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March 2017

13th: From Slavery to Criminal with One Amendment

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Documentary Film Screening

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Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home

March 16 - March 17
Mundelein Auditorium, Loyola University, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Mary Robinson

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Free

Know Your Rights

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 Menard Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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Senator Dick Durbin

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Finding Home: Refugees and Our Catholic Faith

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Br. Joe Schenk OFM Conv.    

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$10

“With Clothes on Our Back and Music in Our Hearts” Benefit Concert

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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All proceeds to support the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).

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Romero & Grande: Companions on the Journey

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Book Signing with author, Dr. Ana Maria Pineda

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Do Your Job Rally

March 30 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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April 2017
$25

A Concert to Celebrate the Movement for Immigrant Justice

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellington Church, 615 West Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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9th Annual El Pueblo Canta

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A Call To Conscience: Revisiting King’s Radical Revolution of Values

April 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, 60602 United States
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Sherri Bevel, Olga Bautista, Frank Chapman, Toby Chow, Rory Fanning, Troy LaRiviere, Tuyet Le and William McNary  

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Free

In Good Faith: “Divided We Fall: Are Justice, Healing, and Reconciliation Possible in Trump’s America?”

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Rev. Bryan Massingale, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Nanko-Fernandez, Michael Zedek

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Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Theresa Kubasak & Gabe Huck

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Nonviolence and Just Peace Symposium

April 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, 53233 United States
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Why Civil Resistance Works | Dr. Maria Stephan Jesus and Nonviolence | Dr. Terry Rynne Interrupting Conflict and Building Peace | Mel Duncan The Catholic Church and Nonviolence | Dr. Ken Butigan

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Illinois Resistance Resource Fair

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Connect with local advocacy organizations for employment and/or volunteer opportunities.

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Ask a Muslim… Does Islam teach Hate and Who Demonized Islam

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Wood Dale/Itasca, 900 N. Wood Dale Ave.
Wood Dale, IL United States
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Discussing issues related to Islamophobia, open to all Muslims and non Muslims.

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World Beyond War

April 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
DePaul’ Univeristy Schmidt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Voices for Creative Nonviolence, David Swanson and Mary Dean

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Free

Just Being Me

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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A short documentary by Andy Dworak about one of Still Point's Imagination Workshop ensembles, the Orchard Village Players.

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Good Friday Walk for Peace

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Benedict the African Church, 340 W 66th St
Chicago, IL 60621 United States
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Cardinal Cupich will lead a walk through Englewood, tracing the Stations of the Cross and pausing along the way to remember those who lives were lost to violence.

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Free

Imagine Honoring Our Visions of Justice

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Congress Plaza Garden, E Congress Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Good Friday Walk

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Breakfast with Interfaith Community Organization/Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
McCormick Seminary, 5460 S University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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$100

Immigrant Solidarity Lunch

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Old St. Patrick Parish, 711 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Keynote speaker U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. Light lunch will be provided.  All proceeds will support ICDI programs for detained immigrants.

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Deportation Solidarity Rally

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ICE Field Office, 101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Salaam-Shalom Music Project

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL United States
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The Salaam-Shalom Music Project delivers a message of peace and interfaith cooperation through a musical collaboration of Arabic and Klezmer musicians. One Chicago-area show only. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Making Peace: Stories of Healing

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL United States
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Jeanne Bishop and Karli Butler talk about their struggles and steps forward, sharing their experiences of how the restorative power of forgiveness can lead to transformation – in ourselves, in our communities, in our world. Jeanne is the author of Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer Karli is the survivor of an acid attack and a public speaker on self-esteem, self-respect and forgiveness.  

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$500

Blessed Are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, 60605 United States
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Catholic Theological Union’s annual Blessed Are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner is a celebration to support the education and formation of men and women preparing for a ministerial life of service. Each year, an institution or individual(s) whose accomplishments and commitments reflect the values of the mission of Catholic Theological Union, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, justice, and peacemaking, is honored. This year, CTU will honor Monica McWilliams with their 2017 Blessed are the Peacemakers award for her tireless witness for peace…

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$50

Building a Future

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chez — Chicago, 247 E. Ontario, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Cheese and Wine Gala & Silent Auction

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$10

On Anger and Forgiveness

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old St. Patrick Parish, 711 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Martha Nussbaum, Ph.D.

