Chicago Community News: Weekend of Sept 6

Friday, 06 September 2013 16:40 Written by  Iya Bakare

This weekend, check out the “Maleless to Manhood: Reclamation of the Young Black Man” exhibit and Dwyane Wade's World Foundation's events.

Local Organization Uses Art to Heal Community

Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) brings the “Maleless to Manhood: Reclamation of the Young Black Man” exhibit to the Bronzeville community on Friday, Sept. 6. The month-long show, which will run until Oct. 5, features 45 male artists of color who use the exhibition as a visual retort to the violence and issues that plague young black men in the community. Special events throughout the month will commemorate the exhibit featured in the city’s art center, which is the oldest African-American center in the country.

For more information on the exhibit or SSCAC, visit


Hometown Native & NBA All-Star Continues to Champion for Local Youth to Dream

Chicago native and NBA world champion Dwyane Wade returns to his hometown this weekend to celebrate 10 years of service in communities all over the country. The founder of Wade’s World Foundation will host a weekend of events for the Chicago community, which will include a Live to Dream Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Douglas Park.

In partnership with the city of Chicago, the NBA all-star will host a day of entertainment and opportunity for the community’s youth and young adults. This free event will include information on job prospects, free health screenings and after-school programming information. Entertainment will start at 4 p.m. and will feature previous D. Wade Chicago Has Talent winners, the Soul Children of Chicago and teen-pop/R&B sensation Mindless Behavior.

For more information on Wade’s World Foundation, visit

Iya Bakare

Iya Bakare

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