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Restorative justice symposium | Great Migration film screening

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Attend a restorative justice symposium

On Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and BUILD Chicago will host a Black History Month Restorative Justice Symposium at BUILD's West Side offices, 5100 W. Harrison Street.

The symposium will feature Vera Davis, the commissioner on women and health issues, and several panelists, including Benny Lee and Marie Moon, among others. Those interested should RSVP to or call (312) 603-4566.

Watch a film about the Great Migration

On Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Ave., will co-host a screening of the film "Heading West: A History of African Americans on Chicago's West Side" in honor of the Great Migration Centennial.

The documentary film "illuminates how the biggest migration in American history brought a tidal wave of African Americans from the South, for over 100 years, many of whom settled on Chicago's West side."

The event, which is free, will include a post-screening conversation that will feature numerous community leaders. For more info, visit 

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