Good Kids Mad City – Chicago

November 24, 2018 - 4 PM

51st & King Drive

Supporting Organizations: #GoodKidsMadCity

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A day b4 #thanksgiving CPD killed a 16yr old boy! That’s why we say police violence is gun violence.
Today during our #GKMCPeaceMarch we’re honoring #RonnieMan #MauriceGrantonJr and #AquonessCathery! They were all killed in the 3 wards we’re marching through!

Solidarity march for Central American asylum-seekers

November 25, 2018 - 3 PM - 4 PM

Citlalin Gallery 2005 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Feminist Action Political Organization, Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus, Chicago Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Chicago Solidarity Center, Coalición de migrantes mexicanos

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NOTE: location change due to the weather!

Chicago’s heart is with the Central American exodus trapped in Tijuana. This march will join with dozens of demonstrations nationwide as we answer a call to action from a coalition of organizations based in San Diego and Tijuana. Their statement reads in part:

“We call for an action on November 25th to commemorate the anniversary of the 2017 Honduran election stolen by the US government-backed, right-wing military dictator Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH). We are demonstrating on this day to acknowledge and draw attention to the current social and political crises driving the exodus from Central America. We understand that these crises—drug wars, military coups, destruction of indigenous lands for the benefit of corporations, and environmental catastrophe in the region—are all symptoms of US foreign policy, corporate profiteering and war-making.

“Moreover, we see that the Trump administration is creating a warlike atmosphere against the caravan. It should be clear that they are not just acting with the support of a cabinet of white supremacists and a majority GOP in the Senate but are also emboldened by the last few decades of bipartisan militarization of the border, mass raids, expansion of for-profit detention centers, and mass deportations—with more than 2.5 million migrants under Obama and Trump alone. Further, these policies are a continuation of a long history of anti-Indigenous colonial violence and genocide.”

Read the full statement, demands, and endorsers list here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PsPwJ2kORIefjU54OGdehxdzMAc7WMXNa3eGSKygess/edit

Down with US-backed dictators forcing people to flee for their lives! Open the borders and let the asylum seekers in now!

Please let us know if you can cosponsor, send a speaker, help organize, and help spread the word!

Chicago endorsers include:
American Friends Service Committee
ANSWER Chicago
Black Youth Project 100
Boricua Resistance
Chicago Comittee for Human Rights in the Philippines
Chicago Solidarity Center
Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus
Coalición de migrantes mexicanos
Gay Liberation Network
International Socialist Organization
La Voz de los de Abajo
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Refuse Fascism

Protecting Immigrant Families – Candlelight Vigil

December 5, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

Supporting Organizations: Elevate Energy and Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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This holiday season is the time to cherish all families.
Join us to support the end of family separation.
Learn more about how to comment on Federal policies
that threaten the rights of immigrants: protectingimmigrantfamilies.org

Candlelight Vigil for Mercy Hospital Shooting

November 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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On Wednesday November 21st at 6:00pm, local organizations and members of the medical community will gather at Federal Plaza for a candlelight vigil and rally against gun violence after the shooting at Mercy Hospital on Monday. We will honor the lives of Doctor Tamara O’Neal, Officer Samuel Jimenez, and pharmaceutical resident Dayna Less.

We will be standing in solidarity with the doctors, nurses, and workers of Mercy Hospital as well as the Chicago Police Department. We can put an end to gun and domestic violence, it has no place in our communities, schools, places of worship or hospitals. Join us to mourn, pray, and stand in solidarity. Gun violence is a public health issue, and doctors also want to see an end to the daily bloodshed caused by firearms across the country.

#SayHerName
#DisarmHate

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!
📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢

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.