Be a part of one of the biggest events of 2018

The West Side Historical Society – in partnership with Ald. Jason Ervin, AustinTalks and other partners – will host this year’s Juneteenth festival and parade for peace June 22-24 in Garfield Park. Vendors are invited to contact organizers; VIP passes are also available.

Don’t miss family night on Friday

Doors open at 4 p.m. April 20 at the Austin Community Family Center, 501 N. Central Ave. Other groups sponsoring the free event – open to all in Austin – include BUILD, Communities Partnering 4Peace, Westside Health Authority and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Loretto Hospital, the West Side Heroin Task Force and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti are hosting a breakfast April 4th, 50 years after the civil rights leader was assassinated. Fighting the West Side’s heroin epidemic will be the focus of this morning’s event. Then at 12:30 there will be a wreath laying at the corner of 4800 W. Chicago Ave.