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Click Here: “Cinco de Mayo & Mental Health Month” Southeast Community’s Activities, Events, and Workshops Virtual Bulletin Board May 2021.

Ballet Folklorico de la Tierra del Encanto dancers entertain attendees during the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta on the plaza in Mesilla, New Mexico May 06, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL RATJE (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)

Activities and Events Subject to Change
“Not My Events” these are events shared by Alderman/ Alderwoman, Government Officials, Community Organizations and Leaders, and Community Residents: In hopes of keeping you more in the loop and increase the sharing of information and participation throughout our communities mainly focus on the activities, events, resources, and services in Jackson Park Highland, South Shore, Avalon, Calumet Heights, South Chicago, Bush, Eastside, Jeffery Manor/South Deering, and Hegewisch. Please feel free to send Activities, Events, and Resources that you would like to be added to this album flyers to me through email or inbox.  Know Your Neighbors…..Know Your Neighborhoods” Events are Subject to Change.  Please Share!

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Chicago to reopen United Center, expand outdoor festivals, increase indoor capacity as city eases COVID-19 restrictions

April 29, 2021 WGN
CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday the launch of Open Chicago, the latest initiative to safely and fully reopen the city.  Click Link To View: https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/chicago-to-reopen-united-center-expand-outdoor-festivals-increase-indoor-capacity-as-city-eases-covid-19-restrictions/?fbclid=IwAR1tFoB0leL8-CnNz7MRw5d_MOonD1ihpVxv9wfXoDRaoVqWH_GxsnfX9zQ

Redistricting Hearing Schedule. You must click on the date to see if it’s a virtual or in-person meeting date.

I tried to get a little more information on how this affects us. I
think redistricting affect how many State Representative we have per district depending on Census. What Is the Job of a State Representative: Duties

State representatives introduce and vote on bills that represent the interests of their constituents (people who live in their voting district). They create new laws, modify or update old laws and serve on research committees within the legislative branch. These representatives uphold the state’s Constitution and vote on changes to the Constitution when amendments are needed. They may address issues such as education, transportation, commerce, state taxes, and any other items that are a concern to local residents. Representatives may also assist constituents with personal legal issues such as immigration or justice problems.https://work.chron.com/job-state-rep-7593.html

Illinois lawmakers will be redrawing house and senate borders and they want your help. Here are a few articles that might help:
Illinois lawmakers will be redrawing house and senate borders and they want your help
7 Things to Know About Redistricting (2017)

3rd District Beat Meeting Schedule:

Info Shared by Officer Ross and Danielle Richards:
004th District is inviting you to a  Zoom meeting. Please download Pdf to view:


4th District Police Committee Meeting Schedule

4th District Community Beat Meet Schedule

And More Please Click Link to View Schedule:

One Summer Chicago job application is now being accepted by the city. The deadline to apply for one of the 21,000 available slots is Friday, June 11, 2021


Deadline June 30


What do we celebrate on Cinco de Mayo?
Cesareo Moreno
We’re in for a special treat as Cesareo Moreno, Chief Curator / Visual Arts Director at National Museum of Mexican Art, will share the history of Cinco de Mayo! https://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/


Info Shared by Eastside FBK

#TipTuesday: Summer internship opportunity alert for teens across the city. If you’re 16-18 (or know someone who is), you can intern with Chicago Public Library! Get a summer stipend of $850 to create projects, foster your leadership skills, and make a positive impact in your local neighborhood. Apply at onesummerchicago.org by May 31.
This internship is made possible through the partnership of After School Matters, Chicago Public Library, and One Summer Chicago.
Feel free to share with teens you know are interested!


Info Shared by Eastside FBK

Online Event
May 3 at 9 AM CDT – May 17 at 12 AM CDT
Price: Free · Duration: 13 days
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
The Chicago Park District is committed to providing Chicago’s youth fun-filled ‘Summer of Possibilities’ through our 2021 Day Camp program. Every summer our staff and campers look forward to reconnecting by engaging in fun, safe, and inclusive activities.
The 6-weeks of summer fun will include sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities traditionally offered at camp, with the following ideas woven throughout the camp experience.
The most recent Covid-19 guidelines will be followed to ensure safety and fun for all. We are looking forward to an exciting Summer of Possibilities!
Important Dates
* Programs go live for viewing:
Monday, May 3
Online registration begins:
* Monday, May 10 for parks WEST of California Ave. &
* Tuesday, May 11 at 9 am for parks EAST of California Ave.
In-person registration begins:
* Friday, May 14 (as space allows & in select parks)
Camp Dates (6 weeks):
June 28 – August 6
Extended Camps/Sports Camps dates:
August 9 – August 20
The safety of all campers is a priority. Camps will run in accordance with state and city guidelines, limiting the number of campers we can safely program for at each park. Please keep this in mind when making your summer plans.
For details about the new Chicago Park District Summer Program & Day Camp guidelines, please visit https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/day-camp






