Village People: Gabriel Lara On The Power Of Worker Ownership

Saturday, September 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Gabriel Lara, right, on Sept. 5 at the Proviso Giving Garden. | VFP 

According to a recent New York Times article, “In recent decades, the nation’s tremendous economic growth has not led to broad social uplift. Economists call it the “productivity-pay gap” — the fact that over the last 40 years, the economy has expanded and corporate profits have risen, but real wages have remained flat for workers without a college education.

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At Quinn Center, A Summer Celebration of Community and Service

Participants in Quinn Community Center’s fourth-annual summer camp during a feast, held July 24, in the St. Eulalia parking lot to mark the camp’s end. Michael Romain.  Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  On an evening in June 24, several hundred people gathered in the parking lot of St. Eulalia Parish, 1851 S. 9th Avenue, for an extravagant feast marking the end of … Continue reading At Quinn Center, A Summer Celebration of Community and Service

Service is a Two-Way Street: An Interview with Gabriel Lara, Executive Director of The Quinn Center

Gabriel Lara is the first and, so far, only director of the Quinn Community Center at St. Eulalia Parish, located at 1851 S. 9th Avenue in Maywood. The Center opened two years ago in the space that once housed the parish’s parochial school until 2002. It is named after St. Eulalia’s former pastor, Msgr. William Quinn, who, according to the Center’s webpage, “brought with him … Continue reading Service is a Two-Way Street: An Interview with Gabriel Lara, Executive Director of The Quinn Center