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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Defender Community Calendar,

September, 2015

Sept. 3–Oct. 3: “Speaking Figuratively,” a new exhibition featuring the work of Basil Watson and Susan Williams, opened Sept. 3 and runs until Oct. 3 at Gallery Guichard, 436 E. 47th St. Basil Watson has been practicing sculpture for 40 years, and has more than 30 public sculpture in his birth land Jamaica, the U.S., China and Guatemala. Susan Williams, a graduate of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, was hired by former President Clinton to redesign the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation Building. RSVP is required. Please RSVP by emailing Sept. 10: DAMRON Corp. will celebrate its success as a minority-owned business in Chicago for 30 years with an evening of plant tours, product sampling, dignitaries and entertainment. The festivities will take place at its headquarters, 4433 W. Ohio St., beginning with tours of the facility and a reception at 4:30 p.m., exciting young musical performances from 5:45 p.m. to the start of the program at 6:30 p.m., and culminating with entertainment from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Join us on Saturday, September 12 for Culture Coast’s 2015 Culture Crawl; an allday event highlighting just a few of the many cultural gems across Chicago’s mid-South Side.   Highlights include a Black-Comics exhibition opening, make-and-take art activities, guided gallery tours, artist talks, dance lessons and more! All events are free and family-friendly. Eight of Culture Coast’s 30+ member organizations are participating in this inaugural celebration, including Onli Studios, Smart Museum of Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Oriental Institute Museum and Hyde Park School of Dance. Sept. 12: Calling all teens and tweens! Come to the Chicago Public Library’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, 3436 S. King Dr. Sept. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a meet-and-greet & registration for an 8-week “Drama in a Nutshell” Workshop, and chat with veteran actress of “Cooley High” fame, vocalist, entertainer and drama coach Colostine Boatwright. Call the branch at 312-747-7543 to register. Sept. 12: Rep. Arthur Turner has partnered with the Chicago City Clerk’s office to provide children’s ID cards 3849 W. Ogden Ave. Applications for ID cards will be available at the event, and your child’s digital fingerprint and picture will be take on site. The card will be available on the same day. For more information, please call 773-277-4700. Sept. 12: The Churches of Christ presents the 2nd annual Back to School & Community Health Fair Sept. 12 at the Chatham Avalon Church of Christ, 8601 S. State St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair is free and open to the public. Services include flu shots, dental exams for kids and adults, physicals, immunizations, free cell phones with an ID and medical or link card, free haircuts, school supplies, food and more. Sept. 12: Come see the Aniba Hotep & the

Peace Games Tournament Kicks Off Saturday

Father Michael Pfleger (left) and Joakim Noah (right) of the Chicago Bulls Tatiana Walk-Morris Entertainment will be provided by the Jesse White Tumblers and Kim Stratton will sing the Interim Managing Editor National Anthem. The tournament began in 2012 as a platform Father Michael Pfleger and the to bring rival gangs and communities together to Faith Community of Saint Sabina, in reduce violence in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham collaboration with Connor Sports, community. Against fear and criticism organizNoah’s Arc Foundation, Mary’s Court ers took a bold step to confront the violence and Adidas, are proud to host the 4th in their community, with hopes of reducing the Annual Chicago Peace League Basmurder rate, which grossly impacts Chicago’s ketball Tournament, Sept. 19, 2015 at young people. the Saint Sabina Church Gymnasium. The event kicks off with Images of Peace Each year the tournament, which Reception Sept. 17, 2015. The Images of Peace is open and free to the public, draws Campaign is inspired by actor and director, over 2,000 attendees including loSpike Lee. Over the summer, cameras were discal city and state officials, as well tributed to 300 youth from communities across as community and corporate leadChicago. Youth were asked to spend the sumers. Those in attendance will be curmer photographing acts of peace or kindness rent and former NBA Stars Joakim happening in their neighborhoods. Noah, Isiah Thomas, Antoine Walker, Award-winning photographers will select 5 Charles Smith, Wayne Ellington, Tony Snell and Sonny Parker. Also invited winners, whose photographs will be showcased are Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis, Ja- during the reception. Each winner will also receive a $500 check during the tournament’s bari Parker and Jahlil Okafor. Sol Collective and Kindred the Family Soul at the South Side Soul Fest. The event kicks off Sept. 12 at 87th and Jeffery Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s free to enter, and participants can expect great food vendors, giveaways and all day entertainment. For more information, email or call 773-734-0626. Sept. 12: Visit the 43rd Street Family Fun & Music Festival, which features The Family Stone, Avian High Tower, Chicago Blue Aces, Jamiah on Fire and more artists. Enjoy the music, food, games and petting zoo for the kids. Stop by Sept. 12 at the 900 E. 43rd St. at the Price School Football Field from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sept. 13: On September 13, daring participants will step over the edge to rappel 278 feet down theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Skyline Plunge! Chicago event is held by Respiratory Health Association and is expected to raise $65,000 for lung disease research. Sept. 13: Christ Centered Church of Chicago is coming to Bronzeville Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Dunbar Vocational High School 3000 S. King Dr. Come to experience a worship you’ll never forget. Sept. 13 & 18: If you haven’t gone already, there’s still time to experience the Bronzeville Summer Nights. On Sept. 13,

