imagine baby-blue tuxedos.... With.... this was in 1978....
              afros oh god I‟d give anything to do those pictures over
              GUY2: bell-bottoms.... had blue champagne for the the reception, there
06:49:22:00   was a real nice real small crowd of course.
              (End Gay Couple)

06:49:22:19   ELISABETH BIRCH: (HRC awards Elisabeth at podium)
              unconstitutional, ridiculous, defensive, (??not understandable..chat) .... I
              wanna tell you that we have got to help our friends and not hurt our
              adversary and we understand the politics of this moment.... But....
              everyone in this country better start understanding our politics.... (crowd
              cheers).... we are.... we are nothing short than gifts from god, we‟re very
              magnificent people and we deserve everything this country has to offer
              including (people cheer)
06:50:15:00   marriage.... I‟d like to welcome you to the Human Rights Campaign
              equality awards.... ahr .... this event is the second event that kicks off
              outvote 96 and as you know this weekend is gonna be packed with
              incredible skills building and workshops and networking opportunities and
              we‟ve got the very very best from around the country to share their skills
              with you.... ahm .... but tonight we also gonna recognize a few very very
              beloved people ahm .... who have helped us straight and gay lead our pack,
              give us light, give us hope in this country. I‟d like to bring back our
              treasure Harvey Firestein .... ahm .... as you know in addition to his
              incredible career as a playwright ahm Harvey has been a livelong activist
              and one thing about Harvey is, he is understood throughout his life all
              parts of the political continuum, ahm,
06:51:16:00   these days we can see him most notably in Independence Day (crowd is
              cheering) doing a wonderful performance (crowd cheering) ahm and on a
              personal note ahm, I just wanna mention that.... ahm .... by pure
              coincidence.... em .... I came to be the mentor, the legal mentor to
              Harvey‟s young cousin Adena Hillbird when she started at my law-
              school.... so Harvey come and take us through
              these incredible awards.... ! (Crowd cheers, she leaves frame).
06:52:16:00   HARVEY F: She is the highest ranking officer ever discharged from the
              armed services because of the military policy of discrimination against gay
              and lesbian service members.... that‟s right.... after 26 years in the army,
              earning a brown star for her services as nurse in Vietnam, she was
              separated to the army reserves in 1992 after answering honestly, when the
              military asked if she were a lesbian, she has fought the discharge ever
              since and won reinstatement to the national guard in 1994...(crowd
06:53:05:00   cheers .... she continuos to serve while that decision is under appeal ..
              appeal .... Newt stop it....(crowd cheers) he‟s always sucking up to
              someone ....(crowd cheers) .... dignify that‟s what they said.... her story of
              courage and integrity is a lesson and inspiration. She stood up for herself
              and for our community and she continuos to present a brave and dignified
              answer to the lies and the cowardness that marked the military‟s policy of
              discrimination.... the first equality award is presented to Colonel
06:53:58:00   Margeretha Carmela! .... (crowd cheers, Harvey leaves the stage).
              (End Harvey‟s Introduction)

06:54:38:00   Colonel: Before I say anything else I do need to make a correction (crowd
              cheers).... one of many.... (crowd).... it‟s not Newt under there
              .... (crowd cheers).... it was Glen Close .... (Crowd).... hehhe .... not Meryl
              Streep.... no sometimes we have... unusual opportunities .... ahr .... I
              thought that mine was going to be to go to Washington and be a general....
              ahr in uniform...., and ah once ah had, I had completed my service there to
              go to Congress and say hey guys u know we worked together for all these
06:55:30:00   and I need to tell you that I am a lesbian, .... didn‟t quite happen that way,
              because they asked first .... and .... I thought that people were judged on
              their, the work that they did and the reputation and the character of who
              they are, and found out that that was not the case and.... ahr .... as a result
              was separated from the military.... ahm .... being honest .... ah .... even
              though I was very old , was very late in my career.... ahm .... but my case
              will verify that I‟m very old and that I‟m very dense and so it took me a
              while to figure it out, and so by the time.... ah .... I was.... ah .... had been
              in the service for over 23 years and the question came up.... ahr .... I had
              figured out that I was a lesbian.... ahm .... But.... I was just going to have
              this little private discussion with the military.... and we were gonna change
              the policy and (laughing crowd).... it just was not gonna be any big deal....
              ahm .... (Crowd).... And.... er.... sometimes you know you don‟t realize....
              ahr .... w
06:56:40:00   What .... your words .... or .... what ... impact .... ahr .... something that
              you say might have .... . And on times I look back and I think you know
              there is no way that I could have ever .... taken this journey .... if I had
              known in advance .... ahm .... any of the things that I have learned along
              the way .... ahr .... because you do learn taking one step at the time, and
              what you learned is .... that the cost of freedom sometimes means that you
              do have to settle with the past .... ahr .... before you can take that new step
              and walk forward and proudly and you know to .... to find a cause .... ahr
              .... I lost the opportunity, I thought, to be a general in the military .... ahr
              .... and instead .... ahm found that what I‟ve gained in terms of personal
              freedom .... and the need to continue to speak not only on behalf of the
              rights of gays and lesbians in America and in the world, but it has also
              made me more cognicent of how we as a society discriminate against
              anyone who is
06:57:45:00   different and that we have to be so careful, not you know be insular in how
              we look forward and trying to change society for a better world tomorrow,
              but that we are part of that society and that we each have an
              opportunity.... ahr .... in our own ways, we may not even know what that is
              at the moment .... ahr .... and for me 3 years ago I was honored by the
              Human Rights Campaign Fond .. at that time .... ahr .... with an award ....
              ahr .... that said Soldier of Freedom .... and .... the award today is sort of
              an affirmation .... that I will continue to be a soldier of freedom ....
              working for Human Rights for Civil Rights for all of us, and what ever
              small way that I can and I hope that, you know, as each of us leaves this

              place and this week, and .... ahr ..... of the appealing .... ahm you know....
              united and together and that we have that .... that common call that we
              really know that each one of us makes a significant contribution as we go
              out and speak out on behalf of
06:58:35:00   the civil rights of everyone .... thank you very much....(she leaves the
              stage)..(Crowd cheers)
06:59:16:00   (End of Colonel speech, Clip ends with Feinstein returning to the podium)
06:59:19:00   (Video and Sound end at this point)

07:02:25:00    ANTI PHELP”S ACTIVISTS:(protesters with sign, on street) pretty much
              off key ....but the one woman does have a loud booming voice that I would
              give her..
              Fred Phelps is a Baptist preacher from Topeka Kansas, who is notorious
              for picketing the funerals of people who have died of aids. Umm Him and
              his following which is basically his family members go out from city to
              city protesting pride parades and are here today to protest us and we are
              here to protest them .... (other guy) they drive here we live here.... yeah ....
              yeah there where here for our pride parade as well so this is          their
              second time in like 3 months, we feel almost privileged.
07:03:05:00   BLUE-SHIRT MAN: (bystander anti-gay protest corner of Wacker and
              State) What I can't believe is this little girl is standing in here and her
              parents are teaching her to hate already, it's horrible-
              STRIPE-SHIRT WOMAN (bystander): At the same time you have god
              you have 'god chose (man interrupting) She doesn‟t understand (the?
              luganis)? let the (greenest) go' whatever--I can't believe at the same time
              they're talking of god you know they're so intolerant you know, it's kinda
              unbelievable actually I mean.
              BLUE-SHIRT MAN: God would kick over these moneychanger tables
              and kick them out of his temple!
              STRIPE-SHIRT WOMAN: So, alright, that's it.
              (The two walk OS)
07:05:36:00   PHELPS WOMAN: (protesting across hotel) Some people, and I assume

