Blacks in Green offers a trolley tour to 16 planned sites with landscape architects and their placemaking partners as a national competition emerges for "The 16 Great Migration Gardens of West Woodlawn," a permanent installation being designed for Chicago's first black middle-class neighborhood.  

The day also features an exhibition, a panel discussion and video featuring the making activity of sculptor Milton Mizenberg as he mentors local youth in the art of craft for outdoor placemaking; in the afternoon, a charrette of landscape architects review the sites through photographs, sketches, and brainstorming the 16-site installation.  

The public is welcomed to the garage-turned-communal-studio, a placemaking lab for the West Woodlawn Botanic Garden & Village Farm Initiative. 

A performance of the works of Toni Morrison on the African American garden will also be included.