Stand for Choice

January 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Friends Who March

Contact Info: FriendsWhoMarch@gmail.com

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Every year the Antis gather to rejoice in their hatred of women. We will be there to show our support for CHOICE! We aren’t there to make speeches. To talk to press. We believe that it is every woman’s RIGHT to decide what is right for HER.

The Antis will flood their corner w the color yellow. So we will wear purple to show our support for equal rights. Bring whatever sign you want to hold. Or come as a Handmaid.

Last year we stood on the corner across the street from the Antis & will do that again this year. If you have any questions you can email FriendsWhoMarch@gmail.com

Boycott Black Friday #4: CPAC now!

November 23, 2018 - 10 AM

The Old Watertower, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Join CAARPR for the 4th Black Friday Boycott rally on the Mag Mile!

The first boycott sent the powers that be into a tailspin. Thousands of people not only taking to the streets but shutting down the biggest shopping day of the year angered Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wealthy friends and forced the Mayor to bend to the movement for justice. It was our continued pressure that led to the removal of those responsible for the cover up of the murder of Laquan McDonald. And it was this movement that organized and demanded the conviction of Jason Van Dyke.

But our work isn’t finished. CPD continues to terrorize the city’s Black and brown communities. The Police Board’s decision to reinstate Officer Brandon Ternand, who shot and murdered Dakota Bright in 2012 from a distance of 50 feet as the unarmed 15-year-old was running away, shows the utter bankruptcy of the current system and the necessity for an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC).

CAARPR is calling for all CPAC supporters to come out for the 4th Black Friday Boycott at 10am on the Mag Mile. We aren’t finished until Dakota Bright’s killer is held accountable. We aren’t finished until we see justice for ALL victims of police murder. We aren’t finished until we have community control of the police to put an end to police violence for good!

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.

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 - 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.

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.