              that includes you, who think that you can violate the laws of God and man
              and nature, and get a whole bunch of people to agree with you because
              they‟ve turned their back on god and that that‟s gonna change the essential
              nature of what‟s going on here: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with
              womankind, it is abomination.‟ It's that simple. You can-this country is on
              the brink of deciding whether it is going the way of Sodom and Gomorrah
              or not and we can not spit in the face of God and expect um that this
              country will endure. That's all. And all we're doin‟ is preachin‟ to you,
              reminding you, we're reminding you that there's a God in heaven and that
              there‟s a day of accountability, a day of reckoning, and it is the Judgement
              of God like it says in Romans 1:32: 'It‟s the Righteous Judgement of God
              that they which commit such things are worthy of death;'
07:06:36:00   but they- they not only go ahead and do it --that would be those people
              who participate in the activity--but that would also include those people
              who take pleasure or promote or support such people, it‟s pretty simple.
              And God doesn‟t change and there‟s no plebiscite with God, you know
              plebiscite? There‟s no vote -plebiscite--
              INTERVIEWER OS: yaa, OK
              PHELPS WOMAN: -There‟s no vote in this matter, God doesn‟t change,
              He says,
07:07:36:00   „I am the Lord. I change not.‟ The Judgement of God is the same from
              age to age, just becuz fags come bustin‟ out of the closet every now and
              again it dunt change anything. And whether you can get every person,
              every human being who sucks air to go along with it, it dunt change it.
              INTERVIEWER (OS): what would you say to those who say that God is
              a Loving God and a Forgiving God?
              PHELPS WOMAN: He is a Loving God and a Forgiving God --to those
              who repent and return to serving Him,
              He is a Loving God and a Forgiving God but the Wrath and Judgment of
              God that is spelled out in scripture my goodness! All you need to do is
              read the last two or three chapters of Deuteronomy where He says to
              Moses that "You go and tell the children of Israel that after you die they‟re
              gonna start serving other gods and these are the things I‟m gonna do to
              `em" and he spells it out -the Wrath of God -you can say that about Him
              being a Loving God but if you know the scriptures
              if you have -if you -if you even did something as simple as get a computer
              program called quickverse and you put in such words as mercy love
              compassion any such words that are words that talk about those attributes
              of God, you will find that they are there about a third as often as those
              words that have to do with His Jealousy, His Wrath, His Vengeance, uh
              His Judgment and so on.
07:08:36:00   It‟s no question, God is Loving and Forgiving to His Own. And that‟s all.
              Otherwise you- the Wrath of God is spelled out in no uncertain terms and -
              -did you ever read Genesis 19 do you even know about Sodom and
              Gomorrah? Do you think something‟s changed between then and now?
              From Genesis, the first chapter of the Bible, to the last chapter of the

             Bible, this issue is all one way, it's not even aclose question. Jude -the
             second second to the last book of the bible, Jude says, -like --Jude is a
             very short book, it‟s one chapter so you can find this real easily because I
             don‟t remember which verse it is, but it says that those that like those like
             Sodom and Gomorrah going after strange flesh, that they- they incur or
             whatever the Wrath of God,
07:09:36:00 it's a good verse and I should know it and I just don't recall it you know as
             I should right now, but you can find it.
              (Through interview she holds signs that read: Flee the wrath to come Lk
             3:7; and „Save the Gerbils‟ with a man bent over, a gerbil)
07:09:53:00 PIERCED-LIP GERMAN (bystander): I don‟t know man, I think its too
             much, you can‟t say anything like that. Did you know that those pink
             signs were used in the Third Reich for gays who were in concentration
             camps yeah and I don‟t think they should allow anything like that, I mean
             they they should have the right to say what they think. But I‟m from
             Germany. I‟m German so I feel kinda, I don‟t know, feel like it‟s not
             what they‟re supposed to be doing.
             HEAVY-ACCENT GIRL: Yeah... stupid, yeah, (laughs, shrugs).
             MAN (OS then pan): Not very good singers either.
07:11:09:00 CANDACE GINGRICH: Ok, well um this is the Human Rights
             Campaign, it‟s the first time that we‟ve ever attempted a national
             convention and campaign training and so what we‟ve done here in
             Chicago is brought together this weekend activists who want to make a
             difference on campaigns and experts in the field, um who are gonna share
             with us their knowledge and skills um in everything in fundraising to
             developing a message, to how to get out the votes out on election day. For
             too long I believe our community has been disengaged, um there‟s a belief
             that nobody that was a politician cared, that it wouldn‟t make a difference
             so why bother? Um people were realizing that this campaign year and the
             people we elect are gonna determine the direction this country goes into
             for the next millennium. and it‟s in our best interest to take the country out
             of the scary peoples‟ hands, out of the Pat Buchanan's, out of the Christian
             Coalition hands, um, and get our country back on the track of what it was
             founded on, you know
             fairness, equal opportunity for all people.
 07:12:09:00 INTERVIEWER (OS): Can you introduce yourself, how you got
             CANDACE GINGRICH: Sure, my name is Candace Gingrich and um
             currently I‟m spokesperson for HRC's voter mobilization project, and I got
             involved after the election in „94, couple of different reasons, one because
             it scared me, um I saw the people I considered my champions weren‟t in
             control anymore and um couldn‟t take their support and their being
             successful for granted anymore, and also since my brother became
             Speaker of the House, I was asked in an interview whether or not I was
             gay and had no reason to lie. I was not ashamed of who I was so I came
             out and luckily that led to Elizabeth Birch approaching me and asking me

              if I‟d work with HRC and I did.
07:13:09:00   And I couldn't be happier to be an engaged, involved active person.
07:13:15:00   CANDACE GINGRICH (in new shot): ….accommodating people and the
              human rights campaign does (have) a PAC and we do work on and
              contribute to people‟s campaigns, but what we‟re doing this weekend
              specifically is giving people from all across the country the skills that they
              can use in their own communities to walk into a campaign office and
              make a difference whether it‟s a city council member or whether it‟s a
              presidential race.
              INTERVIEWER (OS): What kind of issues are you hoping will make a
              difference that you hope that they spread out?
              GINCRICH: UIm well certainly for me anyhow one of the main criteria is
              that they treat gays and lesbian Americans and believe that we should have
              the full rights and responsibilities as non-gay people. Um in our country
              today we‟re second class citizens, in 41 states you can be fired simply for
              being gay, you can be denied a mortgage, be denied a loan, and most
              people in our country think that's wrong, and it‟s a matter of mobilizing
              people to take a personal part in making sure that that gets changed.
07:14:31:00   ELIZABETH BIRCH (at podium): It‟s my pleasure to introduce a hero,
              what man- what many of you may not know, is that in this, one of the
              most toxic congresses in memory, at this moment, at the beginning of this
              convention, the Human Rights Coalition with help of our coalition
              partners and heroes like Carol Mosely Braun, we have defeated every anti-
              gay and every anti-gay initiative this (congress? CLAP ROAR)….
              Senseless gay-baiting ploy which is the Defense of Marriage Act we went
              to this Senator for strategy, so we‟re gonna battle that thing to the end. Let
              me tell you one more thing that is a little known fact in our community,
              the most reliable voting record, the most heroic voting record among one
              constituency group in the congress is the Black Democratic Congressional
              Caucus...(ROAR)...it doesn‟t even bear saying but just for the record
              this Senator our hero has a hundred percent voting record and for her
              heroic leadership on this and many many issues near and dear to our
              hearts, um
              Senator Mosely Braun, I'd like to present you with HRC‟s civil rights
              award… (ROAR)
              (both still as podium)
07:16:49:00   CAROL MOSELY BRAUN (OS): What a wonderful (birthday) I wish
              my son Matthew was here, I shoulda brought him with I don‟t know why I
07:17:17:00   CAROL MOSELY BRAUN (at podium): ...next time too that‟s right..on a
              serious note and I -I have I have scripted remarks, my staff is not gonna be
              surprised by this. I‟m not gonna use my speech, I you know-I thought
              about it this afternoon as I was getting ready to start my evening events uh
              get around and I thought what did I really want to communicate, what did
              I really want to say? And it occurred to me that probably the most
              important point in the struggle that we all face together is that it really is

