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Aviation career fair

Walsh Construction II, LLC, in coordination with Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) and the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, will host an aviation career fair on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Columbus Park, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

On Dec. 3, local policy experts will gather for a conversation on gentrification versus revitalization for the Blocks Together TIF Toolkit Launch. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Breakthrough Ministry, 3219 W Carroll Ave.

Amid debates surrounding migration and changing communities, BBF Family Services (BBF) will host a timely screening of "Heading West: A History of African Americans on Chicago's West Side" on Dec. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the BBF Center on 1512 S. Pulaski Road.

The documentary film on African American migration to Chicago will be followed by a public conversation featuring the film's writer, director and producer, broadcast journalist Darryl Dennard.

To reserve tickets for this free event, please visit or contact BBF Family Services at (773) 542-7331. Seating is limited.

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