Our 2nd anniversary show is a milestone for a few reasons, but one might not be immediately apparent: It’s the first time we’ve had elected officials sharing South Side stories. First up, on Wednesday, is Susan Sadlowski Garza.
Susan is the first ever active Chicago Teachers Union member to be elected to City Council and the first ever woman to represent the 10th Ward in City Council. Susan’s priorities include keeping schools public, increasing wages and creating long lasting economic development in the 10th Ward.
Susan is constantly working to protect public interests, increase equality for women and the LGBTQ community, foster business relationships and protect air, land, and water resources for residents.
Susan is a lifelong Chicagoan and 10th Ward resident who has dedicated her entire life to the youth and families of the 10th Ward. Starting out as a lunch lady at South Shore High School, Susan returned to college as a mother and persevered to become a Counselor at Jane Addams Elementary School, the same school her mother, herself, and her children attended. She is a former Chicago Public School counselor, former Chicago Teachers Union area Vice-President, and now 10th Ward Alderwoman.
Susan has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Governors State University and holds a Master in Counseling from Concordia University. Daughter of famed steelworker/labor leader Edward Sadlowski, Susan was raised in a proud union home with strong values of income equality, gender equity, racial harmony, and workers and environmental rights. She is happily married to Raul Garza, a proud mother of four children and ecstatic grandmother of two.
A resident of the East Side in the 10th Ward, Susan will talk about “my journey to City Hall: from the cafeteria to the chamber.” Hear Susan’s story on Night One of The Frunchroom at 730pm at Beverly Woods. RSVP below.