Pilsen Vendor Market

Pilsen Venfor Market 1756 W. 19th St., Chicago

The Pilsen Vendor Market features local artists and makers in a weekly pop-up in indoor and outdoor spaces. Sundays April-October

FREE

61st Street Market

Experimental Station 6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago

It’s back! Chicagoland farmers, cheesemakers, bakers and others hawk their wares every Saturday outside the Experimental Station. The market accepts LINK and Senior Farmers Market Coupons, and all LINK purchases are matched up to $25.

FREE

Latino Writers Initiative Virtual Writers Meet-Up

Zoom Chicago

Hosted by the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Latino Writers Initiative, this virtual meet-up is for Mexican and Latinx writers of all levels to practice writing skills with writing prompts and fun exercises. There will also be opportunities to connect with other Latinx writers and get feedback.

FREE

Bystander Training: Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Jane Adams Senior Caucus

Many Asian/Americans want to know how they can be safe when they experience harassment. During this training, designed specifically for seniors, participants will learn how to respond to harassment at the moment it is taking place. Organizers will introduce safety tools and discuss ways to build resilience on an individual, personal, social level, and beyond. 

FREE

Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 4th Fl., Chicago

Over forty cartoonists with Chicago ties are represented in an exhibition that explores the ways that comics are used not only to entertain readers, but to engage them in the relevant social and political issues of their time. The exhibit is divided into four sections spanning Chicago comics history, including 1960-1970s: The Underground; 1980-1990s: Alternative Weeklies, Comic Books, and Zines; 1990-2000s: Graphic Novels and Community; and 2010-Now: Chicago Rising.

$15.

Defund CPD’s Juneteenth Block Party

The Breathing Room Space 1434 W. 51st St., Chicago

DefundCPD is hosting a Juneteenth Block Party in Back of The Yards. The block party aims to provide space for community building and education through art making, music, food, and wellness. There will also be free resistance training. Volunteers are needed for set up/tear down, cooking, childcare, art activities, mutual aid and the training sessions. 

FREE

19th Ward Youth Day of Action

Beverly Park 2460 W. 102nd St., Chicago

Speakers from GoodKids MadCity and Students Strike Back will address a rally ahead of a march to demand 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea support the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance and co-sponsor the Treatment Not Trauma ordinance. The march will then return to the park for a picnic and teach-ins.

FREE

March With the Coalition for Peace

GoodKids MadCity is organizing a peace march to demand resources for gun violence prevention. These demands include free mental health resources, fair housing, and passing of GoodKids MadCity’s Peace Book Ordinance. The Peace Book requires the reallocation of at least two percent of CPD’s budget. This would fund a regularly published “book” that provides resources and opportunities in order to reduce youth incarceration and violence in the city.

FREE

The Gathering: Organizing for Effectiveness

The Gathering is a monthly workshop series hosted by the #LSCs4All Coalition for Local School Councils members, public education advocates, parents and community members that seeks to create more effective and engaged LSCs. This Gathering will provide insight on effective preparation for the upcoming school year, including for the LSC organizational meeting, committee recommendations, and training dates.

FREE

Chicago Board of Education Meeting

CPS Loop Office 42 W. Madison St., Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education’s June meeting will be live-streamed for the public at cpsboe.org. Public participation will be held virtually, and members of the public can register in advance as a speaker or an observer starting June 21 online at cpsboe.org or by phone at (312) 989-7313.

FREE

City Council Meeting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will preside over a meeting of the full City Council. The agenda may include competing proposals to honor Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, among other legislation. Members of the public can sign up to address the meeting on the day of at City Hall (enter from Washington St.), or sign up to comment via videoconference by calling (312) 744-6800 before Monday, June 21.

FREE

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