Join us today and every Thursday for open office hours between 10 AM – 4 PM. Learn ways to grow your business, receive 1-on-1 business consultations, and more! Call 888-955-9510 to schedule your appointment or visit our site at: https://bit.ly/3dqrElx

In collaboration with the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry will be passing out 100 donated Hot Meals (one meal per person per family) from 2pm to 4pm or until they last!!
This event will be every Friday until June 25, 2021!!






May 8th Begins: Click For More Info: 


Info Shared by Hegewisch


programs & events

There’s something for everyone at the Southeast Side parks! From festivals to campouts, to climbing classes, check out all the exciting outdoor adventures we have planned in your community.

The Chicago Park District has adjusted its programs and events schedule in response to the modified Stay at Home order. Please note that all program dates are subject to change based on guidance from City and State public health officials.

Click on an event to see details and to RSVP.

9am – 12pm
Big Marsh
11559 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60633


The Friends of the Chicago River invite you to our annual cleanup and land restoration event at Big Marsh Park. Chicago River Day is a fun way to get some outdoor exercise volunteering along the watershed. The health of the Chicago River system continues to improve, but litter remains a stubborn problem harmful to people and wildlife. Friends of the Chicago River is looking for your help on our annual spring river cleanup, Chicago River Day, the morning of May 8, 2021. Volunteers began this free, fun, family-friendly tradition in 1992 and over the last 29 years it steadily grew into Friends’ largest and most popular volunteer event of the year with sites throughout the watershed from Lake County to the Calumet. The instant impact is inspiring and essential to creating a Litter Free Chicago River.


10 am – 11am
Big Marsh

11559 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60633


Visit Big Marsh Park on the second Thursday of every month, April through July, to join in our interactive Little Beavers Story Hour Series. Each event will include a reading by a special guest featuring an illustrated story book that teaches young naturalists about nature, inclusiveness and stewardship. Following the reading, participants are invited to join in nature play activities or a nature hike at the park. This series is designed for little beavers ages 2-5 years, with an accompanied adult caregiver.  This event will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. RSVP is required.

RSVP herehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchi5FnYkhatFX5YCoMnrsfuAcLgEJJ2L6KkrFrKjE5jaLOxA/viewform

For more information email us  at cpd.se.events@gmail.com




Info Shared by State Representative Buckner




Online: zoom.us
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11 AM CDT – 12:30 PM CDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Welcome to our Diabetes Advocacy Forum! Discussing state political dynamics, skills for effective advocacy, hot topics in diabetes policy, and more in just 90 minutes, we will introduce you to what it means to be a DPAC advocate. Join in the fun and start your advocacy journey with us as we seek to raise our collective voices on behalf of people with diabetes!
Be sure to register using the attached link, we’ll also be casting the event via Facebook Live on DPAC’s page.


Illinois residents – Two-Day Focus Group Contact Info For Wednesday & Thursday, May 12th-13th – 2021
Illinois residents living in Cook, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle Lake & Will counties are needed for a 2-day focus group being held in Chicago near O’Hare on Wednesday, May 12th, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm & Thursday, May 13th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The compensation is $500.00 for 2-day participation. You are paid in cash provided at the conclusion of the 2nd day. The topic is an interesting discussion on a business & community situation. Research involves listening to presentations, completing questionnaires, and discussion panels to see how people react to different sides of simulated business & community situations The project is 100% market research with no solicitations of any kind. The questions below are asked because we have specific quotas for this project. Your personal information is never shared or sold. For more information: www.nwrrs.com – Nationwide Research Recruiters or Call Monte at 760-536-3184


Tuesday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Special Webinar:
Sidewalk Café Permits and Other Outdoor Dining Options
Presented by the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
2021 Sidewalk Café Permits are now available through the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Join this webinar for an overview of how to obtain this permit and other outdoor dining options, including the Expanded Outdoor Dining Program.
Register by visiting www.chicago.gov/businesseducation