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visit the opening reception for the Black Comic Exhibition curated by Turtel Onli at the South Side Community Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Take a ride Sept. 18 to tour Bronzeville’s artistic hot spots like the Gallery Guichard, the Black Gallery and Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center. The trolley runs form 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and stops at each venue for 15 minutes. Sept. 19: Members of the Music Institute’s impressive faculty, now numbering more than 150, perform classical favorites that have become known by their musical nicknames. The program and includes: Haydn’s Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Quinten”; Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn (St. Anthony of Padua’s Sermon to the Fish); Chopin’s Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor “Revolutionary” and Étude Op. 25, No. 1 in A Flat Major “Aeolian Harp”; and Telemann’s “Paris Quartet” No. 1 in D Major TWV 43. Come enjoy “Name That Tune: Classical Gems with Memorable Monikers” Sept. 19 at the Nichols Concert hall at 1490 Chicago Ave. The cost is $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Sept. 19: Don’t miss Chicago City of Learning’s FREE Back to School Jam Sept. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Jones College Prep, 700 S. State St., where youth can participate in a variety of hands-on activities,

half-time ceremony. Those attending the reception can enjoy tasty treats while networking with other corporate and community leaders looking for solutions to reduce crime, increase high-school graduation rates, and promote strong communities across the city. Local journalist Robin Robinson will host the affair, which takes place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the St. Sabina Church. For more information on the Peace Basketball Tournament, please contact Deborah O. Farmer at 312-951-FARM (office) or 773-3107701 (cell). To learn more about the Peace League at St. Sabina, log onto and including coding, robotics, design, video gaming, writing, making music and much more. Take the Mars Rover Challenge with a NASA astronaut, or make a DIY toy for a shelter pet. Check in for updates at Sept. 25: The Chicago Cubs presents HBCU DAY Historically Black Colleges and Universities Friday September 25 Cub vs Pirates Game Time is 1:20 at Wrigley Field Pregame Kick Off Party 11a.m. – 1 p.m. Tickets prices start at $13 (plus tax) and include an HBCU T-Shirts. For Tickets go to Sept. 25: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s AIDS Run & Walk Chicago kicks off Sept. 26. at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr. The walk benefits 35 other community organizations that provide HIV/ AIDS programs and services across Chicago, particularly in neighborhoods most affected by the epidemic. Event registration is $40 in advance for 5k walkers and $50 for 5k or 10k runners. To register as an individual or as a team, or to donate to a CommunityDirect team, visit or call 312-334-0946. Online registration ends Sept. 20.

Chicago Defender Issue September 09-15, 2015  
Chicago Defender Issue September 09-15, 2015