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Starving Yemen

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Kathy Kelly

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Daughters of Abraham: Women Seeking Peace through Understanding

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Viator High School, 1213 East Oakton Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States
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This I Believe Small group discussions followed by a town hall Q & A to learn from one another and explore how Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions  have formed their beliefs on:   Community, Commitment & Connection  

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People’s Climate March — Northwest Indiana

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Square Park, 3000 Highway Ave.
Highland, IN 46322 United States
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People’s Climate March – Chicago

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Federal Plaza, 230 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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$10

The Sultan and the Saint: A Story of Muslim-Christian Peace

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College of DuPage McAninch Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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May 2017

May Day Without Immigrants – Mayo Dia Sin Inmigrantes

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Union Park, Ashland Ave. & Lake Ave.
Chicago, IL 60667 United States
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Fr. Don Senior: On Care for Our Common Home

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Pope Francis and the Christian Response to the Ecological Crisis

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Holocaust Denial and Alternative Facts: The Continuing Assault on Truth

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norhtwestern University, McCormick Foundation Forum, 1870 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her academic career spans 40 years of research and writing. An accomplished author, Dr. Lipstadt's book, "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," recounts the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving, who sued her in 1996 for calling him a Holocaust denier and right-wing extremist. The book was recently adapted into the blockbuster film, "Denial,"…

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Student-led Climate Rally

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Imagining Climate Change from Noah’s Flood to The Day After Tomorrow

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Northwestern University, 1902 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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The biblical story of Noah’s Flood served as a template for some of the very first theories of global climate change in the Scientific Revolution, and it is once again being used as a means of imagining and representing anthropogenic global climate change in the 21st century in popular media. This talk considers the historical origins of the use of flooding imagery and metaphors in contemporary climate discourse and the consequences and implications of this recycling for climate action. Lydia…

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Finding Oscar

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The creative fingerprints of executive producer Stephen Spielberg are evident throughout this documentary that functions as a mystery, a dramatic exposé of a little-known Guatemalan massacre, and a piece of humanitarian detective work that reunites the remainder of a family. On the night of December 6, 1982, the special forces of a Reagan-backed Guatemalan military regime descended on the tiny rural village of Dos Erres for a murderous spree that left every man, woman, and child dead. Years later, as…

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$25

Blessed and Broken: Immigration and the Eucharist

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091-2217 United States
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Fr. Dan Groody

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Annual Peace Day: The Poor & The Earth Are Crying

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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This year the focus is on climate change and the keynote speaker is Dan Misleh, Executive Director and Founder of the Catholic Climate Covenant.

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Peace Day 2017/Dia de la Paz 2017: The Poor & The Earth Are Crying/Los Pobres y la Tierra Están Clamando

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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Join the Justice and Peace Ministry for a day of learning and reflection on Climate Change. Enjoy presentations - offered in English and Spanish - from Catholic Relief Services, Faith In Place, and the Catholic Climate Covenant. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost for this event but we will accept free will offerings. We will have fair trade items for sale at the event. Please bring your own water bottle and/or coffee mug. Únase al Ministerio de Justicia…

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Finding Oscar

May 6 @ 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The creative fingerprints of executive producer Stephen Spielberg are evident throughout this documentary that functions as a mystery, a dramatic exposé of a little-known Guatemalan massacre, and a piece of humanitarian detective work that reunites the remainder of a family. On the night of December 6, 1982, the special forces of a Reagan-backed Guatemalan military regime descended on the tiny rural village of Dos Erres for a murderous spree that left every man, woman, and child dead. Years later, as…

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Golder Lecture Series: Racism

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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Clarence Page