Please join us May 12, 2021 from noon-1pm as Dr. Larry McClellan presents on the Little Calumet Underground Railroad Project. Dr. McClellan will be giving a regional overview and then focus particularly on freedom seekers moving through the Calumet region and the networks of the Underground Railroad that assisted them.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please share with others.
Hope to see you on May 12!
Have a great weekend!
Nina Baki
Public Engagement and Program Manager
Conservation and Experiential Programming Department
C: 312-590-6361
Forest Preserves of Cook County
536 N Harlem Ave • River Forest, IL 60305



South Shore/South Chicago RFP

The two-part, 1.7-acre site includes vintage, low-rise buildings and vacant land adjacent to the Cheltenham station on Metra’s Electric Main Line. RFP goals include the construction and rehabilitation of transit-oriented housing and ancillary uses.
Due 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021

Pre-Bid Conference
2 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | Register



Wednesday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Understanding & Clarifying Your Brand Identity
Presented By: Stacey Pitts Caldwell, Center Director, SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce & Owner, SMP Creative™ Business & Design
Now, more than ever it is critical that small businesses grasp the core concepts of branding to begin developing a strong brand position. In this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of your existing brand, learn what it takes to create a new brand, or simply refresh your basic knowledge of branding to help you connect and engage with your customers. All businesses, from pre-venture and start-ups to established enterprises are welcome to explore the following topics: Brand Identity, Brand Communications, Personality & Inspiration, and Storytelling.
Register by visiting www.chicago.gov/businesseducation


Info Shared by State Representative Kam Buckner

Online Event
Today at 6 PM CDT
Tickets · Free – $25
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join us for a conversation about the global struggle for abortion rights featuring lessons from Argentina and Ireland.
In recent years, global movements for abortion rights have made incredible breakthroughs. In late 2020, feminists in Argentina won their decades-long fight to legalize abortion. In 2018, Ireland’s victorious movement to repeal the 8th amendment led to a historic referendum vote that marked an enormous shift in public support for safe, legal abortion.
In the decades following the landmark 1973 Roe V. Wade decision, the abortion rights movement in the United States has endured a wave of setbacks and sustained conservative backlash. Following years of clinic closures and restrictive state laws, an estimated 11 million people seeking abortion in the US now live more than one hour’s drive from an abortion clinic. Abortion activists fear that the political landscape is heading toward a “post-Roe America”.
What lessons can we learn from the global struggle to inspire us to build a fighting movement in the U.S. to defend Roe and assure abortion access to all who need one?
***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will be recorded and have captioning.***
Clare Daly is an independent member of the European Parliament elected from Dublin Ireland, former member of the Irish Parliament and mover of multiple pieces of legislation for Abortion Rights in Ireland, and long standing activist on the issue.
Sarah Leonard is the publisher of Lux, and a member of its editorial collective. She is a contributing editor to Dissent and The Nation.
Camila Valle is an editor, translator, and writer in New York. She is a member of NYC for Abortion Rights.
This event is being sponsored by Lux Magazine, Chicago for Abortion Rights, Chicago Abortion Fund, Chicago DSA Socialist Feminist Working Group and Haymarket Books.
All donations and ticket sales for this event will go to the Chicago Abortion Fund to provide financial, logistical, and emotional support to people seeking abortion care. While all our events are free we ask that those who are able make a donation to support this important work.
Please join us to stand up for mental health and recognize three mental health champions followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

About this event

Join us as we recognize the 2020 Stand Up for Mental Mental Health award recipients followed by a conversation on the state of mental health in our community and opportunities for advocacy.

Mental Health Service Award-Family Focus represented by Colette Allen MS, Evanston Center Director. Family Focus supports mental health in our communities through programming for pre-school children and their families, afterschool and summer programs, support groups for fathers, grandparents raising their grandchildren and services for families affected by trauma. These programs and many others promote mental health by supporting children and families exposed to social conditions that threaten their well-being using strength-based, culturally relevant and cutting-edge interventions.

Lorraine H. Morton Impact Award-Marvin Lindsey, MSW, CADC, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Behavioral Health Care Association of Illinois. Marvin leads an organization that provides leadership, guidance, and advocacy for member agencies in the design and building of an effective community behavioral health system throughout the state. He serves on multiple advisory groups, including the Community Advisory Committee of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Urban Health Program which is charged with recruiting, retaining, and graduating African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans in the health professions. Marvin received a Masters’ Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work and is a certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor. He was selected for the Lorraine H. Morton Impact Award for his advocacy on behalf of mental health and his support of youth.

Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Jueves 13 de Mato a las 10:00 AM
(workshop will be presented in Spanish)
Licencamiento Comercial 101
Presentado por la Ciudad de Chicago Departamento de Asuntos Comerciales y Protección del Consumidor(BACP)
Centro de Negocios Pequeños(SBC)
Los asistentes aprenderán el proceso para obtener una licencia comercial y como acceder a recursos y soporte gratuitos para su negocio.
Register by visiting www.chicago.gov/businesseducation


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza





The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, in coordination with the Village of Burnham, invites you to participate in a virtual public information meeting on May 13, 2021 for the Burnham Multimodal Connector. The Phase I Study was initiated to evaluate the existing conditions and design of a grade-separated pedestrian and bicyclist bridge over multiple railroad tracks and Brainard Avenue. This project will provide access to the Hegewisch Station, the planned Burnham Greenway Trail in the City of Chicago, and the planned Burnham Greenway Trail in the Village of Burnham.
Due to physical distancing restrictions regarding COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually and a call-in option will be available. The project team will provide a live presentation and will host a moderated question-and-answer session.
When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Online.


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza

Sadlowski Elementary is hosting a Donation Drive for Food and Housing Insecurity!
You can help out by donating items for community members in need!
Items can be dropped off at Sadlowski Elementary, 3930 E 105th St
Please see below for items that they are accepting.


Info Shared by Linda Hudson

We teamed up with COVID Express CARE and Commissinor Stanley Moore to bring this event to the ward. It will take place on Friday May 14th, Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th at the Zone 11731 s Ave O. Register now! Everyone 18 and above is welcome regardless of immigration status or where you live.
We have 1000 doses. 2nd appointment will be given after first dose is administered.
To Register for an appointment:
– Text/call 312-262-6768 OR

Nature Block Party at Eggers Grove

Saturday at 11 AM CDT
52–68°F Mostly Cloudy
Price: Free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Nature Block Party is on for this year. Enjoy fun in nature at Eggers Grove! The event is free and open to all!
There will be games and activities at Eggers Grove and we are hoping to get out in the neighborhood to hand out nature kits.
Details are still being confirmed for this event so make sure you click “going” or “interested” to keep up to date.
Friday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Facebook and Instagram Posts: Take Your Posts to the Next Level
Presented by Francisco Ramirez, Chimbly Consultants
You’ve been posting for some time, but maybe your posts don’t always reach or engage your audience? Confused by how the algorithms decide whether or not to show your post? Participants of this workshop will examine Facebook and Instagram posts and compare what makes a post rise to the top and what knocks a post off news feeds. Participants will leave with tools to take their posts to the next level.
Register by visiting www.chicago.gov/businesseducation


11402 S Greenbay Ave.

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos & Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry are proud to be an incubator for Cooperativa Visionarias. Please help us spread the word about this weekly meal distribution!



Sista Afya

for a special online comedy show fundraiser uplifting Black joy featuring Chicago comedians

Lady Luncha’bell Actress/Comedienne

, Meechie Hall and Jeremiah Frazier !⁠

This fundraiser benefits free mental wellness services for Black women in Chicago.⁠
Get your tickets today at: https://bit.ly/afyajoy


79th and Essex
Friday at 6 PM CDT – 7 PM CDT
52–64°F Mostly Cloudy
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join the Chicago Police Department’s 4th District Faith-Based Committee for our outdoor, social-distanced Friday Night Prayer.
We’ll be out every Friday night from the beginning of May through the end of September. Make sure to follow us on all social media platforms to keep up-to-date on locations.



Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc


Info Shared by Community Connection FBK


Sisters in Cinema

is looking for people who are knowledgeable about South Shore history to serve the community as docents for their walking program.

Walks are scheduled for every 3rd Saturday of the month from Saturday, May 15th to Saturday, September 18th.

