Rally for $25 Million for Public Mental Health

November 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Mental Health Movement

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Join us at 9 am on November 14th at City Hall 121 N LaSalle!
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To demand that the 25 million dollar budget amendment for public mental health clinics introduced by Alderman Rick Muñoz pass in the city council. In a city with so much trauma, people need access to mental health care. Join S.T.O.P. (Southsiders Together Organizing for Power) and the Collaborative for Community Wellness Coalition to demand healing for our communities.

Vigil for Jemel Roberson

November 16, 2018 - 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Lane Tech Stadium ,2601 W Addison St, Chicago, Illinois

Contact Info: Tali Arroyo

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If you ever had the good fortune of knowing Jemel Roberson you’d remember his infectious laugh; the permanent grin from ear to ear; plus, you would have spotted his head above any crowd. Jemel was my friend, and the rest of them now are at a loss. My heart also aches deeply for his family, significant other and their child. I fully respect their privacy at this time, but I’d love to show them his Lane family has their back too.

We don’t know how to make any sense of this because we can’t, so I invite you to this vigil to know that you’re not the only ones.
Lane’s Principal Brian Tennison has our full support to host this in front of the stadium, on the Addison side. Even if you didn’t go to Lane all are welcome! Please RSVP, I’d like to do a balloon release, and would encourage anyone attending to bring balloons, a sign, a candle, etc.

I know it’s getting colder and darker earlier, but I’d love to hold this for anyone who needs the space to do so.

For anyone who doesn’t already know what happened to our friend:
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/13/fatally-shot-security-guard-jemel-roberson-graduated-from-lane-tech-had-a-big-smile-and-a-bigger-heart/?fbclid=IwAR2degTSA9-wC8ilJl5DoZVSFOAI3DJSltzA7ZLKqtIJUsLv73D4xvSFYkM

GoFundMe Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-jemel?fbclid=IwAR05cB0g3LzKlBb2oP5J7X2RemfjpzfEig5UHmgR-KxH4AfT46CNIrsfsU4

Rally to Stop Displacement

November 12, 2018 - 10 AM

6220 S. Stony Island, Chicago il 60637

Supporting Organizations: Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP

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Rally to Stop Displacement
Nov 12 at 10am
6220 S. Stony Island
Chicago il 60637

Join us as we demand:
The Alderman, Mayor, and University of Chicago Sign Onto a CBA Ordinance to stop displacement and invest in affordable housing and job training.

As the University of Chicago builds a new luxury hotel, dorm, conference center, as rents are rising, half of the current Woodlawn population is at risk of being pushed out. We are demanding the introduction and passage of a CBA ordinance which would set aside 30% of new housing as real affordable housing, provide property tax relief for long time residents, and require developers like the University of Chicago invest in affordable housing and job training.

Free Gerald Reed – Close to closing arguments

November 21, 2018 - 10 AM - 1 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.

Unite to Defend Trans People! Street Meeting

November 10, 2018 - 1 PM - 3 PM

Halsted and Roscoe, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Supporting Organizations: The Party for Socialism and Liberation Chicago and Answer Chicago

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Join us for a street meeting and gathering to Defend Trans People and everyone who is under attack by the Trump administration.

ANSWER Chicago organizers and Trans activists Vex Humana and Billie Kincaid are facilitating the street meeting!

Trans people cannot be erased and we must and will come out into the streets to fight back. Bring your signs and Trans flags. We will have petitions and literature to distribute. We will also have a bullhorn for chants and an open mic.

Trump’s attack on Trans people are an outrageous assault on the Trans community but it is also attack on all workers and all poor and oppressed people. We will not be divided and we will not wait for some politician or non-profit to save us. We will fight back by building the biggest unity we can. We will build a movement against racism, war and all forms of bigotry. An injury to one, is an injury to all!

#WontBeErased

Nobody is Above the Law Rally ~ Glenview

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Glenview Veterans Memorial, Glenview, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: MoveOn

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With the firing of Jeff Sessions today and putting a crony in charge of the Mueller investigation, Trump has crossed the red line.

WE ARE PROTESTING as part of MoveOn.org‘s national network of protests.

Bring signs. Bring flags. Bring flashlights or your cell phone with flashlight feature. Download a candle app. We’ll walk toward the library and the train station to protest.

It will be in the high 30s, so dress very warmly. And it will be getting dark so be careful.

Hope to see you there.

Cathy

Mueller Firing Rapid Response – Call for Peaceful Protest ~ Highland Park

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Highland Park station (Illinois), 1700 Saint Johns Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Supporting Organizations: North Shore Indivisible and Indivisible Illinois

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This is a rapid response action to hold Donald Trump accountable for seriously jeopardizing the Trump-Russia investigation. We will meet on the west side of tracks. This is a peaceful protest! Please bring signs. See you there.

Nobody Is Above The Law – Sessions Firing Rapid Response – Evanston

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Raymond Park, 1489 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Evanston and Indivisible Illinois

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DEAR FRIENDS:

DONALD TRUMP HAS FIRED JEFF SESSIONS AND REMOVED ROD ROSENSTEIN FROM OVERSEEING THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION.

Trump has appointed his political crony, Jeff Whitaker, to take over the Justice Department and to be in charge of Mueller and his investigation of Trump. Whitaker has previously said the Mueller investigation has gone too far.

We are now in a Constitutional Crisis. Our immediate response will determine the future of our democracy.

We must show Donald Trump that he is not above the law … despite what he believes.

We must show Congress that they must exercise their constitutional duty to hold Trump accountable for his abuses of power.

JOIN OVER 1,300 OTHERS AT OUR EVANSTON RALLY AND MARCH AT RAYMOND PARK AT LAKE ST. AND CHICAGO AVE. IN EVANSTON AT 5:00 P.M. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th.

Bring Friends & Flashlights! Bring Signs! Bring Your Voices! Share Our Peaceful Protest on Social Media!

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Raymond Park is just two blocks east and one block south of the Purple Line and Metra stops at Davis St.

WE NEED YOU THERE — SHOW TRUMP AND HIS GOP CRONIES THAT NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW!

In Solidarity,

Indivisible Evanston

Nobody is Above the Law Rapid Response Protest

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Contact Info: Indivisible Chicago, Indivisible Illinois, MoveOn

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As you know, hours ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out.

In his place, Donald Trump has decided to appoint a partisan loyalist who has published op-eds slamming Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

What’s more, The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will immediately take over supervising special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation from Rod Rosenstein, the embattled deputy attorney general.

The red line has been crossed. In response, the Trump is Not Above the Law coalition is calling for nationwide rapid response protests tomorrow—Thursday, November 8— at 5 pm

Let’s be clear: Matt Whitaker cannot have oversight of the Russia investigation, and must allow the investigation to continue.

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.