residents can take part in the "So Fresh Saturdays" initiative meant to create a safe space in Englewood community parks. Over this past weekend, gun violence across the city left seven people dead and dozens wounded.
The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)
will kick off the community-driven series this coming weekend as part
of the Chicago Park District's Night Out at Sherwood Park event scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 5701 S. Shields Ave. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
free event will include educational workshops and entertainment,
including performances from local artists, film showcases, forums,
spoken word, art-based workshops, a youth café, peace circles, dance and
Local artists rooted in Englewood such as Ty-Green and Drunken Monkeee are slated to perform. Other speakers include community
activists Willie Fleming Jr. of the Anti-Eviction Campaign, Sy Smith of
the National Block Club University and Camiella Williams, an
The Englewood Park "So Fresh Saturdays" tour dates are:
Sherwood Park - 5701 S. Shields Ave. - Saturday, June 29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hamilton Park - 513 W. 72nd St. - Saturday, July 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lindblom Park - 6054 S. Damen Ave. - Saturday, August 10 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Finale at Ogden Park - 6500 S. Racine Ave. - Saturday, August 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more info, contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.