Midwest Chicago native, Chance The Rapper was seen in attendance yesterday (Nov 8) at the Chicago City Council Meeting to vocally express his opinion on the development of a $95 million public safety campus in the city’s Garfield Park.
During his speech, Chance proposed Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other political leaders of the city to reconsider their objective to “transform the city without policing.” This is not the first time Chance has been a vocal advocate for fixing the budget issues in Chicago. Back in March Chance donated $1 million to Westcott Elementary School arts and after school programming, blocks away from where he grew up.
He’s a great artist in Chicago. He has a lot of talent. … Chance has put his resources and his success towards investing in arts education. You know how dear that is to me….He has a view. He expressed it. He came to City Council. You can’t advocate for citizenship to be an active sport and then, when somebody is active, not be happy about it. He came here. That’s a good thing.