              essentially a struggle to define what liberty means in our time. You know
              in life when you have to fight for something when you have to struggle for
              something, that sometimes makes it just that much more precious, just that
              much more dear to you.
07:18:17:00   And as an African American woman, having lived through the struggle for
              civil rights and for equal rights, and to become part of this American
              dream, to make the constitution and the Declaration of Independence
              which Martin Luther King at one time called the Declaration of Intent- to
              make those things real, was a struggle which my parents fought, and they
              fought and they marched and they the filed lawsuits and they went through
              the same kinda thing we‟re going through now on these issues. In order to
              achieve the fundamentals of human dignity in the context of this
              democracy. And so because I grew up watching that struggle, this
              struggle for human rights, for people whose sexual orientation Pat
07:19:17:00   Buchanan may not understand (LAUGH ROAR) but this struggle for
              human rights and for human dignity is just that also, it is a struggle to
              make the Declaration of Independence not just a Declaration of Intent but
              a Declaration of what the American character really is about, a Declaration
              that defines liberty as being of the people and for the people and by the
              people, and that the people in this great country have the opportunity to be
              who and what they are, to live in freedom, to enjoy liberty, to enjoy civil
              rights and equal protection of the law. It's just that simple.
07:20:17:00   (ROAR)
              BRAUN (OS): ...and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act does not make
              any sense to me either! (ROAR)
              (OS).. you will help to move the agenda forward and to enlighten our
              people and speak the truth to them that--
              (OS)..for reaching outside of yourselves to make the case for liberty for
              for equal rights under the law, you are carrying a banner and you are
              fighting a struggle and fighting the fight for an awful lot of people...
07:21:17:00   fear can do one of two things it can irritate or energize that‟s what you‟ve
              done and in giving of yourselves giving up yourselves on behalf of this
              cause which is essentially a cause for justice is essentially a cause for
              equality under the law in so doing you have
              distinguished yourselves as true patriots in the classical sense of the word
              because a patriot is a person who gives of themselves to make their
              country live up to that country‟s ideals, and if the Declaration of
              Independence, if our preamble to our constitution are to have meaning for
              all the people in these times—
07:22:17:00   (ROAR)....
07:23:00:00   BRAUN (on camera interview): …um because its important to be here
              um to to celebrate this struggle to to to let people know that they‟re not
              alone and that that there are voices in the United States Senate and in the
              United States Congress uh for making our Declaration of Independence a
              reality and not just a Declaration of Intent.

07:23:25:00   ALEXANDER ROBINSON: (on camera interview): Hi I‟m Alexander
              Robinson, I‟m from Washington D.C., uh I‟m one of the presenters this
              weekend I‟m gonna talk about framing the issues and how to make our
              issues winning issues. I‟m sorta a political activist and junkie. I uh am a
              lobbyist with the American Civil Liberties Union and I lobby on gay and
              lesbian rights and AIDS issues. I‟m pretty active in the community and
              I‟m just here to make sure that everyone‟s energized and out and voting
              this year this this election year because it‟s a very serious election for us,
              and I think a whole lot‟s at stake and we need to be ready to defeat those
              who uh who aren‟t supporting our issues, and vote in good candidates like
              the ones we heard from today.
07:24:21:00   JAMES C. PEMBROKE, JR: (at desk) My name is James C. Pembroke
              Jr., and I represent the claim of James King and the lawsuit of James King
              vs. state board of elections, et al. INTERVIEWER: (off screen) Umm,
              could you concisely describe Uh, the lawsuit and umm the result of the
              JCP, JR: Sure. Umm, the lawsuit was brought by James King back 19, uh
              February of ‟95 against the state board elections for racially
              gerrymandering uh, the fourth congressional district. Umm, and after a
              trial in December of 1995 a court rendered opinion that ruled against Mr.
              King. Umm, essentially the court said that umm, even though the
07:25:21:00   district is a race-based classification, it still will stand because it meets
              umm the court‟s guidelines for being narrowly tailored under the
              constitution. And at this point uh, Mr. King has taken
              uh an appeal to the Supreme Court and that was filed in July of this year.
07:25:30:00   INTERVIEWER: …get to be… Gibberish…. Gibberish…
              JCP, JR: Well, … During the trial Mr. King expressed umm… a couple
              reasons, well I think mainly one reason why the district had to be re-
              drawn. And that is because it‟s simply morally offensive to those of us
              who know better umm, in regard to umm, how the government should be
              acting. Umm, essentially what we have is the government saying, "well,
              doing things on the basis of race is okay," and umm, when you do that, I
              think you‟re telling people the wrong thing, you‟re giving the wrong
              message because the government does set an example. So that‟s mainly,
              that‟s the precise reason why Mr. King brought the suit.
07:26:30:00   INTERVIEWER: It wasn‟t umm… Did it have, did it have less to do with
              umm, did it, it had nothing to do with not wanting certain people to be, to
              be uh, to be represented. I mean not Latinos, but I mean like Gutierres or
              anything like that, that had anything to do with, you know deciding upon
              who should be the representative, just wanting to define the community
              differently? That‟s something we talked about on the phone a little bit…
              JCP, JR: Umm…(pause)
              INTERVIEWER: It's some...
              JCP, JR: Right, well, sure. (Pause) When you, when you draw districts
              like this, what you end up doing is breaking up communities. Because if
              you‟re, cause, (pause), in Chicago, communities are not necessarily drawn

