The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago invites West Side residents to take part in a day of service on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion about the history of nonviolent action as well as the current work being done to build peace, then participants will make toiletry kits. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 W. Jackson Blvd.
The Loretto Hospital and state Rep. La Shawn Ford will be commemorating the civil rights leader at an event that celebrates life before, during and after recovery. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21 in the hospital’s sixth floor auditorium at 645 S. Central Ave.