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Finding Oscar

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The creative fingerprints of executive producer Stephen Spielberg are evident throughout this documentary that functions as a mystery, a dramatic exposé of a little-known Guatemalan massacre, and a piece of humanitarian detective work that reunites the remainder of a family. On the night of December 6, 1982, the special forces of a Reagan-backed Guatemalan military regime descended on the tiny rural village of Dos Erres for a murderous spree that left every man, woman, and child dead. Years later, as…

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$150

Keep Hope Alive

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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Benefit for the Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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An Evening with Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Rep. Lewis was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and one of the "Big Six" national leaders of the movement, alongside such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph. As SNCC chairman, Lewis was an architect of, and the youngest featured speaker at, the historic 1963 March on Washington, and was a key figure in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. Together with Hosea Williams, he led the landmark "Bloody Sunday" March in Selma, Alabama, where…

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A Morning with Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The University of Chicago, Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, 60637 United States
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Rep. Lewis was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and one of the “Big Six” national leaders of the movement, alongside such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph. As SNCC chairman, Lewis was an architect of, and the youngest featured speaker at, the historic 1963 March on Washington, and was a key figure in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. Together with Hosea Williams, he led the landmark “Bloody Sunday” March in Selma, Alabama, where…

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Anger and Revolutionary Justice

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old St. Patrick Parish, 711 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Martha C. Nussbaum “Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular.” When we are offended, anger is often the “first responder” we summon from our array of emotional responses. Can anger be a noble response or is it a human failure, a disease that deforms all our interactions? Drawing upon the lessons we can learn from Gandhi, King, and Mandela; Dr. Nussbaum argues that we can and must reorient ourselves from the conceptually confused and dangerous mindset that too…

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Finding Oscar

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The creative fingerprints of executive producer Stephen Spielberg are evident throughout this documentary that functions as a mystery, a dramatic exposé of a little-known Guatemalan massacre, and a piece of humanitarian detective work that reunites the remainder of a family. On the night of December 6, 1982, the special forces of a Reagan-backed Guatemalan military regime descended on the tiny rural village of Dos Erres for a murderous spree that left every man, woman, and child dead. Years later, as…

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$50

Resisting Displacement: Expanding Sanctuary in the Americas

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church, 3253 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Our communities in the Americas—whether immigrant or campesino or indigenous or Afro- descendant—are pushed off their land and sometimes out of their countries by large economic forces pursuing profits. For these forces, there are no borders. Many who are displaced are finding ways to connect with others in the Americas to resist deportation and dislocation. All seek to create safer spaces in which to live in the Americas. Come for social time with CRLN members and staff and hear from…

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Resisting Displacement: Expanding Sanctuary in the Americas

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church, 3253 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Our communities in the Americas—whether immigrant or campesino or indigenous or Afro-descendant—are pushed off their land and sometimes out of their countries by large economic forces pursuing profits. For these forces, there are no borders. Many who are displaced are finding ways to connect with others in the Americas to resist deportation and dislocation. All seek to create safer spaces in which to live in the Americas. Come for social time with CRLN members and staff and hear from Claudia…

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Rites of Justice

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Athanasius Parish, 2510 Ashland Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Mary Deeley, pastoral associate at Sheil Catholic Center, will present a liturgy-based approach to Catholic social teaching. She will focus on sacramental life and what it calls us to be. Deeley received a music degree from Dominican University, a Master of Divinity degree fromYale University Divinity School, and a PhD in Hebrew Scripture and Early Christian Literature from Northwestern University. After teaching at Mundelein College and Seabury Seminary, she joined the Sheil Center staff in 1997. Deeley is the author…

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Reclaiming Southwest Chicago

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Adrian’s Church, 7000 S. Washtenaw
Chicago, IL United States
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The will brief people on the substantial progress being made in southwest Chicago-- *property values are up *foreclosures down *many parents take part in a parent-mentoring program *the crime rate has been cut in half *local public schools are improving greatly *by end of 2017, no vacant properties to reclaim between Rockwell & California, 59th to 63rd sts. And talk about the future---rebuilding an additional 100 homes and buildings .   Potential funders of the next phase will be at the…

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Sister’s Serenade

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 1033 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Join Catholic Extension for an evening of cultural and religious music sung by 50 Latin American sisters serving poor Catholic communities across the U.S.