              or exist on the basis of race alone. So, if you‟re going to be drawing
              districts on the basis of race, you‟re going to end up with splitting those
              people who form a community, umm, and
07:27:30:00   that‟s not right either, umm but, technically, I mean, (pause) I‟m not sure
              if it‟s, umm, a technical point or not, but Mr. King, ya‟ know, his main,
              uh, his main umm, complaint about the district was that‟s it‟s just morally
              offensive, umm, he had standing because he lived in the district, umm but
              it‟s not as if it were a politically motivated suit. Umm, he has nothing
              against Congressman Guteirres, and if once the district‟s redrawn,
              Gutierres wins, that‟s fine, I mean, more power to him actually. Umm, but
              it turns out that we can‟t be sending the wrong message. And that‟s what
              this district does.
              INTERVIEWER: Umm, (Can we mix up the shots a bit?)
              CAMERA PERSON: Yeah.
              INTERVIEWER: Uh…(pause)
07:28:30:00   JCP, JR: M‟not sure, umm, one of the, one of the bad,
              one of the bad things about this district is it breaks up communities, umm,
              what else does it do?
              INTERVIEWER: Well, I‟m a I‟m a just concerned about umm, if a, if, if,
              if, it‟s about minorities being represented, whether, whether it‟s ethnic or
              racial or political, or political minorities being represented umm, you're
              saying it‟s a bad message, umm, it‟s like uh, cause the constitution kinda
              guarantees the protection of, the protect… guarantees for the protection of
              the losers in a, in a, in a, in a, race with minorities, no matter what they are
              right? You are….
              JCP, JR: (laughs) Well I‟m not so sure we can say that it guarantees the
              rights of the losers, it guarantees right of minor, minorities under the law.
              So, (pause) because you‟re a loser, it doesn‟t necessarily make you a
              minority, and because you‟re a minority, doesn‟t necessarily make you a
              INTERVIEWER: I ,I mean loser in a, you know, the election…
              JCP, JR: Oh, well you‟re right, meaning yeah, not having enough number.
              Okay, fine, sure. (pause) Umm, alright
07:29:30:00   So what‟s the question again?
              INTERVIEWER: Umm, I guess if that minorities, ethnic or otherwise,
              uh, feel they‟re being restricted, in their access to government, if you‟re
              not being represented properly, in some way, umm, uh, is it, do you, do
              you and your client feel that it‟s the government‟s job to help them be
              properly represented then?
              JCP, JR: Okay. The primacy of your question is that… that some, that
              minorities don‟t feel like they‟re adequately being represented by the
              government, okay. Let‟s, let‟s start out with a general proposition. I don‟t
              think anybody feels like they‟re being adequately being represented by
              their government, whether white, black, or Hispanic, whatever. Okay.
              now, if you go to minority groups… they… for whatever…uh, they

              because of… umm, discrimination, past discrimination, feel that they‟re
              not being adequately represented. Umm, now…
07:30:30:00   that may or may not be true. And what we have to look at, at least in the
              court of law, is whether or not there‟s been proven past discrimination.
              Now actually, that was the state of the law before 1982. After 1982 the
              Voter Rights Act was changed to say that wherever the population is
              sufficiently numerous, and geographically compact, and that there‟s white
              racial block voting to prevent the minorities‟ candidate of choice of being
              elected, and there‟s cohesiveness among the minorities, then they are
              entitled to a district. That‟s the law. That‟s the Voting Rights Act. That
              makes a lot of sense. Okay. Now, what you‟ll note is that part of Voting
              Rights Act says, geographically numerous, well, geographically compact
              and numerous. Now compactness is
              the problem here. Okay…
07:31:30:00   Mr. King is not saying that…a district shouldn't be drawn whether the
              minority is compact, where you don‟t have to break up communities…
              where you don‟t have to draw crazy lines… and where you don‟t have to
              let everybody know that we‟re going out of our way to provide a racial
              remedy. So… in so far as the Voting Rights Act does provide a remedy for
              minority groups, and that you interpret compactness to mean compactness,
              I believe that that is a fair remedy for… umm minority groups who feel,
              who, who can prove that, in a court of law, that they‟re, y‟ know, that
              they‟re entitled to have the district drawn up on their behalf.
              INTERVIEWER: You don‟t feel that uh this district meets that criteria?
              JCP, JR: No. Not at all. This, this the Fourth
07:32:30:00   Congressional District does not meet the criteria of the Voting Rights Act
              properly interpreted under the Equal Protection Clause.
              INTERVIEWER: That was as concise as you can get right there.
              JCP, JR: …Is feeding the fire, of racism…now…(pause) we would never
              say that racism is dead. And so long as there are certain groups, who think
              that, or because of their failures and weaknesses…always need a
              scapegoat, racism will always persist. But all these are people doing and
              they don‟t realize is just feeding the fire, they‟re making it worse. And the
              only way to, to uh make the situation better is to do what we can to
              eliminate racial, qualifica…racial qualifications, racial umm,
              dis…distinctions, within, with eh, (stutter), in the
              very least, in the government. And that‟s what this about because this is
              government action. Umm…
              INTERVIEWER: That‟s something that I…..
              INTERVIEWER: Gibberish….
07:33:30:00   JCP, JR: Well, if I…I…If I got…I‟d like to make a comment
               about your, you, you, you‟ve added specter of proportional representation
              as, umm, I guess as an alternative to drawing districts on the basis of race.
              And certainly Lonnie Guenire is a big proponent of that. Umm, yet,
              first…that presumes that people want to elect the same type person they
              are to government. They may not necessarily want to do that. If it's... if

              times are tough, they want a, they want somebody who‟s strong, who may
              be different from them. And they‟re entitled to elect somebody who‟s
              different from them. And if you enact proportional representation in some
              way, you„re forcing people to elect people who are the same as they are.
              Okay. Number two, if you get into proportional representation, you‟re
              going to have all sorts of crazy groups getting elected.
07:34:30:00   Okay. And that, in this country is not necessarily a good thing. And I think
              essentially you‟d have an exacerbation of the racism problem, and
              prejudice. Because not only are you gonna get, you know, minorities their
              own representatives, but you‟re going to get the white racist their own
              representatives, and that is the last thing that we need.
              INTERVIEWER: In your…
07:35:00:00   INTERVIEWER: My name is Maria Valdez.
              MARIA VALDEZ: (at desk) Laughs. My name is Maria Valdez. I‟m a
              staff attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational
              Fund, in Chicago.
              INTERVIEWER: Thanks. Umm, uh, I guess from what I‟ve been reading
              and the research I‟ve done, it seems like umm, MALÖMALDEF?
              MV: Yes.
              INTERVIEWER: That's a good way to put it? Has fought to increase
              Latino majority wards in the city? In the past and uh, has supported the
              boundaries of the current court 4th congressional district?
              MV: Yes, we supported the boundaries, and we litigated the boundaries in
              INTERVIEWER: Umm, do you feel that issues that are uh, important to
              Latinos have been umm, ignored in the past before re-mapping?
              MV: The issues important to Latinos, unfortunately have only been
              important to Latinos, and have been ignored by the white majority that's in
              power whether that's in the city, the county, the state, or the federal
              government. So it falls upon organizations like MALDEF,
07:36:00:00   which ah, represents Latino interests almost exclusively to advocate and
              litigate for those interests that are important to the Latino community.
              INTERVIEWER: Umm, what would you say were and continue to be
              some of those issues?
              MV: Well, some of the more important issues, in particular in the city of
              Chicago are issues relating to education. Uh, BI-lingual education; one of
              the most umm, the, the biggest
              problem facing Latino students right now is the issue of over-crowding.
              Because of the high population, the dense population in the Latino areas,
              the current schools just can't, uh, lemme, uh, start over, start over again. I
              know on videotape we can do this. Let‟s go over okay
              INTERVIEWER: Whatever the issues were and are?
              MV: Right. One of the more important issues facing the Latino
              community in Chicago is the issue of education. Uh, in the city of
              Chicago, they have had a number of schools