See flyer for full details. Apply at: https://forms.gle/91kHuDXZ17Z22NKe8

#ConnectSouthShore #positivepresence #tourguide #walkingclub #healthylifestyle #chicagohistory


Location: 1686 E. Hayes Dr., Chicago
Start Line: On the east side of Hayes and Cornell Parking Lot
Parking: Hayes and Cornell Parking Lot

Course Map: HERE

Registration: Opens Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. for May 15, 2021
CostFree! ‘Go Run is always free, but everyone must register for each ‘Go Run they will participate in.
What to Expect

Expect a laid back, welcoming, and hassle-free experience. There will be runners, joggers, and walkers of all experience levels. Whether you are new to running and walking, or have been participating for years, ‘Go Run welcomes you to take part.
Event Schedule

  • 8:15 a.m. – Check-In Opens

  • 8:55 a.m. – Check-In Closes

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5K and 1 Mile Start (No Late Starts Please)

Due to COVID19 guidelines, each ‘Go Run is limited to 50 participants. Persons not registered may not attend.
Notice: ‘Go Runs reserve the right to deny or cancel a registration when deemed necessary.
For More Info Click: https://www.cararuns.org/gorun?fbclid=IwAR2fUZooA4-XltaypZvkmBo1FXGOkoAJsBteAtDgFubKoAAF_uVw_Geg_us

Hope to see you on Saturday, May 15 as we celebrate our moms and kids! This is a safe, drive-through event taking place at 3 of our health centers.




Info Shared by I am South Shore




Online Event
Saturday at 12 PM CDT – 2 PM CDT
via Eventbrite
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
The Answer Inc. Autism & Special Needs Walkathon
“Walking’ for…The ANSWERS” Autism and Special Needs Virtual Walk-a-Thon will take place on
Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Because we cannot gather in large groups for our safety, The Answer Inc. will bring this year’s walkathon to you, virtually. Join us from your treadmill, sofa, walking with your team or even while walking your dog. Join our Zoom gatherings to share how you are walking with us and then join us for an online celebration.
Proceeds raised will be used to support horseback riding camp, summer camps and counseling & therapy sessions for the families impacted by Autism/Developmental Differences. We are requesting your participation as a Sponsor, Vendor, Donor, or Walker. Online vendors will be featured on our website and have a spotlight feature in our newsletter.
For more information call 708.296.5651.
To Join a TEAM: https://secure.givelively.org/…/2021-virtual-autism



Virtual event on 5/15….


Join Us for
Sage and Copal pon de Corner!

Sacred  Community Cleanse

These are perilous times we are living in.
Our hearts are (still) heavy; We mourn in silence, and we mourn out loud as a community. We honor our resilience; we celebrate life and give thanks for the small victories.

We are grappling with deep seated, extremely complex issues as we continue forth, striving to overcome our differences and exemplify our commonalities…hand in hand, along this journey of understanding. Solidarity Heals.

Together, we lift our voices and our candles.
We burn our sage, inhale and exhale the sweet indigenous aroma of copal and lift our voices in prayer over our children. Our families. Our communities.

Will you stand with us pon de corner? Will you bring your heart and soul and your prayers, poems and hand instruments? Will you pray with us in love and solidarity? Will you clear your mind of the fear that grips you when you think of the dangers that congregate on street corners in neglected, disinvested Black and Brown hoods and put on your spiritual armor for an hour (or two…) as we lift up our voices in acknowledgement and honor of the divine that governs all?
Please join us each month:
71st and Jeffery at 10am on May 16th

Wear white, traditional garb, oils, beads, bangles, bells or simply come as you are  – CHARGED!!! Bring your sage and we will also have extra sage and incense to sweeten and open the environment to receive our collective prayers of healing over our people.

In the name of…

love & solidarity
truth & transformation
courage & collective action

Remember, we speak for those of us who can no longer speak…we breathe for those who breathe no more…we stand for those who have fallen beneath the gunsmoke of hate, violence and an unjust system of oppression and anti-blackness.

…and thank YOU in advance to those who will make it out as well as those who can only be with us in spirit. Bring your masks as we cleanse the air. Amandla!





