Join us for "Heading West," a free film and conversation on the history of African Americans on Chicago's West Side. The screening will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the BBF Center (1512 S. Pulaski).
Even before Chicago was founded as a city, the West Side of Chicago was home to a thriving community of African Americans. "Heading West" retraces the history of African Americans on Chicago's West Side through captivating archival footage and interviews. It traces the Black West Side experience from the very beginning, through two major migrations of Blacks from the deep south, through the turbulent sixties, up to the promise of the new millennium.
BBF Family Services, the 2016 Great Migration Centennial Commission, the North Lawndale Employment Network, Cook County Commission District 2, and Habilitative Systems, Inc. are proud to sponsor screenings of "Heading West" at various venues throughout Chicago.
Following the film, stay for the discussion and share your family's West Side story. A conversation will be led by Darryl W. Dennard, broadcast journalist and producer of "Heading West."
This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served! Reserve your tickets today.