Patient advocate N'Dana Carter chaired the conference. She reminded everyone that the clinic was reopened under the influence of a community protest.
Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.
Over 250 people, including students, teaches, unionists, and political activists, attended the two-day conference on this city's north side.
The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.
Speculation abounds on the reasons the White House moved the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.
There's another springtime swirling here in Chicago: the rebirth of the Occupy movement.
The occupiers were dramatizing their frustration with plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close the school and reopen it as a charter.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced to back off his unilateral closure of neighborhood branch libraries on Mondays after the move sparked a public uproar.
The mayor's plan will affect 10,000 students, mostly Black and Latino, and result in the firing of 600 teachers, principals, building maintenance, cafeteria and other workers.
They came to celebrate election victories in Ohio and across the country, the surging recall campaign in Wisconsin and the spreading Occupy movement.