Opponents and proponents of the District 97 tax hike referendum will meet tonight at Irving School for another in a series of forums leading up to the April 5 vote. This event is co-sponsored by SEOPCO (South East Oak Park Community Organization) and Wednesday Journal.
State Rep. Karen Yarbrough hosts celebration and discussion about Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman, a 19th Century slave who was displayed in European "freak Shows" and objectified for her physical appearance. The event will also raise awareness about worldwide human trafficking and domestic violence.
The annual Empty Bowls Community Dinner is from 6-8 p.m. this Friday Feb. 25 at the Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, in the south cafeteria. Bowls made by student and local potters will be sold.