Helen Shiller with Charles Preston

Join us March 12th as we host former alderman and long time activist Helen Shiller, along with Charles Preston from Injustice Watch.


Come learn about Helen's storied career as a Chicago activist, and where do we go from here in Chicago's ever changing political landscape? Reserve your copy of her book today! Space and books will be limited!


About the book:
Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win tells the
fascinating true story of Helen Shiller, a radical
organizer turned independent politician, and her 40-
year struggle for justice in Chicago.
Helen Shiller went from radical anti-war activist in
Wisconsin, to a white ally of the Black Panther Party
in Chicago, building community coalitions that led
her to ultimately win a seat on the city council, while
helping to break the back of the racialized
opposition to Harold Washington, Chicago’s first
Black mayor.
Shiller participated, when few others did, in the
historic fight against the gentrification of a unique
economically and racially mixed Uptown community
on Chicago’s Northside. With insight into community
organizing and political battles in Chicago from the 1970s through 2010, this book
details the many policy fights and conflicts in Chicago during this time,
illuminating recurrent political themes and battles that remain relevant to this day.
Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win is a compelling, insightful, must-read for all those
struggling for a better world today. 

Event date: 
Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
1373 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622
Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win: Five Decades of Resistance in Chicago's Uptown Community By Helen Shiller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642598421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Haymarket Books - November 15th, 2022