Meet Our Community: Fifth Ward Festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 from noon to 8 p.m. at Twiggs Park (Simpson and Bridge Streets).
Hosted for all of Evanston by the fifth Ward, the festival aims to bring our community together for fun, food and music, while also addressing the underlying causes of youth gun violence. The festival will feature a wide variety of local organizations including Chicago Votes, OPAL, Peer Services, Curt’s Cafe, District 65, ETHS, Childcare Center of Evanston, Family Focus, Y.O.U., and many more, that will set up outreach booths to address the need for jobs, mental health care, voter registration, and more, all of which contribute to empowerment and help combat gun violence. Peaceable Cities will run three Community Peace Circles during the day. Police and firefighters will interact with the community.
Entertainment such as Y.O.U's Connect program, Dance is My Everything, Actor's Gymnasium, Piven Theater, and others will be feautured during the day. Musicians Manwolves, Chainsaw Dupont, Kweku Collins and Funkadesi will play between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fifth ward food vendors (including C&W Minimart and Ice Cream Parlor, Jennifer’s Edibles, and Tishbars) along with other vendors such as Amanecer Breakfast Tacos, hot dogs donated by Valli Produce, and snacks donated by Mark Vend will be available.
Event sponsors include: Ald. Delores Holmes; Family Focus; CEBA; Fifth Ward Residents; Citizens' Greener Evanston; Dear Evanston; James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy; Northwestern University; Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center; MarkVend; Valli Produce; NorthShore University HealthSystem; Y.O.U.; First Bank & Trust; State Rep. Robyn Gabel; State Sen. Daniel Biss; Unitarian Church of Evanston/REAL; Youth Job Center; and more.
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