Publications

The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North, Edited by Mary Lou Finley, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, James Ralph, and Pam Smith (University of Kentucky Press, April 2016), contributing author of chapter on the unsung heroes of the 1965 North Shore Summer Project and its evolution into Open Communities today. For the first time, activism in the northern suburbs of Chicago is situated within the pantheon of the regional struggle for racial justice. 

“More Than the Sum of Our Property Values"Shelterforce, May 2, 2018. In print in the Spring 2018 issue as part of a set of essays on community control of development

Book Review: Mississippi Jail Hangings: Behind the Magnolias (Esther Muhammad), Evanston Roundtable, May 3, 2017

Community Organizing: Integrating a Woman's Approach, Shelterforce, February 17, 2017

Book Review: Championing a Civil Rights Activist and Labor Leader: Nonfiction Review of “Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender and Racial Equality” (Marcia Walker-McWilliams), NewCity, January 20, 2017

Letter: Northbrook in Housing Crisis, Daily North Shore, August 2, 2015

Patch blog, http://patch.com/users/gail-schechter From 2011-2014, wrote about housing, racial segregation, economic inequality, the suburban vote, public school funding reform, and unsung heroes of the North Shore such as David James, Sherry Medwin, and Ceci Gigiolio

Who Benefits Most from Housing Subsidies?, January 31, 2014, Wilmette Life edition of Chicago Tribune

“Affordable in Name Only: Reclaiming the concept of affordability for the low-income families who need it most,” Shelterforce, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, January/February 2004.

Gail Schechter, Scott Bernstein and Stephen Perkins, “Land Reform, Chicago Style”, A Discussion Paper Prepared for The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy and CEOs for Cities under Brookings Institution, 2002