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Religion and Xenophobia: The Role of Church-State Incongruence

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Northwestern University, 1902 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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This talk argues that minority communities are better able to overcome the clandestine collective action dilemma, i.e. the dual challenge of coordination and secrecy. Based on two unique collections of post-war testimonies, Robert Braun shows that minority groups were more likely to facilitate clandestine cooperation against the Nazis because their members formed insulated hubs of commitment that were able to combine mobilization without increasing exposure. Robert Braun (sociology) studies intergroup relationships in times of social upheaval.He is currently finishing a…

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Muslim Community Center Interfaith Iftar

May 30 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 Menard Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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Strengthening Our Community Through a Shared Experience Join us as we celebrate breaking our fast with our Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Baha'i, Hindu and Sikh communities. Listen to stories from our faith leaders, eat dinner and engage in dialogue with members of other faiths. There will be a panel of storytellers -- Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Baha’i, Sikh and Hindu –will each describing how, from their faith perspective, we can build a stronger community through the shared experiences of fasting or self-sacrifice.…

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Hidden Histories: Short films on Japanese American Incarceration During WWII

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northwestern Univeristy, Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month the Asian American Studies Program and Multicultural Student Affairs are sponsoring an evening of short films on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. Contact: Cheryl Jue 847-467-7114 or  asianamerican@northwestern.edu

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June 2017

Resist Trump’s Wars: Building an Anti-War Movement

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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A forum and discussion with Kevin Gostolza of Shadowproof, and Pat Hunt of Chicago area CodePINK. For well over a decade, US drone strikes, special forces raids, and aerial bombardments have reigned down terror on people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria and other countries, yet have received inadequate attention from the media and even from protest movements. In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, these acts of military aggression have increased- with the bombing of Syrian air…

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Vicariate 2 Care for Creation Listening Event

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Nicolas Parish, 806 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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As people of faith, we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation. Pope Francis urges us to have "a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all." Join us as we reflect on our Catholic faith, and how it calls on us to be in right relationship with God,…

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The Nuclear Requiem Screening

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Produced 70 years after the creation and first use of nuclear weapons, the film explores the conundrum of humankind's most lethal weapon, investigates the continuing struggle over how to resolve this complex issue, and ponders why nuclear weapons continue to exist. Following the documentary, there will be a discussion led by Lily Wojtowicz, a nuclear policy consultant.

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Sundays at Catholic Theological Union, “Witness to Manzanar”

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Maryknoll Sister Jaruko Doi will offer a deeply personal reflection on the contemporary significance of the forced removal and internment U.S. citizens of Japanese heritage during World War II.  This experience lives on, not only among generations of Japanese-Americans who, like Jaruko, carry the legacy of their families' unjust incarceration, but also in the fabric of our American culture in ways that continue to marginalize minority communities and threaten those perceived as "outsiders".  And she will share how this experience continues to inform her life…

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Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
St. Nicolas Parish, 806 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Marty Brounstein

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Christian Response to Transgender

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Athanasius Parish, 2510 Ashland Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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The presenter will be Dave Ozar, Loyola University Emeritus Professor of Ethics, and a consulting ethicist at North Shore University Health System.  As a consultant to a local transgender support group for its educational outreach programs, Ozar has known many transgender persons.  He will explain the meaning of key terms (“gender identity,”  “transgender,” “transsexual” etc.), reflect on our Christian commitment to respect and support the worth of every person, and discuss the ways in which our society has and has…

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Re-imagine Justice for Emerging Adults

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lawndale Christian Conference Center, 3750 W. Ogden Ave. 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60623 United States
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Emerging adulthood is increasingly recognized as a distinct period of life, much like adolescence, with profound implications for adulthood. The justice system can help by treating conflict with the law through diversion, community alternatives and restorative justice - or can hurt by the stigmatization of an adult criminal record that is a barrier to employment and education. This summit will examine Illinois' history of addressing emerging adult issues and best practices for the emerging adult population. This event is designed…

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Peace Starts Here, Annual End of School Year Rally and Peace March

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Sabina Parish, 1210 W. 78th Place
Chicago, IL 60620 United States
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Together we can save our kids. Together we can stand for justice. Together we can rebuild our communities. Together we can make Black Lives Matter. Cardinal Blaise Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will attend.

