Street re-dedication for Nelson Mandela

West Siders are invited to a birthday celebration and tribute 10:30 a.m. July 18 to the South African leader. The event, which will be held at 4800 W. Chicago Ave., is sponsored by state Rep. La Shawn Ford, Westside Health Authority, CBC, West Side Historic Preservation Society, Institute for Nonvioence Chicago, New Jerusalem Lodge of M.W.P.H.G.L. of Illinois, Ceasefire, SSF AVE 72, Tia L. Ford, West Side Democracy for America, Saint Martin De Porres and Fathers Who Care.

West Side residents celebrate Nelson Mandela

The former South African president was honored Thursday at a pre-Kwanzaa performance at The Sankofa Cultural Arts Center. The Leaders Network of Chicago will remember him with prayers and tributes starting at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Columbus Park Refectory.