3501 E 106th St, Chicago, IL 60617-6621, United States
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6 PM CDT
54–68°F Rain Showers
Price: Free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Summer Festival Sanitation Certification … Get certified! Register via facebook messensger or leave a message at (773) 731-7948.
Class location: 3501 E. 106th Street, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60617
Class is scheduled on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 6:00 PM






1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-1400, United States
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11 AM CDT
Price: Free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join striking fast-food workers, community members, and activists for a day of action to demand McDonald’s raise their wages to $15/hr.
McDonald’s remains one of the largest employers in the world but continues to lead the race-to-the-bottom for workers wages and workplace standards in the fast-food industry, which drags all low-wage workers down.
McDonald’s doesn’t have to wait for Congress to pass $15. Even in 2020, the height of the recession, the company pulled in nearly $5 billion in profit.
May 19th is the nationwide day of the strike to win $15. Tell McDonald’s it’s time to pay $15 to all its workers nationwide and raise standards for all low-wage workers.
𝐌𝐜𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐤𝐞
𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤, 𝟏𝟓𝟎𝟏 𝐖 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐩𝐡 𝐒𝐭
𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡




Learn more about immigration reform at Social Justice in Chicago — a virtual event with the Chicago Sun-Times.

About this event

In 2006, legislators proposed a bill that would have criminalized undocumented immigrants. The bill set off a series of protests in cities across the country, including Chicago. Now, 15 years later, advocates in Chicago are still calling for an overhaul of the immigration system.

Join the discussion with our event moderator, Elvia Malagón, Sun-Times social justice/ wage gap reporter and special guests:

  • Jorge Mújica, activist and Strategic Campaigns Organizer for Arise Chicago
  • Amalia Pallares, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Artemio Arreola, Director for Community Relations for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Tune in Live on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. CT

Readers are welcome to participate in the digital conversation and ask questions. We encourage you to submit questions for our panel when you RSVP. The forum is made possible by the generous support of The Chicago Community Trust.



Info Shared by Alderman Harris

Roof and Porch Lottery: It that time of year again. May 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can register for the City of Chicago’s Roof and Porch Lottery. Winner will be drawn on July 23rd.
Household income must be at 80% or below. There are 3 ways to register:

Be more than just a resume, get the chance to advocate for yourself at the HACE Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, May 20th. Speak directly with position recruiters from the top companies in the Nation through private, one-on-one, online chats. NEW in 2021 you can now connect by text, audio, or video for more personal and engaging conversations. https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/hace/e/ZDQVb
MAY 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Police Board holds a regular public meeting once a month. The Superintendent of Police (or his designee) and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (or her designee) will be at the meetings. Members of the public are invited to attend and are welcome to address questions or comments to the Board. Prior sign-up is required of those wishing to address the Board; to add your name to the list of speakers, please contact the Chicago Police Board’s office. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Whether the meeting will be in person or via Zoom will be determined closer to each meeting date.



Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza


Please join us for monthly Survey Days! Our neighborhood is quickly changing and we need your help to assess our housing inventory.

Data collected during Survey Days will help us understand the current housing landscape, advocate for community-driven housing policies, identify resources neighbor facing housing issues can utilize, and stabilize our housing stock long-term.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfEGLeTtgVihx…/viewform

For more information and to sign up visit our website www.thenna.org/housing or call us at (773) 609-3007


Rainbow Beach – It’s Your Park Day! – Annual Spring Cleaning

Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 9 AM CDT
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
The Chicago Parks Foundation’s free, family-friendly event kicks off the summer with a day of city citywide park clean-ups.
Join us at the *Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse* on Saturday, May 22nd!
1. REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER on the dates/times of your choice.
2. SHOW UP SAFELY! Clean-up supplies will be provided onsite, and you can do your part by:
– Wearing a face mask (supplies are limited, please bring your own)
– Consciously practicing social distancing
– Wearing protective gloves (provided) and avoiding hazardous materials.
If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms at the time of your cleanup, please stay home – no need to alert us!


8930 S Muskegon Ave, Chicago, IL 60617-3163, United States
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10 AM CDT – 12 PM CDT
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join the Bessemer/Schafer Park Advisory Council for our first event of the year.
Come out on Saturday, May 22nd from 10 am to 12 pm for It’s YOUR Park Day. Help us clean up the playground and other areas of the park. We want our park to look beautiful and clean for the upcoming summer months.
Volunteers must wear face masks and social distance. We will provide gloves, water, snacks, and the materials needed for the clean-up.
This is a kid-friendly event.
Volunteers must register via the below link:




Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11 AM CDT – 1 PM CDT
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Chicago Parks Foundation presents
It’s Your Park Day + Pitch In for the Parks @ PARK NAME!
Volunteer to pitch in at your park! We kick off with It’s Your Park Day on May 22, and continue pitching in all season long.
Community volunteers will pick up litter and clean our park’s green spaces. Free & family-friendly. Complimentary clean-up supplies are provided.
Meeting Location: Northeast side of the parking lot
Event Day Contact: don.nashpac@gmail.com
Other Questions: Sonia Horvath shorvath@chicagoparksfoundaiton.org (773) 505-9737
1. REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER on the dates/times of your choice and complete the volunteer waiver in your registration.
2. SHOW UP SAFELY! Clean-up supplies will be provided onsite, and you can do your part by:
wearing a face mask (supplies are limited, please bring your own)
sticking to a group of fifty (50) people or less and consciously practicing social distancing
wearing protective gloves (provided) and avoiding hazardous materials like glass, needles and germs
If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms at the time of your cleanup, please stay home – no need to alert us!
This event is rain or shine. Please come dressed prepared for the weather (sun, bugs, and all!).
Registering in advance is the best way to ensure there are enough complimentary supplies on the event day.
You can also pitch in your support by making a tax-deductible gift to the Chicago Parks Foundation! Learn more about ways to give here.
The Chicago Parks Foundation is the 501c3 Partner of the Chicago Parks. This program is supported in part by Bank of America with in-kind support from Boxed Water.
Additional Questions? Please contact Sonia Horvath for more information shorvath@chicagoparksfoundaiton.org (773) 505-9737

Leslie Hairston Campaign Port 121118On Saturday, 

May 22nd I will be hosting a shred- a- thon from 11 am until 2 pm. Midway Moving and Storage will be on-site at the Fifth Ward Office. A reminder that no paper or binder clips, metal or plastic spiral binders, and or glossy paper will be allowed to be shredded. I look forward to seeing you all there









Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2 PM CDT – 5 PM CDT
59–72°F Chance of Thunderstorms
Price: Free · Duration: 3 hr
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join us for an afternoon to learn more about the Club. Take a tour. Get your questions answered.



I am starting to receive inquires on the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on May 26th.
Steady guys…it will a “Non-event” for Chicago sky lovers. We will only get to see the very beginnings of the eclipse, while the majority and height of the event will be below our horizon and not be visible to us. The start will be at 3:47 AM and dive away before the real show starts.
More details as the date approach, but really…this is a yawner.
Astro Joe



City Council Meeting

Date: May 26, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Remote Meeting with Limited In-Person Participation



Happy Monday ChampYons!
We are excited to announce our Fire Safety Seminar hosted by Hammond Fire Department. This seminar will be focused on techniques and tips for students to have in mind if for any reason their safety is danger due to house held fires. This event will be FREE and open to only ChampYon students. Please RSVP by May 26th as we are limited in space. We look forward to seeing you all there 
¡Feliz Lunes Campeones! Nos complace anunciar nuestro Seminario de seguridad contra incendios organizado por el Departamento de Bomberos de Hammond. Este seminario se enfocará en técnicas y consejos que los estudiantes deben tener en cuenta si por alguna razón su seguridad es un peligro debido a los incendios domésticos. Este evento será GRATUITO y estará abierto solo para estudiantes de ChampYon. Por favor confirme su asistencia antes del 26 de mayo ya que tenemos espacio limitado. Esperamos verlos a todos allí





Featured Cooks w/ Appetizers, Grilling & Desserts Live Music, Dope DJ, Open Bar Outdoors (Indoor option for Weather) Social-Distancing







Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell




Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc: The Paycheck Protection Program has been extended through May 31, 2021
President Joe Biden has signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021, and then providing an additional 30-day period for the SBA to process applications that are still pending. Read more here.
About the Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Additionally, borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.
Find a PPP lender
Applicants must apply to a participating PPP lender to be considered for the Paycheck Protection Program. Find a lender through Lender Match or by searching for lenders near you here.
First Draw and Second Draw PPP loans
If you have not received a PPP loan before, you can apply for a First Draw PPP loan through a participating PPP lender. If you have received a PPP loan and meet further eligibility requirements, you can apply for a Second Draw PPP loan.
For more information about this and other SBA resources contact South Shore Small Business Development Center @ 773-955-9508 or email us at info@southshorechamberinc.org

Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc

Lakeside Alliance
Lakeside Alliance is a joint venture between Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Brown & Momen, Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.








