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September 2021

Austin Peace Ride

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Austin Peace

Join BUILD as we ride through the West Side to promote peace in our community! We will meet at BUILD campus at 9am, ride-off is at 10am. All ages are welcome. Water and light snacks will be provided. Register today! Please bring your bike. *Limited Divvy bikes will be available on a first come first serve basis. Request through the registration link!

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Chicago’s Race Against Gun Violence | Virtual

September 25 - November 15

The Race Against Gun Violence is a rallying point to raise awareness and funds for organizations working to save lives and build Chicago’s future. It is an opportunity to change the narrative about our city, call concerned citizens to action and show the world that Chicago can come together to solve the problem of gun violence. WHAT: VIRTUAL 8K & 5K RUNS; 2-MILE WALK; TOTS FOR PEACE SPRINT DATE: SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 TIME: 10:00 AM WHERE: LAKEFRONT WHO: EVERYONE! WE…

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BUILDing Girls 2 Women: Sheroes of Covid-19 (Chicago Edition) comic book launch party

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guild Row 3130 N Rockwell St., Guild Row 3130 N Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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The Simple Good and Building Girls 2 Women invite you to join us for a very special evening to celebrate the launch of SHERO'S of COVID 19 - Chicago Edition - Comic Book release and book signing event with the authors of our event - our youth! To mark this amazing opportunity for the youth, we will be hosting an outdoor launch party on Tuesday, September 28th from 6-8pm at GUILD Row. You will be able to hear from some of the youth in the…

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October 2021

La Mesa Latina (Virtual)

October 18 - October 22
Online at BUILDChicago.org

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, BUILD is proud to present our 5th annual La Mesa Latina, a unique event that brings together many of Chicago’s most accomplished Latin leaders to share their stories with promising Latin youth from across metropolitan Chicago. Latino high school students meet with Latino professionals to learn how to become effective leaders in their communities. The La Mesa Latina luncheon is traditionally held at ABC7 Chicago studio on State Street but will be a virtual…

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Austin Eats: “Can You Dig This?”

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Those living, working and attending school in the Chicago’s Austin community! Please join us for a free film event (with food tastings, a mini farmers market, and more!) on Thursday, Oct 21st from 5:30-8:30PM. Enjoy a community screening of the acclaimed "Can You Dig This?", about the urban gardening revolution and the inspirational personal journeys of five 'gangster gardeners,' planting seeds for their community and a better life. For adults and teens ages 13+. Limited tickets are available to attend live in-person;…

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Off the Ave: ReBUILD by The Available City

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The community of Austin needs a day of fun and education about Chicago Ave, one of the most important streets on the West Side of Chicago. We will learn about its rich history and think about its great potential. There will be Youth-led presentations centered on urban design and its impact on Chicago neighborhoods and using that lens to reimagine the use of empty space to address community needs. Also basketball, music and prizes! Please contact Carmen Scott-Boria at carmenscottboria@buildchicago.org…

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November 2021

4th Annual Restorative Justice Conference

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm. Join us as we explore themes of respect, response, and restoration through workshops, peace circles, guest speakers, and more! Hosted by the Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board and Oak Park Public Library. Virtual and open to all! Register here: oppl.org/restorative

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7th Annual Turkey Bowl

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbus Park Field 500 S. Central Ave. Chicago, IL 60644
Turkey Bowl

Our 7th annual Turkey Bowl flag football tournament! Join us for a game of flag football right before Turkey Day! Game is for ages 11 and up. Refreshments will be served. Contact Mark Thornton at markthornton@buildchicago.org for more info. Game held at Columbus Park Field.

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BG2W Global Girls Film Festival

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) and BUILD present the Global Girls Film Festival, curated by young women participating in the girl-centric BUILDing Girls 2 Women program. The screening of "How Do You Feel?” takes place at 625 N. Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL at 4pm on Saturday November 13th following a 3pm Reception. The festival includes seven films from five countries, with three Chicago premieres and the world premiere of New Girl, produced by Global Girls participants. Following the screening,…

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Restorative Justice Community Day

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Lawndale Christian Legal Center, come join us for a day of community building and exploration as we discuss how we can reimagine justice in North Lawndale and beyond! We will be providing a “Know Your Rights” training, an exploration of Restorative Justice, and a panel of young people who have experienced firsthand the transformative impacts of Restorative Justice Practices. For more information, please visit lclc.net. Food and drinks will be provided.

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