07:37:00:00   that haven‟t been built in the past twenty years, so in other words, the total
              building had been completed twenty years ago. There been very little new
              construction, even though the Latino community has grown extensively in
              the city of Chicago. So there's an issue of over crowding. You have
              umm, students being taught in hallways, in closets, in basements, in rat
              infested mobile units; that's an issue that's been going on for the past ten
              years and has not been
              alleviated. By either the past school board, or the current school board.
              That's a number one issue for the Latino community. The second issue has
              to do with immigration issues. Uh, which is, uh, just generally a federal
              matter. And immigration is important to both Mexicans and Puerto Ricans.
              It's important to Puerto Ricans because Puerto Ricans suffer from
              discrimination based on, on, uh, immigration status, even though they are
              citizens by birth. Unfortunately, the INS can't tell a Puerto Rican versus a
07:38:00:00   when they look at somebody, they're both dark skinned, speak Spanish,
              dress a certain way, according to the INS, so they are subject to
              INTERVIEWER: Even though they...
              SOUND OPERATOR: Maria, sorry, could you adjust your microphone?
              MV: (adjusts lavaliere microphone)
              SOUND OPERATOR: Gibberish. microphone.
              INTERVIEWER: It's just rubbing really bad?
              MV: How's that?
              SOUND OPERATOR: That's better. Watch her hands movements, that's
              MV: Okay
              INTERVIEWER: Did I hear it slip? Do you want to get that again or are
              we okay?
              SOUND OPERATOR: Umm, it sounds a little muffled, I'm not sure
              maybe we need to check audio and see...
              INTERVIEWER: So, umm, I think we need to, so inside is fine?
              MV: Right.
              INTERVIEWER: Uh, imma, immigration...
              MV: Immigration...
              INTERVIEWER: An issue of a...
              MV: Okay. Immigration is also an important issue that faces Latinos in
              Chicago. It faces both Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. It faces both
              Mexicans and Puerto Ricans because Puerto Ricans, although citizens by
              birth, are of dark skin and speak Spanish, and according to the
              immigration service, look as though they're undocumented. So they are
              also subject to discriminatory practices because of immigration status. So
              that is an important issue to the Latino community as a whole here in
              Chicago. And of course, the issue of political representation has always
              been important to Latinos. Nationwide, and in particular in the city of

              INTERVIEWER: Are, are, those issues being better
07:39:00:00   addressed now? Uh, have you seen a, a change in, in ah, things since uh,
              since there has been uh, re-mapping? In terms of ...It seems, I guess
              mainly since I mean this seems to be mainly
              concerned with the congressional, uh, the congressional re-mapping of,
              but it can be related to also to uh, uh, ward mapping in the city
              MV: Well historically, the issues that are important to Latinos have been
              addressed since the passage of The Voting Rights Act. And that was back
              in 1964. Latinos were covered under The Voting Rights Act in the mid
              seventies, so we had literally just twenty years of coverage, where Latinos
              have been able to go to court to enforce their voting rights. Before that
              they were disenfranchised, it was very difficult to get their needs
              addressed. MALDEF has been operating for the past twenty years, has
              used the Voting Rights Act as an important vehicle for political
              representation. Weave gone into court; we‟ve had districts created, as a
              result of the creation of minority/majority districts. We have seen an
              increase in Latino representation,
07:40:00:00   at the city, county, state levels, federal levels, and that of course has
              trickled down to have an effective representation for the Latino
              INTERVIEWER: Umm, I don‟t know if this really your keep
              going, I don't... gibberish.

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0:06:15:08    INTERVIEWER: to congress
              MV: (Whispers) Okay. Well, in particular, having a Latino congressman
              from the mid-west has allowed the Latino concerns with respect to
              immigration, welfare reform which unfortunately today President Clinton
              is signing into law, the Welfare Reform Bill, which would impact not only
              undocumented immigrants, but lawful permanent residents. People who
              come from other countries into the United States, legally, who have lived
              here for many years, legally, who have paid taxes for many years into the
              system, those people will be restricted in terms of what kind of welfare
              they would be entitled to, including Social Security benefits. So those two
              issues are just extremely important to the Latino community.
07:41:00:00   And although we haven't been able to prevail in congress, at least the
              Latino community, through the representation of congressman Gutierres
              of the 4th congressional district, has had a voice in congress. And that's all
              that we are entitled to, is a voice to have our concerns addressed at the
              federal level. Even though it may not work, and it didn‟t work in particular
              with respect to the Welfare Reform Bill. But, we had a voice.
              INTERVIEWER: umm, Congressman Gutierres was one of the

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              INTERVIEWER: Gibberish...
              MV: I understand what you're saying, I mean, the issue of Redistricting is
              political participation. And although
              traditionally the Democratic Party had been the party, as opposed to the
              Republican Party to address the needs of minority groups. Minority
              groups found themselves out of the process. They had to rely on the white
              democrats to address their concerns and historically the white democrats
              were not doing it enough. They might give a (?) or two to the minority
07:42:00:00   but they weren't addressing the minority concerns enough. So this issue of
              creating majority/minority districts, is all from political empowerment of
              that group. There are terms that are used called, Political Apartheid,
              Balkanization, creating these districts. Apartheid, you must remember,
              was a system in South Africa, that was served to dis-empower a minority
              group. Creating majority/minority districts, historically, the past twenty
              years, it's absolutely clear, it leads to empowerment of a minority group.
              Before the Voting Rights Act passed in the 1960's you had very few,
              either African Americans, Latinos, Asians, in congress. Right now you
              have less than fifty. It's not enough, but it's much better than it was thirty
              years ago. In, in the senate, we have one African American. Out of one
              hundred. There are no other minorities in the Senate. So one African
              American you can attribute to, the rise after the Voting Rights Act,
07:43:00:00   the rise of minority participation in the political process. And it's all due to
              the Voting Rights Act. Along with increase in, uh, economic status for
              some minorities. And along with the, the, decrease in overt racism by
              those that are in power. So you have those terms, you can use those terms,
              Balkanization, Political Apartheid, but what it really means to the
              community is Political Empowerment.
              INTERVIEWER: Do you think uh, that a time, a time will come when
              you don't, when majority/minority districts will no longer be necessary?
              Does uh, does it have to do with integration
              necessarily, integration of groups? Or is it more of umm, of uh shared
              maybe, if, if , if the issues are shared, if the interest are shared by, by large
              groups that can that can be dispersed?
              MV: I think what's important to note is that when you create a
              majority/minority district, it's not created out of a whim or out of just
              saying, "Oh, you know, maybe we should create a Latino district now."
07:44:00:00   A district is created only after a finding of past discrimination. It's a
              remedy of truant discriminatory practice, and that is, in aay, inadequate
              access to the political process. So once this country comes to terms with
              it's diversity, once this country no longer treats people differently on the
              basis of race or ethnicity, then you won't have a need for majority/minority
              districts. It's important to remember there are a remedial measure to pass
              uh, proven discrimination. We have to go to court and prove the history of
              discrimination, we don't just go to court and say, "We're

              brown, we're entitled to a district." It‟s a very, very, difficult process, and
              again, it's a remedial measure.
              INTERVIEWER: So you had to, uh prove in this case that was difficult
              for Latinos to get elected in Chicago?
              MV: Absolutely, we had to prove in this case that the Latinos in Chicago
              had historically not been able to elect candidates of their choice. And we
              did in fact prove that.
07:45:00:00   Now candidates of their choice doesn't mean a Latino candidate. It could
              be anybody as long as the community as a whole has enough political
              strength to elect someone that they choose. Historically in Chicago, the
              candidate of choice of Latinos has been a Latino candidate, and that's been
              proven over and over again.
              INTERVIEWER: Latinos generally then will vote for Latinos.
              MV: When given a choice between two candidates, a Latino candidate and
              a white candidate, the Latino community will support the Latino candidate
              by a majority.
              INTERVIEWER: Umm, there, there, I'm sure...

