Inaugural 5th Ward Fest of Music, Food & Jobs! Spotlight Issue: Youth Gun Violence

Funkadesi Primo Photo Pavi Val LloydWHEN: Saturday, August 27 from noon to 8 p.m.

FUNKADESI plays circa 7pm!!!!

WHAT:
Meet Our Community: Inaugural Fifth Ward Festival of Music, Food and Job Opportunities
2016 Spotlight Issue: Youth Gun Violence
WHERE:

Twiggs Park (Simpson St and Bridge St)

Performers: Kweku Collins, Manwolves, Chainsaw Dupont, Funkadesi, and more.

Meet Our Communtiy/Fifth Ward Festival is a food, fun and resource fair for all of Evanston, hosted by the Fifth Ward, to bring Evanstonians together. A wide variety of booths by local organizations will address the need for jobs and job training, mental health care, voter registration, and more, all of which contribute to empowerment and can help reduce gun violence. Police and firefighters will be on hand to share information about public service jobs and mingle with the community. Our hope is that this is the first of many events highlighting gun violence and sharing resources to combat it.

Stay tuned for more details!

Sponsored by: Ald. Delores Holmes, Fifth Ward residents, Family Focus, Evanston, CEBA – Central Evanston Business Association, Citizens’ Greener Evanston, Dear Evanston, James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University,Mark Vend, Unitarian Church of Evanston/REAL, Valli Produce, Erie Family Health Center, Youth & Opportunity United, Youth Job Center, First Bank & Trust, Rep. Robyn Gabel, Rep. Laura Fine, State Sen. Daniel Biss, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, and more.