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March 2021

Black Mayors & Leadership in the U.S. virtual series: Lori Lightfoot

March 4 @ 12:00 pm
Online Event
Free

Can America rewrite its future? As part of a timely virtual series, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot offers answers on #criminaljusticereform at 12pm Thur. March 4. Register for free: http://bit.ly/BlackMayors #3Mayors3Visions @chicagomayorsoffice @Institute-for-the-Study-of-Societal-Issues-411773755549053/ @BerkeleyAfroAm @greatcitiesinstitute @cidgmartinez @cheryl.corley.33 @nprpolitics

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Black Mayors & Leadership in the U.S. virtual series: Ras Baraka

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Event
Free

Can America rewrite its future? As part of a timely virtual series, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka discusses The Wealth Gap at 2pm CST Weds March 10. Register for free: http://bit.ly/BlackMayors #3Mayors3Visions @Institute-for-the-Study-of-Societal-Issues-411773755549053/ @BerkeleyAfroAm @greatcitiesinstitute

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Black Mayors & Leadership in the U.S. virtual series: Sylvester Turner

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Event
Free

Can America rewrite its future? As part of a timely virtual series, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka discusses Diversity & Inclusion at 2pm CST Tues March 116. Register for free: http://bit.ly/BlackMayors #3Mayors3Visions @Institute-for-the-Study-of-Societal-Issues-411773755549053/ @BerkeleyAfroAm @greatcitiesinstitute

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Summer and Back-to-School Festivals Info and Resources Exchange

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online Event
Free
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While we don’t yet know what the summer of 2021 will look like, we are hopeful that many of you will be able to host more “normal” summer and back-to-school festivals. We know that for many, these events are important to build community, provide resources and help prevent anticipated spikes in summer violence. We want to provide an opportunity to come together, exchange ideas and best practices and other information. We’ll add your ideas to our own list of resources,…

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Madison Street Community Pop Up

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Springfield Street at Madison Chicago, + Google Map
Free

WHEN: Saturday, 3/20, 12-2:00. SETUP: 11:00AM WHERE: On Springfield (street will be closed) at Madison WHAT: Provide Household Covid-19 Care Kits, cafe, food, music, blankets, face masks, coats, info re: community services. IDPH Covid-19 Free Testing Bus. DJ HotRod will provide music from the Peace Mobile! WHO: Strides for Peace, 15th DIstrict ACES, 11th District CAPS, Garfield Public Library, BUILD, The BASE, HotRod, IDPH, Marianos, Paving the Way, Purpose Over Pain, Taste for the Homeless, Institute of Nonviolence Chicago SPECIAL…

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April 2021

Purpose Over Pain, Building The Beloved Community, Rev. Michael Pfleger Present Easter Invasion

April 3 @ 12:00 pm
Renaissance Park, 1230 West 79th Street
Chicago , IL 60620 United States
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Free

Free giveaway of 300 scooters & 150 Easter baskets, Chromebooks BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt Face Masks, Covid Care and Garden Kits Youth Summer Job Signup Healthy Snacks Ice Cream Truck, Live DJ Music 3 on 3 Basketball (Ages 9-13) Free Covid-19 Vaccines for 18+ yrs for zip codes: 60619, 60620, 60621, 60636

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Sexual Assault Awareness forum

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online Event

St. Elizabeth & St. Anselm Domestic Violence Ministry & Paving The Way Project, Inc & 002nd DV Subcommittee In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, for a screening of The Hunting Ground Documentary and post film discussion and debriefing. Clinical Social Worker and ACDVO Prevention Educator Jessica Caccavallo will be leading our post film discussion to provide information, resources, and support on this difficult but important topic. This film is rated pg-13 and would be suitable for those in 8th…

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Race Against Gun Violence 2021 Kickoff Luncheon

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Event
Free

For existing and interested nonprofit community organizations: MEET other Community Partners and Affiliates GET THE LATEST on race logistics and partners RECEIVE TRAINING & TOOLS for registration and fundraising BRAINSTORM about how to raise funds and recruit runners for your organization WHO SHOULD ATTEND? staff who will be leading and supporting your organization’s participation in the race (just 1-2 attendees per organization, please)

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Firehouse Community Arts Center presents FIREFEST2

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Firehouse Community Arts Center, 2111 S HAMLIN AVE
Chicago, IL 60629
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In collaboration with 808's & Classmates, West African Dance and Drum, TOG Footwork Team, and Beat Science Live performances Come in person or livestream on YouTube

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The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project (CRR19)

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Online Event

Living in a largely ahistorical society contributes to the persistence of racism in America. In Chicago, for instance, shockingly few people know of the city’s worst incident of racial violence, the 1919 Chicago Race Riot, in which 38 people were killed and 537 injured. Fewer still know it played a major role in the segregation that still defines the city. Lack of awareness makes it easier to deny this legacy but moving towards equity demands learning and embracing painful historical…

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