May Day Events ~ 1 PM

May 1, 2017 - 1 PM - 2 PM

Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Supporting Organizations: May Day Chicago Coalition, Arise Chicago

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Marcha Día Internacional de los Trabajadores
Lunes, 1° de Mayo
1 pm – en el Parque Union (Esquina de la Ashland y Lake)
Evento de la Federacion Sindical de Chicago (CFL) a las 4pm en la Plaza Daley

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International Workers Day March
Monday, May 1st
1pm – at Union Park (Ashland and Lake);
Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) Event at 4pm at Daley Plaza

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May Day Events ~ 11 AM

May 1, 2017 - 11 AM

Roosevelt Rd. and Ogden Ave.

Supporting Organizations: Resist Reimagine Rebuild Chicago

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/R3Coalition/

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May 1st, International Workers’ Day, will be a national day of action with large marches around the country. Join us here in Chicago as we rally across from 2 centers of injustice: Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and the FBI Headquarters. We will then March north to join the city-wide May Day March in Union Park. March with R3 Coalition Chi to underscore connections between racial justice and economic justice.

Resist Racism, Rebuild Community!

Emergency Rally for Clean Water, Environmental Justice, and Healthcare

April 19, 2017 - 10AM - 12 PM

151st Street Community Center (4925 Gladiola Ave East Chicago, IN)

Supporting Organizations: Sierra Club, Community Strategy Group

Contact Info: Caroline Wooten, caroline.wooten@sierraclub.org, (781) 835-8185

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NOTE: A little far afield for “Chicago” but posting for those interested in a little travel. Event is in East Chicago, IN.

This Wednesday, April 19th, the notorious EPA Commissioner Scott Pruitt is visiting East Chicago, IN.

While Pruitt has spent his career working to dismantle vital environmental protections, residents in East Chicago have been organizing for years to get cleaner air and water for their community.

East Chicago is disproportionately burdened with industrial pollution from nearby facilities like the BP Oil Refinery, a US steel facility which recently spilled into Lake Michigan, and the now defunct USS Lead facility.

The community of East Chicago is asking allies to come rally in support of their demands for environmental justice, clean water, and healthcare for all.

RSVP today and support the community of East Chicago. Please consider bringing bottled water donations for the community.

 

#WomenForSyria A Day of Action

April 13, 2017 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Women's March - Illinois, Syrian Community Network, Karam Foundation, Chicago Action Alliance, Black Lives Matter Women of Faith

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WE SAID NEVER AGAIN. HERE WE ARE. SYRIA.

In the past 6 years, over 500,000 Syrians have been killed and over 6 million displaced within Syria and throughout the world. On Thursday, April 13, we call for a Day of Action for Syria.

We recently saw horrific images of dead Syrian babies, mothers crying, fathers begging for death after the murders of their family members. When asked, Syrians have often said they feel alone. They feel like no one in the world cares about them or their plight for freedom, safety and security.

We mourn for and with the people of Syria. We are outraged that the President and his cabinet are banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight.

The United States has taken in a very small number of Syrian refugees. We demand that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the administration to let in at least 75,000 refugees. This will help alleviate some of the suffering of the children and their families. There is no easy solution – but providing Syrians with a life of safety and security is the least we can do.

Our hearts are in mourning. We are outraged. We can’t sit back. We know there are no easy solutions but we can at least alleviate the pain and suffering of the refugees.

We know that Syrian refugees have endured unfathomable death and devastation only to encounter extreme vetting and are eager to find safety and security. We demand that this administration increase the number of Syrian refugees we let into the United States.

WE WANT THEM HERE. LET THEM IN.

We, as Women’s March Illinois organizers urge you, our community and supporters, to join us on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 PM Central Time, for a candlelight vigil Federal Plaza, in downtown Chicago (coordinated with vigils across the country hosted by Women’s March), to let the people of Syria know they are not alone. We hear you. We see you.

We are reaching out to have speakers from the Syrian, Arab, and larger Muslim American community in Chicago. We aim to highlight the outstanding efforts and work being done by several national and Illinois/Chicago-based organizations and to center the voices of those in our community most directly affected by the pain and suffering of the Syrian people.

Bring candles and signs. Together, let’s send a strong message that we stood up; we spoke out; we were not silent in the face of these atrocities.

Stand with Frontline Communities: Environmental Justice Now!