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              INTERVIEWER: I'm sure very much an individual basis, there are
              MV: Certainly. There are areas that affect everybody's life that different
              ethnic groups can agree on. This issue of crime, for instance: that's an
              issue that all ethnic groups can say needs to be addressed. But there are
              very important issues that touch the lives of, of the minority groups that it
              seems as though the majority whites don‟t understand,
07:46:00:00   maybe because they've not lived it, or maybe because they doesn't want to
              believe that racism exists anymore. The Supreme Court certainly doesn‟t
              want to believe that racism exists anymore. But these are issues that, such
              as the language issue, that was raised earlier. We discussed English as the
              official language. Most people would say, "That is a great idea." And they
              can't understand why the, the Latino community would be against English
              as the official language of the United States. Immigration is another issue,
              which we will diverge upon. Even though a person of German decent may
              have only been second generation and had their grandfather or great
              grandfather come to this country, they still don't understand the need for
              fair immigration policies. It seems as though, even though we might have
              experienced similar issues, because of the continued racist attitudes toward
              people of color, they kind of, I think white ethnics forget that they might
              have been discriminated upon and they
07:47:00:00   but, they remember that it was easier for them to come here, and easier for
              them to make a living. And they think that it should be as easy for people
              of color. So there are issues that we can agree upon. The very court issues
              that effect the lives of the minorities.
              INTERVIEWER: Those, those are issues that umm, but, but,

              it's but...
07:48:00:00   WOMAN ABOLISH TYRANNY LAWYER (interview): Saw your wig
              on the street the other day
              Oh, you did. INTERVIEWER: It stands out. WOMAN: They don't have
              them for sale here I don't know why. INTERVIEWER: Would, you tell us
              about your sign? WOMAN: Yes, ummm, I'm for the abolishment of
              lawyer tyranny. I would like to see lawyers out of the legislative and
              executive branches of government, because it's a conflict of interest you
              know, they have judiciary branch and that's where they belong. They take
              an oath to be officers of the court, they take an oath to the legal system.
              Once they get in congress they start passing laws that benefit themselves
              and their industries. Congress is one huge lawyer lobby, you know, they
              don't prosecute each other for crimes. The average person on the street has
              lawyer crimes committed against them there's nothing they can do. They
              go to the feds or they go to the uhh, to the uh, ya' know, the law enforcers
              they're also controlled by lawyers, because lawyers run everything in the
              executive and legislative branches of governments... nationally and
              locally. So it's it's kinda of, uh....difficult, but we can do it because there's
              only a million of them,
07:49:00:00   add their support system maybe there's 20 million of them, but there's 240
              million of the
              rest of us getting eaten alive. INTERVIEWER: I saw you have a press
              badge on. Are you working for someone here? WOMAN: No, I'm
              working for myself. I have a newsletter it's called, "Lawyers Rule," and
              that's why I have a press badge on. INTERVIEWER: Do you think
              democrates or republicans are worse offenders? WOMAN: No, I think it's
              not a party thing, it's a constitutional issue it's seperation of powers. It's
              not party wi-, I mean it's, republican party is run by lawyers just the same
              as the democratic party. What's the difference? INTERVIEWER: Have
              you had a personally bad experience with lawyers. WOMAN: Oh,
              absolutely they took a half a million dollars on a court order overnight.
              The court order was in a summons, we weren't even before the judge. The
              money was gone. INTERVIEWER: How did they do that? WOMAN:
              Through an illegal court order, but you you complain about them, you
              complain about the crimes and uh, alls they do is say, "well yeah, you
              know," even the Feds said, here in Chicago, said yeah crimes were
              committed and everybody who touched this case should go to jail.
07:50:00:00   These are crimes, but lawyers don't prosecute lawyers. So what are they
              doing running all 3 branches of government? Where's the seperation of
              This is why so many people are getting burned by lawyers and nobody
              knows what to do. Oh, go to the Bar Association, ya' know, heeey what a
              good idea. Go to the Cover Up Organization for lawyer criminality thank
              you very much. You know everybody gets burnt they don't know what to
              do. So there's a lot of rage out there, but people don't know what to do and
              thanks to John Doe who was a lawyer casuality, we, we fought them with

              the rest of the money we had. Ah, and what they did then is put John Doe
              in jail....for a threatening telephone call. He served. He was in jail for at
              least over a year and then he dissappeared from there and I don't know
              where he is now, but John Doe is, he devoted his life to this cause and
              since he's not here now I'm carrying on. INTERVIEWER: Thanks for
              talking to us-WOMAN: I'm Jane Doe, thank you
07:51:00:00   CASHIER WOMAN (convention- people buying souvenirs - hard to
              understand what people are saying). : Out of twenty. CASHIER MAN:
              Next person please....cash. CASHIER WOMAN: Reciept is in the
              bag....42 cents.....thank you ......WOMAN
              CUSTOMER: cash I think. CASHIER WOMAN: 40...5....48....is 94.
07:52:42:00   WOMAN ON STREET: How's it going here in Chicago.
              WOMAN: Uh, well, I think it's been a pretty good uh, uh, convention. Uh,
              I, I've enjoyed, uh, hearing about about real issues. People talk about
              things that matter and so much of the time the stuff I see on TV that, I
              don't know, its just like one big infommercial. And uh, I was really
              suprised this close to election to find people really talking about issues
              instead of uh, blasting uh, one party or another. And uh, this is my 75th
              anniversary pin uh, I'm wearing this dress because it's a suffrage dress and
              uh,...uh... Monday was the 76th anniversary of women's right to vote and
              the country is 200 years old so, hee, 75 years isn't all of it, but we've go
              that much, heh. I think women are going to make a difference.
              INTERVIEWER: Well, thanks what did you think of the First Lady's
              speech. WOMAN: Last I ah......
07:53:36:00   MAN ( selling T-shirts):....Express in Washington D.C. and all of our
              merchandise is licensed by the Democratic National Committee and
              carries the Democratic National Committee donkey and win in 96' logo.
              INTERVIEWER: And what else is on it. MAN: Uh, these are pro-choice
              and politically correct T-shirts designed by our friend Deb.
              We also have college democrats T-shirts. We have ties from the Italian
              American Democratic Leadership Council, uh, and then the rest of the
              merchandise is pretty much generic Democratic National Committee. We
              have uh, the new donkey, which was introduced in 1996. Uh, this is a
              licensed and trade marked donkey, as opposed to many of the other the
              many imitation donkeys that have been developed over the years. The
              Democratic National Committee decided to actually to license and
              trademark their new donkey, which is a more modern and updated version
              of the older donkey. INTERVIEWER: It looks like the donkey is kicking
              up his heels. Is that the biggest difference? MAN: I think he is kicking his
              heels up or kicking the elephant out of the way.
07:54:36:00   Out with the old and in with the new. INTERVIEWER: Can you tell me
              about the PC T-shirts more? We heard it was the only one here at the
              convention. MAN: Umm, most of the merchandise at the convention, this
              year, is generic convention merchandise. Uh, there is very little
00:19:00:00   uh, constituency merchandise here. Umm, we are the only people that are
              carrying constituency oriented merchandise including: Adelante con

