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August 2021

New Community Outreach Back-to-School Fun Fair

August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
43rd and Lake Park Ave.
Free

NCO's Back to School Fun Fair is on Saturday, August 14, 11am-2pm. This event is open to the community! Join us as we celebrate winding down the summer & generating excitement for the new school year with live music, food, backpack & school supply giveaway, games, and access to community organizations & resources! Free physicals will also take place during the fair hosted by UChicago Hospitals. There are limited appointments; please see the flyer for more details.

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The Kindness Campaign Hosts Peace, Prayer and Prosperity Event

August 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
The Kindness Campaign, 701-703 E. 75th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619
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Free

Great Chatham welcomes the Civic Orchestra of Chicago with guest vocalists performing original songs written by parents who have lost loved ones to gun violence.

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Back 2 School Peace Fest at the DuSable Museum

August 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Live performances, school supplies, health screenings, vaccinations, haircuts and more for the whole family!

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Kindness Campaign Back to School Party

August 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Kindness Campaign, 701-703 E. 75th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619
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Free

No RSVP or Appointment needed - School supplies, haircuts and hairstyles, school and sports physicals, school immunizations, petting zoo, pony rides, airbrush facepainting, music, magician, costume characters, live entertainment, bounce house, games, food, community resources and more!

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September 2021

American Epidemic: Guns in the United States

September 10, 2021 - October 20, 2021
Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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In American Epidemic: Guns in the United States, ten artists examine the role guns play in structural violence, poverty, systemic racism, and an increasingly militarized police force. Using the photographic medium, these artists provide a nuanced exploration of the way in which guns are yielded in this country, including the politicization of trauma, public mourning (and the rote political refrain of “thoughts and prayers” in response to gun violence), and a host of other issues laid bare by this uniquely American plight.…

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Unity in the Community Resource Fair

September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kennedy King College

Come out September 11th to Kennedy King College from 11am-3pm for a ‘Unity In The Community Resource Fair” hosted by the 20th, 16th, & 5th Ward Alderman for a day filled with give-aways, food and community resources. #UnityFairChicago #ObamaCenter #workforce

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@properties, Wu Tang Foundation and Strides for Peace Host Neighborhood Clean Up Event

September 17, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us as we partner with local organization to come together to help renew our great city! Lunch will be provided. Location #1 - Roseland Location #2 - Washington Park Location #3 - Auburn Gresham

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Race Against Gun Violence Pop up and Livestream with the Peace Mobile

September 25, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Cul de Sac at the end of Randolph, next to Lakefront path
$15 – $35

WHERE: East Randolph and South Harbor Drive cul de sac (next to the bike path)WHEN: Saturday, 9/25 8:30AM - 11:00AM  RUN by to take a selfie by our beloved Peace Mobile SHARE why you run on the sidewalk or our chalkboard POST #WhyIRun and #ChooseHope to let people know why you're in the race against gun violence and what inspires you to build peace.  JOIN THE LIVESTREAM FROM 10:00AM - 11:00AM JOIN US! We will be broadcasting live on location at the Peace Mobile and we'll be…

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October 2021

CPD Youth Leaders Race Against Gun Violence

October 16, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Free

Generously sponsored by Chicago CRED, please join Team CPD Youth Leaders to race against gun violence in Garfield Park!

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December 2021

2nd Annual Choose Hope Film Screening in partnership with the Gene Siskel FIlm Center

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
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$15

We are excited to announce the return of the Choose Hope film screening and panel discussion, in partnership with the Gene Siskel Film Center, LakeshoreHY Media, 5x12 Films and our community partners -- in-person and streaming on Facebook live on Thursday, December 9th at 6:00pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center!   The Choose Hope series takes viewers to the neighborhoods working for a better Chicago and introduces the people working on the frontlines of our greatest challenges. They save lives and dreams while we work towards change. In the…

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