Celebrate Nelson Mandela Friday in Austin

Celebrate the birthday of peacemaker Nelson Mandela from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at 5300 W. Chicago Ave. Two community leaders – Chicago Police Sgt. Jermaine Harris and state Sen. Kim Lightford – will be honored. Friday’s celebration is sponsored by state Rep. La Shawn Ford, the Westside Health Authority and SSA 72.

Celebrate Nelson Mandela today

The public is invited to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and first president of post-apartheid South Africa Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. Mandela died in 2013.

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.