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Women’s Demonstration to Ban the Bomb

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Federal Plaza, 230 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Last year 123 countries voted in the UN General Assembly to ban nuclear weapons. Negotiations began this March, which the US and other nuclear weapons possessors have boycotted. Chemical weapons, biological weapons, and land-mines have all been banned, Women Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations…

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Muslim Discussion

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Featuring Ahlam Mahmood, Iraqi Muslim, a refugee from Syria, a political prisoner, a mother, wife a new American, and subject of the upcoming book, A Disappearance in Damascus.

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Before the Flood

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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The Science is Clear, The Future is Not. Documentary & Discussion. This National Geographic documentary follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change and meets with President Barak Obama, Pope Francis and Elon Musk to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage to the environment.

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The Conscience Monologues: Women’s Stories of Conscience in the Catholic Church

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Piper Hall, Loyola University, 970 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL United States
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Women share their stories of conscience within the Catholic Church, using the following definition of conscience: “The still small voice within each person, a soul voice that speaks from our essence and guides our lives.” Parking entrance at 1032 W Sheridan. Doors open at 1:30 Q&A and light refreshments to follow the 1-hour performance. Suggested donations: $10-$50 Your gift covers payment to our actors and a donation to 8th Day center. Reservations required due to a 50-person capacity. Please contact…

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Protectors of God’s Handiwork

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Convent, 2221 Elmwood Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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We invite you to join us in our annual tradition of gathering around our peace pole. Uniting with persons from all walks of life, cultures and faith traditions, we are Pilgrims of Truth and Pilgrims of Peace, building a culture of peace and vigilant care for our Mother, “sister earth." Our “Pilgrimage of Blessing” will take place in various spaces around and inside Sacred Heart Convent; it will begin outdoors near the gazebo on the south side of the building.…

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July 2017

We All Need Peace Exhibit

July 16
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Through colorful, cut paper images from artist Ingrid Hess and writer Patti Vick, explores why we need peace and find ways to be peacemakers in our world. Closes July 16, 2017.

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The Age of Consequences: Climate. Change. Conflict.

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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The film discusses how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and sea level rise function as "accelerants of instability" and "catalysts for conflict" in volatile regions of the world with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

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Advancing the Kingdom of God in the 21st Century

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old St. Patrick Parish, 711 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Tony Magliano

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The Age of Consequences: Climate. Change. Conflict.

July 23 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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The film discusses how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and sea level rise function as "accelerants of instability" and "catalysts for conflict" in volatile regions of the world with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

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Wilmette Faith Leader Environment Discussion

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wilmette Community Church, 1020 Forest Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Share what's happening in your faith community and learn from each others stories. Explore ways of building awareness, inspiring and acting in worship services, in the worship space and grounds in connection with other faith communities in Wilmette. Thoughts for the dialogue: What changes have you made to your place of worship that honor earth and natural resources? What is your faith group currently doing about earth care? How have people gotten involved? Top down? Congregation initiative? Both? What ways…

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August 2017

Anti-Violence Workshop

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Old St. Mary’s Parish, 1500 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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September 2017
Free

Faith in Action Peace Walk

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, 5443 S. Washtenaw Ave.
Chicago, IL 60632 United States
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Join Warriors Of Peace, Jeremiah Youth Group and Parish Peace Project for the 1st ever community walk against violence in the Gage Park Community. Neighborhoods are becoming too violent. People are losing their lives due to the increasing violence and crime. As the growing voice of the community, they are raising awareness about the recurring violence, providing anti-violence alternatives, and most importantly creating unity among the members of the Gage Park Community. They will honor the Martinez Family with a…

