Panel discussion Saturday in Austin

The Black Votes Matter discussion will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St., and feature Dr. Phalese Binion of the Westside Ministers Coalition, DeJuan Jackson of Voter Block and mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, who leads the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Hear from the mayoral candidates

All 14 candidates have been invited to the candidates forum, which will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Malcolm X College. The forum is sponsored by the Chicago Westside chapter of the NAACP and Austin Coming Together.

Public invited to 29th Ward candidates forum

The three candidates running for alderman – Zerlina Smith, Chris Taliaferro and Dwayne Truss – will answer questions at the nonpartisan event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5th at Michele Clark High School. The South Central Neighbors Association, Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP and Austin Coming Together are co-sponsors.