April 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago, Fair Economy Illinois, Reclaim Chicago, National Nurses United, The People's Lobby, Chicago South East Side Coalition To Ban Petcoke, Community Strategy Group East Chicago, Dunelands Environmental Justice Alliance, 350 Indiana, Northwest Indiana Federation

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People everywhere have a right to clean air, clean water and a safe environment. But the reality is, communities of color and low-income communities have been hurt first and worst by toxic pollution and the climate crisis. Communities across the Midwest – from Flint, MI to East Chicago, IN to the Southeast Side of Chicago – are rising up to demand environmental justice for all.

Join #ResistTrumpTuesdays on April 11th to stand with communities that are on the front line of the climate crisis. Stand with us to fight back against the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the EPA and demand regional action from EPA Region 5.

We will rally at Federal Plaza and have confirmed speakers from Flint MI, East Chicago IN, the Southeast Side Coaltiion to Ban Petcoke, National Nurses United, and Reclaim Chicago.

Sponsored by:
Fair Economy Illinois, Reclaim Chicago, National Nurses United, The People’s Lobby, Chicago South East Side Coalition To Ban Petcoke, Community Strategy Group East Chicago, Dunelands Environmental Justice Alliance, 350 Indiana, Northwest Indiana Federation

Resist War: Protest Trump’s Bombing of Syria!

April 7, 2017 - 5 PM - 7 PM

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 401 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Resist War! This is part of a national call to action.

The Trump regime is bombing Syria. We must not fall for the lies and propaganda. Trump’s war is not about democracy or humanitarian intervention. Trump’s war is about U.S. superiority and domination. Just like the rest of his agenda, his attack on Syria is about white supremacy and increasing the profits of the billionaires.

For 16 years the U.S. has destroyed the Middle East, leading to the greatest refugee crisis in history and the rise of ISIS. More bombs is not the answer. Trump bombing Syria is a great danger to the people of the world. We must come together and resist!

People United Against Opression, a Pakastani-American social justice organization is partnering with ANSWER Chicago for this important action. If your org wants to partner with us message us or call us at 7738853991.

More details soon!

Still Fighting for the Dream

April 4, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago, Fight For 15 Chicago

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Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing with striking sanitation workers in Memphis – fighting just like we are today for The Dream of fair pay and racial justice.

On April 4, we’ll be carrying on that dream with protests across the nation, including Memphis – because economic and racial justice are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other.#ResistTrumpTuesdays Chicago is partnering with Black Lives Matter Chicago and the Fight for 15 to organize the Chicago action.

As Dr. King said, “white supremacy and corporate greed have always been linked in America,” and right now Republican leaders across the country are pushing radical laws to crack down on protest movements. They’re working to block cities from raising wages. They’re trying to tear up the Voting Rights Act and keep us from the polls while they demonize and deport our neighbors.

Now more than ever, we have to band together as a movement for fair pay, as a movement for black lives, as a movement for immigrant rights, and as a movement — above all — for justice.

When corporate-backed politicians move to break unions and refuse to bargain with workers.

When families struggle to pay bills and more than half of black and Latino workers make less than $15 an hour.

When a fast-food worker works all day long to feed his daughter and still can’t make ends meet.

We must stand together. Commit now to join us on April 4.

The People’s Filibuster: Chicago

April 1, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: The People's Defense

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Please join thousands of other Americans to protest and rally against the extreme agenda of President Donald Trump, including his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. The People’s Filibuster will take place in cities across the US and feature everyday Americans speaking on why they object to the extreme agenda of the President and how the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court would advance that agenda for decades to come.

Planned Parenthood Pink Out

March 29, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Nationwide Action

Supporting Organizations: Planned Parenthood

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This is a national event – there are no Chicago rallies/marches scheduled. However, there are ways to support this action regardless of location:

Top 5 Ways to #PinkOut

Pink Out Day is time for reproductive rights supporters to show their defiance against the relentless attacks on Planned Parenthood. It’s a day to show anti-women’s health politicians that we will fight like hell to protect our 2.5 million patients a year and the 1 in 5 women that will go to Planned Parenthood in her life.

It’s a day for people to unite and say: We resist. We are strong. And we’re not backing down — not today, not ever.

Additionally, for those out in Downer’s Grove, a group is planning on being present outside the local clinic.