Chicago – IASB Vote Rally

November 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Supporting Organizations: Moms Demand Action - IL

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Join other Moms Demand Action groups to be visible outside of the Illinois Association of School Boards vote to urge them to vote NO to allowing Illinois school districts to arm of teachers in the classroom.

Make your voice heard! – Moms Demand Action, American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the National Association of Resource Officers strongly oppose measures that would arm teachers and school staff.

Free Gerald Reed – Close to closing arguments

November 21, 2018 - 9 AM - 12 PM

George N Leighton Criminal Court, 2650 S. California Ave 2650 S California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago and Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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This is a case of police torture. Gerald Reed has been in prison for 28 years. His case was confirmed by the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission (TIRC) (https://goo.gl/pcVwUv). In Gerald’s case this is what TIRC stated “Pursuant to 775 ILCS 40/45(c) and 2 Ill. Adm. Code 3500.385(b), it is the decision of the
Commission that, by a preponderance of the evidence, there is sufficient evidence of torture to conclude the Claim is credible and merits judicial review for appropriate relief. ”

Many of you fought so hard for brothers and sisters to be afforded with hearings on their claims of torture. Come and stand with Gerald’s mom, Armanda Schackleford, in the courtroom as she seeks the release of her son Gerald who she has been separated from her son for over 29 years of his life.

Rally to End the War in Yemen

November 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Area Peace Action

Contact Info: info@chipeaceaction.org

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We will be rallying in Federal Plaza Nov 30th at 11am to end US involvement in in the Saudi war on Yemen. At this event, we will be laying out 44 backpacks to symbolize the lives of the 44 Yemeni children who lost their lives because a Lockheed Martin missile launched by a Saudi warplane on August 7th 2018.

The US has been complicit in war crimes in Yemen for years and it’s time to cut support. There will be several guest speakers including Yemen-born activist and scholar Shireen Al-Adeimi.

We hope this rally helps people learn about the conflict and gets them to pressure congress to stop the war.

The House and Senate are voting on two bills in the coming weeks. If passed, Senate Joint Resolution 54 and House Resolution138 would end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen. Please ask your representative and both your senators to co-sponsor them by calling 1-833-STOP-WAR.

Hope you can make it 11/30!

Hear Yemeni Activist Shireen Al-Adeimi on Ending the Yemen War

December 1, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Loyola University, Cuneo Hall, Room 109•6460 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Area Peace Action

Contact Info: info@chipeaceaction.org

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Yemeni civilians are dying by the thousands in a Saudi-led attack enabled by American weapons and logistical support. Here is your chance to find out the history of the Yemeni conflict; the extent of the humanitarian crisis there, and what you can do to bring the bloodshed to an end.

Yemeni activist and Harvard scholar Shireen Al-Adeimi offers a first-hand account of the situation on the ground in Yemen, describes the role and motivations of the various players in this brutal proxy war, and charts a path to peace and recovery via diplomacy. Her fact-filled presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

When: December 1st, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Loyola University, (Northside) Cuneo Hall, room 109,
6460 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

How much: The event is free of charge, but donations will be accepted and the proceeds given to Doctors Without Borders, which has seen several of its hospitals bombed by U.S.-supported Saudi forces.

Who: Shireen Al-Adeimi, born in Yemen, raised in Canada and educated in the United State, is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University. She has published numerous articles about the crisis in her homeland and has emerged as one of the foremost voices for peace and reconciliation in that war-torn country.

What You Can Do: The House and Senate are voting on two bills in the coming weeks. If passed, Senate Joint Resolution 54 and House Resolution138 would end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen. Please ask your representative and both your senators to co-sponsor them by calling 1-833-STOP-WAR.