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Anti-Violence Workshop

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady Gate of Heaven, 2330 East 99th St.
Chicago, IL 60617 United States
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Free

Justice in the Workplace

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 Menard Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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A panel discussion about the value of a worker from a religious perspective and what the reality for minorities is today. The focus will be on how class, gender, race, disability and other factors can affect our access to meaningful work and fair compensation.  Below is a list of our esteemed speakers: Suzanne Akhras, Executive Director of the Syrian Community Network, http://syriancommunitynetwork.org/ Jeff Alexrod, Wilmette Social Justice Team, https://wilmettejusticeteam.com/ Erendira Rendon, a DACA student, Resurrection Project, http://resurrectionproject.org/ Rebecca Shi, Executive Director on Immigration…

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$450

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism Workshop

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Maria Kaupas Center, 2740 West 68th St.
Chicago, IL 60629 United States
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This 3 day event will provide an in-depth look at race and racism in the United States. Individuals and institutional leaders responsible for diversity and social justice will appreciate the exploration of the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society.  Participants will examine ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people; explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations; and consider the link between racism and other forms of…

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$450

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism

September 8 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Maria Kaupas Center, 2740 West 68th St.
Chicago, IL 60629 United States
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This 3 day event will provide an in-depth look at race and racism in the United States. Individuals and institutional leaders responsible for diversity and social justice will appreciate the exploration of the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society.  Participants will examine ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people; explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations; and consider the link between racism and other forms of…

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Exodus World Services Run/Walk for Refugees

September 9 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Kildeer School, 3100 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047 United States
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A family-friendly day of fun benefiting refugees through the Long Grove historic business district and country roads. Receive a free t-shirt, goody bag and pancake breakfast. Water and aid stations provided. Kids under 12 are free.

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Run/Walk for Refugees

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
KIldeer School, 3100 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047 United States
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A 5K chip-timed race or 3K walk through the Long Grove historic business district and country roads. Receive a free t-shirt, goody bag and pancake breakfast. Water and aid stations provided.

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$450

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Maria Kaupas Center, 2740 West 68th St.
Chicago, IL 60629 United States
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This 3 day event will provide an in-depth look at race and racism in the United States. Individuals and institutional leaders responsible for diversity and social justice will appreciate the exploration of the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society.  Participants will examine ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people; explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations; and consider the link between racism and other forms of…

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Ministry on the Margins Webinar

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rev. James Martin S.J. will offer practical insights and suggestions, based on his new book Building a Bridge, How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity.

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32nd Hunger Walk

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Jackson Park, Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

The Hunger Walk route is two miles long. Funds raised by the Hunger Walk support a local network of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters fighting hunger every day throughout Cook County. Over 31 years, the Hunger Walk has grown into the area’s largest anti-hunger rally and a strong symbol of our shared belief that no one should go hungry. Last year's event brought 12,000 walkers to the lakeshore to raise funds and awareness for the fight against hunger in…

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$25

Life & Justice Conference

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8307 North Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60714 United States
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Celebrate International Mission Support, Respect Life, Peace and Justice, Human Concerns, Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. There will be opportunities to engage in educational workshops, receive tools & resources and participate in a closing liturgy.

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Minimum Wage/Paid Sick Days Suburban Activists Awards Dinner

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 666 Graceland Ave.
Des Plaines, IL United States
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A thank you to all the people who worked in Cook County suburbs to stop City and Village boards from taking away minimum wage increases and paid sick days from low wage workers. Leaders will be coming from all suburbs where campaigns took place, not just our Northshore communities--Oak Park, Berwyn, LaGrange, Arlington Heights and many more. The dinner will be catered by Hel's Kitchen. The dinner will also raise the question for discussion of what comes next. Congresswoman Jan…

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