Happy 2022 Chicago Southsiders,
Happy Black History Month! What are you doing to learn more about Black History? If you need ideas, we've compiled a list of events below that will help you unlock the stories that have shaped our history. Check out our latest newsletter to learn more about the evolution of Black History Month.
While you are learning more about the achievements of Black leaders in history, it's also important to think about your legacy. What do you want to be known for? How do you want to contribute to the world? What are you doing now to make the world better than you found it?
Chicago Southsider was launched in August 2021 to showcase the best of Chicago's South Side and unwrap the stories that can't be found in mainstream media.
Here's what the Chicago Southsider accomplished in January 2022:
We celebrated the life of CPA and founding member of National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), James Hill, Jr. His memorial service was held on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Read more about Mr. Hill's life here if you need a boost of motivation to achieve your next level of success.
We released 5 weekly event calendars last month to let you know what's going on in the city. Chicago Southsider delivers your weekly events calendar every Saturday morning. Don't forget to share with a friend or colleague!
Chicago Southsider is on a mission to transform the narrative of Chicago's South Side and circulate more dollars in our community. Can you help us make this vision a reality? You can become an annual subscriber by going to Chicagosouthsider.bulletin.com/subscribe. This will help us build a sustainable platform and allow us to hire more people committed to rebuilding our community. You'll also get exclusive research and insights that will arm you with the information you need to boost your income potential.
Here are some goals we aim to accomplish:
Publish Chicago Southsider's Inaugural '40 Over 40' recognition
Train and hire more individuals on the South Side of Chicago
Provide internship opportunities for students seeking to build their resume and learn digital skills
Showcase more entrepreneurs and small businesses on the South Side of Chicago
Develop guides that showcase the best of Chicago's South Side
Share more job opportunities and resources that will allow us to reinvest in our community
Go behind the scenes and memorialize the history of Chicago's South Side
Thank you in advance for your support! Dr. King once said, "This day we must declare our own Emancipation Proclamation." Well, that's exactly what we plan to do.
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- Char from Chicago
Saturday February 5, 2022
Tax-A-Thon - Registration: 9:00AM. Start Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM, Location: Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60628; Please click here for more information.
Black History of Chicago with Dilla the Urban Historian and Freddie Taylor - Join us as we talk with Dilla the Urban Historian and Freddie Taylor about all the amazing events in Black History. Attendees will view an interactive presentation and participate in a live Q & A. Free Giveaways. This event will be great for the whole family. Start Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM, Location: Online; Please click here to join the event.
The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls presents: Not My Girls. Time: 10:00AM CST; Location: Online; Please click here for more information and to register.
Chicago Urban League Black Wellness: Get Vaccinated. Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM, Location: Bronzeville Community Clubhouse 3847 S. Giles Avenue Chicago; Please click here for more information and to register.
Sunday February 6, 2022
Chicago Public Library Film Screening: Glory. Tribute to the Army's first black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, that was mustered up during the Civil War under the command of an inexperienced white New Englander. - Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM ,Location: 731 E. 63rd Street Chicago IL 60637 ; Please click here for more information.
Free Dividend Investing Training: Turn Your Paychecks Into Passive Income. Learn how to earn money in the stock market even when stock prices are falling. Time: 6:00 pm CST. Virtual. Click here to register.
Monday February 7, 2022
State Senator Doris Turner invites residents to Coffee & Conversations - Time: 10:00AM- 11:00AM, Location: Custom Cup Coffee| 319 E Monroe St. Springfield IL ; Please click here for more information.
Chicago Public Library -Funday Crafts. Join the Children's Department as we celebrate African American Heritage Month. Each week we will feature a different fun craft related to African American culture. Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM, Location: 9525 S. Halsted Street Chicago IL 60628; Please click here for more information.
Polished Pebbles Black History Month Roundtable Discussion: Closing the Hope Gap for Girls Time 12:00 - 1:00PM CST. Location: Virtual. Please click here to register and for more information.
Chicago Public Library -Cancer Disparities in Minority Communities. Join Woodson Regional Library and Journey Care as we discuss how cancer affects communities of color and what can be done to change this narrative. Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM; Location: Online. Please click here for more information and to register.
Tuesday February 8, 2022
Chatham Business Association - Membership Meeting - Registration 9:00AM Start Time: 9:10AM, Location: Virtual; Please click here for the Zoom Meeting Details, Meeting ID 779 782 360.
Chicago Public Library - Artist's Creative Collage. Join Ms. Anna at Pullman Branch and design a collage inspired by the preeminent African American collage artist Romare Bearden using all kinds of materials, including a picture of yourself. Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM; Location: 11001 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago IL 60628; Please click here for more information.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy: Speaking the Truth, Understanding Our History. Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm. CST, Location: Online; Please click here for more information and to register.
Chicago Public Library - Adult Grab & Go: Therapeutic Jenga. Feeling stressed? Therapeutic Jenga is a fun way to get to know other people, relax and use your brain to think about things other than your stressors. Stop by Thurgood Marshall Branch to pick up a grab and go kit to play at home. Time: All Day,Location: 7506 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago IL 60620; Please click here for more information
Thursday February 10, 2022
Celebrating Black in Tech | Chicago Black Businesses. Time: Noon, Location: Zoom Admission: Free. Please click here to register and for more information.
Saturday February 12, 2022
National Black MBA Association Leaders Of Tomorrow Workshop - Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM Location: Virtual; Please click here for the Zoom Meeting.
Wabash YMCA Historic Tour. Time: 10:30AM to 11:30AM. Location: Historic Former Wabash YMCA, 3763 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653; Admission: Free. Please click here for more information.
Jewel-Osco 23rd annual Black History Celebration - Activities include: Product Showcases from Local, Minority-Owned Brands; Raffles & Giveaways; In-store Savings; Entertainment and More! Time: 12 - 4PM: Location: 1655 E 95th Street, Chicago; Please click here for more information and to register.
Women in Black History: Girl Power Songs with Erica Bauer. Join us as Erica Bauer sings her amazing songs about black women in history. Your family will be able to sing along while learning about rich black history. Attendees will have a chance to win free giveaways too. Time: 12PM to 1:00PM CST. Location: Online. Please click here to join the event.
2022 Chicago Auto Show. Date & time: February 12 - 20 (10 AM - 10PM) & February 21 (10AM - 8PM), 2022; Location: MCCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
2022 Chicago Auto Show - February 15, 2022: Show organizers will honor first responders and military personnel by hosting a First Responders and Military Appreciation Day. On that day, all first responders and military may visit an identified location at the event to show their badge or military ID for free entry. Any guests that accompany first responders or military personnel will be treated to a discounted voucher of $10, valid that day only.
The Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) presents - 2022 YPN Kick Off Mixer. Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022; Time:6:30PM to 9:00PM; Location: TAO Chicago | 632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654. Admission: CAR Members - $49 | Non-Members - $70. Click here for more details and to register.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) - Summer Fellowship. The NABJ-NBC News Summer Fellowship gives students real-world experience and exposure to one of the world's leading News Divisions, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Please click here to apply and for more information. Application deadline is Friday February 18, 2022.
Star Trek Mission Chicago. Date : April 8 - 10, 2022; Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 - West Building. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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