              Clinton/Gore, women for Clinton/Gore, Italian Americans for
              Clinton/Gore, Veterans for Clinton/Gore, disabled Americans for
              Clinton/Gore, and a host of other uh, specific constituencies including
              Tribal Americans, Jewish Americans, and we carry a full line of that
              merchandise for the particular constituency groups. Umm, we have a full
              blown twenty page catolog and additional flyers for each of those
              constituency groups. INTERVIEWER: ______ democratic party dress
              MAN: Yes, you should be dressed appropiately for the convention this
              evening. INTERVIEWER: Can I take a look at
              your catolog? MAN: Uh, sure.
07:55:37:00   MUSLIM GIRLS: Umm, my name is Lala ____. I'm from Universal
              School this is......Umm, we take american government class so we that it
              would be a good experience to come here and see the Democratic
              Convention. INTERVIEWER: So you're a high school student? GIRL1:
              Yeah, juniors. INTERVIEWER: Where is the school. GIRL1: Umm, it's in
              Bridgeview, the suburbs. Eh, it's a private Islamic school. And (laughs)
              INTERVIEWER: So how's it been here at the convention? GIRL: It's been
              a really interesting experience we never really got to like umm, we never
              got to like, meet like,
              we like saw the Vice President and it we like see them on tv and stuff but
              it's just so interesting actually seeing stuff happen listening to them umm,
              and seeing the people just (laughs)....INTERVIEWER: I see a lot of you
              are wearing women's caucus buttons, what does that mean?
07:56:37:00   GIRL1: Oh no we were just ah, listening to the speech and we agreed with
              a lot of things he said and, just wearing the buttons (laughs)
              INTERVIEWER: Anyone else have anything to say about issues that are
              important to you in this election? GIRL2: Umm, I think the abortion,
              thing is right because I mean just say one woman gets raped, or you know,
              she she has a choice, and also for women liberation I think that's right,
              because also our teachings have uh, they try to higher the standard of
              woman so, to higher the standard of woman in the politics I think that's
              right what Clinton is doing. I don't know....GIRL3: Umm, well in Isalm
              the teachings always say you know that women have a very high status in
              Isalm and we want to see umm, you know the Presidents, President
              Clinton and President Gore we want to see umm, what they wanna, you
              know what kind of
07:57:37:00   standards they wanna put for women and on women we want to see umm,
              what they think about the abortion rights, we think that's important and we
              want to see about umm, a lot about umm, women's health, medicare,
              medicade, umm, we want to see what they think about it because when
              you look around and we really think that health is a very important issue.
              We think that umm, freedom of umm speech and stuff like that but umm,
              you know we think that it is really important that women have a say in
              government and a say in umm, you know, envirnomental issues,
              women's status, umm religious ideas and stuff and we want to see that we

              can get a good President that will, you know, enforce those laws and
              enforce those umm, ideas. INTERVIEWER: Did any of you follow the
              Republican Convention and do you find that your more aligned with the
              democratic views than the republican party's views. GIRL4: Umm, we've
              only been to this convention,
07:58:37:00   it's our first day and....we....I really don't....I don't have an opini- I don't I
              really don't have a good opinion about the differences. INTERVIEWER:
              Anyone else? Democrat VS. Republican, have a sense of their views on
              say women's issues? GIRL1: No, umm, just like as she said about the
              ah, abortion, we generally think it's like abortion is wrong, but if you
              know a lady was put in postion of rape or of something we think they
              should be able to, she has a
              choice, you know, because that's just something, you know, that happens,
              it occurs so that's the only, that, but generally yeah, we agree with most of
              the democratic ideas. GIRL2: Also the women's status, which is very
              good, because, for so man- so long women have not had a say and or
              nothing and now, you know, now they at least have say of something and
              they have some form of power,
07:59:37:00   ya' know. They are half of- more than half of the gender in the world.
              They finally are coming into the power, ya‟ know. Just how powerful
              they are, I mean, they are the one who create life.

08:00:00:00   (Black)
08:00:40:00   (United Center interior, forklift deacon.)
08:01:00:00   (Crane moving boards)
08:02:00:00   (forklift again)
08:03:20:00   (Empty arena)
08:03:20:00   (Reporter)
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08:05:00:00           “
08:06:00:00           “
08:07:00:00           “
08:07:46:00   (Blueprints of stage)
08:08:00:00           “
08:08:19:00   (DNC paraphernalia painting)
08:09:00:00           “
08:10:00:00   (Workers painting paraphernalia)
08:10:54:00   (Inside United Center con.)
08:11:00:00           “
08:12:00:00           “
08:12:17:00   (Outside tent con.)
08:13:00:00           “
08:13:31:00   (Hanging of Stage.)
08:14:00:00           “
08:14:34:00   (Inside Con.)
08:15:00:00            “
08:16:00:00           “

08:16:06:00   (Welcome sign behind scaffold)
08:16:24:00   (Inside UC prep con.)
08:17:00:00            “
08:17:50:00   (Ceiling work inside boardroom)
08:18:00:00   (Prep inside UC cont.)
08:18:49:00   (Outside prep cont.)
08:19:00:00            “
08:19:02:00   (Black)
08:19:06:00   (Anarchists sitting by bus)
08:20:00:00            “
08:21:00:00   CARLOS (standing on bus) Attention please. My name is Carlos Cortex,
              longstanding member of the I.W.W., the Industrial Workers of the World
              (CHEERS). And I shall be your guide for the afternoon. If you look out
              to your left there, at the walls there, this is the Puerto Rican Cultural
              Center, and a mural depictingthe poet one Antonio (Corivear?), a
              nationalist poet and a hero of the Puerto Rican Liberation Movement. Ah,
              I'll ask the bus driver to pull up a little so you can get a glance at the west
              wall. We will now proceed to a mural depicting Pedro Avelas Panquos,

08:22:00:00   a hero of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement.
              (Chatter of People on bus)
              CARLOS: (stands up) You can look back over your shoulders to your left,
              on the Southeast corner
08:23:00:00   is a mural dedicated to Dr., ah, Pedro Avelas Panquos, a hero of the Puerto
              Rican Nationalist Movement. He is depicted with 2 of his comrades as
              crucified Christ-like. He spent many years in an Atlanta prison, where
              eventually, he died. And he is to the Puerto Rican people what George
              Washington and Abraham Lincoln are to the Americans, what Poncho Via
              and Emilio Sepata are to the Mexican people…. There are many murals,
              both on the North Side, the South Side. Those of you who do not live in
              Chicago, Chicago is a very good place to visit
08:24:00:00   to visit the various murals, particularly here on the North Side, there is
              also the concentration in the Pilsen area which is Mexican and in the far
              South Side, where there are many Black murals, many with, ah, a labor
              twist; especially ones done by Ben Walker. Okay, now we're go to the
              Court House Square, ah, New Berry Square. (sits down, anarchists
0825:00:00    (Anarchists mumble)
08:25:08:00   CARLOS: (standing) and ah, Division, I mean uh, Milwaukee, Division,
              and Ashland were being in Nelson Algren territory. In fact, this corner,
              intersection where we're making the turn towards is Clark Street is the
              locale of the book, The Man With the Golden Arm, featuring Frank
              Sinatra and, ah, Kim Novak in the movie. And, ah, part of Evergreen
              Street has been renamed Nelson Algren Street.
              ANARCHIST #1: Who's Nelson Algren?

