15th District seeking your input

The Chicago Police Department’s 15th District will hold a virtual Zoom meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5. It’s part of an ongoing conversation about the district’s 2022 strategic plan. Register through EventBrite.

Back-to-school parade in Austin today

Don’t miss the largest back-to-school community event on the West Side. It takes place from 12 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School, 5101 W. Harrison St.

Stand up for peace on Wednesdays in Austin

Join Austin residents, businesses, neighborhood groups and the faith-based community tonight at 6 p.m. – and every Wednesday throughout the summer – to unite against violence. Meet at any one of six Austin corners as part of the 100 Blocks/100 Churches initiative.

March for peace Saturday

Residents from Austin, Garfield Park, West Humboldt Park and North Lawndale are invited to take part in the July 17th peace walk, which starts at 10 a.m. The walk will end at Garfield Park Music Court at Madison and Hamlin with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.