Click: http://festivalofthelakes.com



Recurring Events:

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell



Spring/Summer programming officially starts March 28th! Register here now: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/258978


FREE BREAKFAST FOR CHILDREN @THEQURRY on 2423 E. 75th Street Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 9 am


Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment is the leading African American-owned Marketing & Technology Symposium.
Every Monday at 7:00 pm





Info Shared by South Shore Works: Where can I get my COVID-19 Vaccine if I live in SS?South Shore Hospital

Working Together for Change

For seniors 65+ Every day, Tues – Thurs, Fri 9 AM-3 PM, 9-12 PM

8012 S. Crandon Ave.

You must call – 773-413-9160



Info Share by 10th Ward FBK:

The SEC Food Pantry is open EVERY Wednesday from 1pm-3pm! 11401 S. Greenbay Avenue
*As a reminder, all new clients must register with the pantry in order to be serviced. Please bring an up to date ID and utility bill (additional proof of address). 60617 & 60633 residents only
*Please wear a mask or cloth face covering when visiting the pantry. Bring your own bags (they are not provided).*
We look forward to servicing you!
*Traiga una identificación actualizada. Matricula consular aceptada.
Por favor, use un cobre de bocas cuando visite la despensa.
Traiga sus propias bolsas (no se proporcionan).


                10:00 AM-11:30 AM: Claretian Associates, 3201 E 91st St


Every Tuesday


The City Of Chicago LIFE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM has Created ZOOM PLATFORMS for their classes:
Time Every Wednesday 11-12PM
Beginning March 3rd
Belly Dance Fitness (ZOOM)
Learn Isolation and Coordination for core strengthening, posture, balance, and agility. Explore graceful movements for a new kind of physical confidence. Cultivate precise muscle control. Be FIT, FIRM & HEALTHY
Dianne Hodges, Instructor
Meeting ID:
862 9955 9024
Passcode: 241573
Time:Every Wednesday 12:00-1PM
Beginning March 3rd
Meditation Movement (ZOOM)
Create Mind, Body and Soul Awareness through meditation breathing and Movement
Dianne Hodges, Instructor
Meeting ID:
862 9955 9024
Passcode: 241573



Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network


Info Shared by Hegewisch Times

Official Schedule Appointments

Board of Commissioners Cook County County Commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly. https://www.cookcountyil.gov/board-of-commissioners

5th Ward Monthly Meeting 
Hosted by Alderman Leslie Hairston 
6 PM – 7 PM   1415 E 70th St, Chicago
Call to be place on email for Zoom Monthly Meetings
Feb 23, 2021 06:00 PM
Mar 23, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM
May 25, 2021 06:00 PM
Jun 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Jul 27, 2021 06:00 PM
Aug 24, 2021 06:00 PM
Sep 28, 2021 06:00 PM
Oct 26, 2021 06:00 PM

Alderman Greg Mitchell;s Constituents Night 7th Ward Mondays 3pm to 7pm
2249 E 95th St
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 731-7777

8th Ward Aldermanic Office Michelle A. Harris
Ward Constituents Night Mondays 6pm to 8pm
8539 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-874-3300

Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza 10th Ward Tuesday 9am-6pm (ward night w/ appmnt)
Call office at 773-768-8138
10500 S. Ewing Ave

Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Chicago Office
1000 E. 111th Street,
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 321-2001
Office hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

Contact Us (773) 783-8492 office@repevans.com 8539 South Cottage Grove Ave., Suite B Chicago, IL 60619

Stanley Moore County Board Commissioner, 4th District 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Suite 404 Chicago, IL 60619 Phone: (773) 783-2412

State Representative of Illinois’ 26th District Kam Buckner Call (773) 924-1755

Senator Robert Peters District Office:
1509 E. 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-1996
Open Office Hours:
Fridays from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Representative Curtis J. Tarver I
Info Shared by Representative Curtis J. Tarver I Office: I wanted to give you all a reminder that we have opened the 25th District Service Office (1303 E 53rd St) with regular office hours during the week and we have flexibility for after-hours/weekend appointments. Feel free to email resources@repcurtisjtarverii.com or call (872) 356-2055 to set up a meeting

Representative Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D) 5th District: (South Shore Small%) 5048 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 924-4614 (773) 924-4652 FAX

The Police Board holds a regular public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited to attend and are welcome to address questions or comments to the Board. The Superintendent of Police (or his designee) and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (or her designee) will be at the meetings. Prior sign-up is required of those wishing to address the Board; contact the Board’s office by 4:30 p.m. of the day before the meeting to add your name to the list of speakers. Every 3rd Thursday of the Month.
The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Chicago Public Safety Headquarters.
Please Click Link to View Schedule:

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