08:26:00:00 CARLOS: He‟s one of Chicago‟s top authors. He wrote The Man With
            the Golden Arm
            Chicago, City on the Make... many other books.
            ANARCHIST NERD: and Walk on the Wild Side
            CARLOS: Yes, Walk on the Wild Side
            ANARCHIST #2: Carlos...
            CARLOS: Huh?
            ANARCHIST #2: Cabrini Green.
            ANARCHIST #3: Is that what that is?
            CARLOS: To your right is Cabrini Green Housing Projects. It was built,
            supposedly, to house low-income people but really it was done to try to
            gentrify the neighborhood.
ANARCHIST NERD: I see a lot of bullet holes up there, on the.. where the ah, National
            Guard shot the . . .
            CARLOS: It's one of the poorer sections of the neighborhood. If you look
            a little further ahead, you see
08:27:00:00 other high rises, that is Carl Sandberg Village, which was supposedly built
            formidable and modest income people but has since become high rent ah,
            high rise. (Out window)
            (Anarchist mumble)
08:27:35:00 CARLOS: (standing) If you look back over your shoulder, to the left, on
            the Northeast corner is the building, the Grand Lightning Haymarket
            Meeting Place where the Chicago Anarchists met after the Haymarket
08:28:00:00 an emergency meeting. We're going to produce, ah, proceed to the next
            corner where the actual bombing of the Haymarket took place. It was a
            meeting protesting police harassment and victimization of the striking
            workers. It was a peaceful meeting and as the meeting broke up, the
            police moved in... as the meeting was dispersing, the police moved in to
            break it up. At that time, some unknown person threw a bomb in which
            some police were killed and the ensuing battle, a number of the ah,
            audience had, ah had died, as well as police dying from their own
            crossfire. That was known as the Haymarket Tragedy.
08:29:00:00 We're going to make a right turn up at this, ah next corner. On Randolph.
            ANARCHIST: What corner is that?
            ANARCHIST NERD: This corner, that‟s Lincoln and Desplains.
            CARLOS: And this is Randolph and Desplaines.
            ANARCHIST NERD: To your left in the cement is a very small memorial
            to the bombing and etc.
            CARLOS: At this stop was a statue with a policeman with his arm raised
            as a memorial to the police who had…
            CARLOS: is the original Hull House founded by Jane Adams. On the
            right, that's the original Hull House. It was a complex that spread over a
            couple of blocks.
08:30:00:00 But since the building of the University of Illinois, all that is left is a part
            of the original building. Jane Adams had founded this, she came from a

              wealthy family, but she decided there should be some sort of service for
              the poor immigrants, particularly the children. At that time, most of the
              immigrants were Eastern European Jews and Italians. Okay, we can
              proceed….Take ah, take a left. (Sits down)
              BUS DRIVER: On 76th.
08:30:53:00   (Anarchist still mumbling)
08:31:00:00   (Anarchists are yet again mumbling)
08:31:38:00   CARLOS: (stands up) This is bus number 116. What you're seeing now,
              we're in front of the Haymarket Monument. The monument to the
              Haymarket martyrs, those who were executed because they were accused
              of having a role in the Haymarket incident, the bombing,
08:32:00:00   that their adjectation had led to the massacre as well as a number of well
              prominent figures in labor history, including a monument to Emma
              Goldman, famous anarchist of the earlier part of this century, and Lucy
              Parsons, Annina Speese, the widows of Parsons and Speese... You can all
              come out, we're supposed to have a little gathering here. (Walks off bus)
08:32:36:00   (Anarchists exiting bus)
08:33:00:00   (Anarchists around monument)
08:33:3200    CARLOS: (off camera) August Speese, Adolf Fisher, Albert Parsons,
              Louis Lingg, and George Engel.
              ANARCHIST WOMAN: Are they buried here or is this just a monument?
              CARLOS: Yes, they‟re buried here.
08:34:00:00   CARLOS:          Grave of Murray Abrahms, a lawyer for many years and
              promoter of labor and anarchist causes as well as the protector of this
              monument. And this is the headstone of Lucy Parsons, the widow
              ofAlbert Parsons, who was born in Texas, and of combined African and
              Mexican-Indian descent. You look around to many other people in labor
              who very much involved in labor, and a little down that way is a
              monument to Emma Goldman. (Off camera, around monument)
08:35:00:00   (still around monument)
08:35:42:00   (“DOWN WITH POWER” cutaway)
08:35:47:00   ANARCHIST NERD: (standing around gravestones) The plot and they
              could divvy up who could be buried here…. William J. Foster, was a co-
              founder of the I.W.W. who later became head of the Communist party of
              the US, um, and he's a working class leader and
08:36:00:00   tireless fighter for socialism. Um, They all have, um, great little one liner,
              um, descriptions.
              CURIOUS ANARCHIST: Are they actually buried here?
              ANARCHIST NERD: As far as I know. I don‟t know how. Maybe
              vertically…. They might be, they may be cremated. I don‟t
              know…(inaudible) came here on a Sunday in October thinking nobody
              would be here. Course it was packed because one Sunday every fall they
              put on reenactments. We got to meet
08:37:00:00   Emma Goldman and Lucy Parsons, women dressed up as them and then
              they also do a good two dozen other people throughout the cemetery, a fair
              number of famous people out here, um…. it‟s pretty mixed out here….

              CAPTIVATED ANARCHIST: What weekend was that? (mumbling)
              CAPTIVATED ANRACHIST #2: Who sponsors that?
              ANARCHIST NERD: Um, I think it‟s the cemetery, but I‟m not really
              sure. We just happened upon it.
              CAPTIVATED ANARCHIST #2: That sounds interesting (off camera,
              shot of gravestone)
08:37:20:00   (Anarchist mumble around gravestones)
08:38:00:00   (still mumbling)
08:39:00:00   (MOS, around gravestones)
08:39:06:00   CARLOS: (sitting by grave) After the execution this monument was put
              up. No cemetery in Chicago would take them so they came out there to
              Forest Park, where they built the monument and made their graves.... for
              the Haymarkey martyrs. Adol . . .August Speese, Louie Fisher, Albert
              Parsons, Louie Lingg, and, uh, George Engel. And one of them had ah,
              blown himself apart while in jail. He managed to make his own dynamite.
              He wanted to chose ah, cheat the executioner.
08:40:00:00   And they were buried out here and this monument was built up. And the
              plaque that you see on the backside here is the speech where Governor ah,
              John Peter Atrguild had pardoned those who were sentenced. 5 were
              sentenced to death by hanging, others were given long jail terms, but he
              pardoned them, and they survived. By doing that, he committed political
              suicide because at that time, he was governor of the state of IL, and one of
              the ah, one of the more, from our standpoint, respectable politicians, he
              said these guys didn't commit any crime. In fact, the charges were
              trumped up
08:41:00:00   against them. None of them were even at the site of the riot, which was
              really was a police riot. They were all someplace else.
              ANARCHIST #4: (off camera) Why were they chosen, as the fall . . .
              CARLOS: Because it was determined their agitation had brought about
              this rally and the subsequent riot.
              INTEVIEWER: (off camera) This whole area here seems to be ah, um,
              kind of activist row.
              CARLOS: Yeah, it is. Actually this was an old German and German-
              Jewish cemetery years ago. It was for really (CUTS OFF)
08:41:45:00   (Anarchists walking around cemetery)
08:42:51:00   (1968 Con. Police marching, beating people)
08:43:00:00          “
08:43:14:00   (Red Cross Medics helping people, Tear gas)
08:44:00:00   (More tear gas thrown by police, people react)
08:45:00:00          “
08:45:28:00   (Women in car trying to get through police blockade)
08:46:00:00          “
08:47:00:00          “
08:48:00:00          “
08:49:00:00          “

08:49:05:00   (Police beatings on Michigan Ave.)
08:50:00:00           “
08:51:00:00           “
08:51:10:00   (Inside Con. Delegates talking, still MOS)
08:52:00:00           “
08:52:08:00   (Outside police arresting people)
08:53:00:00           “
08:54:00:00           “
08:54:47:00   (Delegates talking cont., still MOS)
08:55:00:00           “
08:55:17:00   (Candlelight march protest)
08:56:00:00          “


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