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December 2017

Speak Truth to Power Exhibit

December 10, 2017 - June 24, 2018
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Highlights the experiences of fifty courageous Upstanders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action. The exhibition is based on the book of the same name by Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Eddie Adams.

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January 2018

Race: Are We So Different?

January 29 @ 9:30 am - July 15 @ 4:30 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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$16

Exhibit developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, it is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

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April 2018

Where the Children Sleep

April 27 - September 16
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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$15

A temporary exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, featuring photos of Syrian refugee children in Europe and the Middle East by award winning photographer, Magnus Wennman.

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June 2018

Prayer Vigil for Families on the Border

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place
Chicago,
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March for Families on the Border

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morse CTA Station, 1358 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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March will go about a mile, beginning at the CTA Red Line Morse station to Touhy Park.

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Meet the Author Series — Joyce Duriga

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Ita Catholic Church, 5500 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free

Chicago Catholic editor, Joyce Duriga will discuss her book, Helen Prejean: Death Row's Nun, which explores Sr. Prejean's journey of faith from an upper middle class upbringing to forceful advocate of Catholic Social Teaching regarding capital punishment.

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Jubilee Circles: A Guide to OneEarth Living

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lombard Mennonite Church, 528 East Madison St.
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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Free

Featuring speaker Lee Van Ham, author of Jubilee Circles and co-director of Jubilee Economics, a U.S.-Mexico nonprofit focused on OneEarth living.

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July 2018

The Youth Climate March

July 21
Washington DC Mall

Young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now.  

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August 2018

8th Day Center for Justice Final Celebration

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loyola University Lakeshore Campus Mundelein Auditorium, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Free
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September 2018

Solidarity Bridge Missioner Day

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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A day of both celebrating, prepping for upcoming missions and reflecting on our mission together as the Solidarity Bridge community. The day is designed for all past, present, future missioners and will include opportunities to: Meet fellow missioners across various teams Learn why we call our work "mission" and you "missioners" Consider 'what's changed about Bolivia' and the implications of doing medical work across cultures Explore our commitment to safe surgical access in partnership with our Bolivian colleagues Hear about the experiences of returning missioners We…

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ICDI Solidarity Gala

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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The annual benefit for the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants will feature cocktails, an awards dinner, a silent auction and raffle. Sponsorship and ad book opportunities are available.   For more information, call 773-779-6011  

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Freedom Sunday

September 23

Freedom Sunday is an event organized by the International Justice Mission (IJM) to invite congregations to learn about slavery and partner with IJM to end it. Find out more here: https://ijm.org/freedom-sunday-2018

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October 2018

Bridges of Hope: National Catholic Prison Ministry Conference

October 12 @ 12:00 am - October 13 @ 12:00 am
Cousins Center, 3501 S. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912 United States
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$100

The “Bridges of Hope” conference title speaks to the need for building a bridge that provides pastoral care for the incarcerated. The role of individual volunteers, as well as parish and diocesan ministries, is crucial in creating this bridge. Furthermore, they are bridges in their own persons, bringing the Catholic community on the outside to an encounter with Catholics in prison. Bridge building is a frequent theme of Pope Francis, as is the importance of encountering Christ’s “least ones”: “In the…

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Pax Christi Illinois Annual Gathering

October 20

The theme will be the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and will feature speakers, Marie Dennis and Ken Butigan. For more info, contact: Nancy L. Oetter Pax Christi USA, Illinois Regional Coordinator nloetter@comcast.net 630-904-3859 3831 Relstar Ct. Naperville, IL 60564

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November 2018

Arise Chicago Annual Breakfast

November 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
IUOE Local 399, 2260 S. Grove St.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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April 2019

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Human Concerns Summit

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cousins Center, 3501 S. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912 United States
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A morning of prayer, formation, and networking to unite people in Catholic Social Teaching and its commitment to serve our neighbors, especially those living in need. Join Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki to learn how to live out the call to charity and social justice – as individual believers and as members of larger communities. Who should attend?  Commission/Committee leaders  and volunteers of: •  Human Concerns •  Respect Life •  Social Justice •  St. Vincent de Paul Conference •  Others interested…

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