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January 2019

Catholic Charities d’Vine Affair

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Union League Club Chicago, 65 Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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$150

Spend an afternoon tasting wines and supporting those in need at the 18th Annual d'Vine Affair. This elegant event features 90 vinters from around the world pouring more than 250 of their premium wines. Popular features include wine and beer seminars from 1:30 to 2:00pm, a craft and imported beer tasting room, a live auction of a barrel of wine, and gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs in Cook and Lake Counties. For more information…

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Domestic Violence Advocate Training – Winter Session

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sarah’s Inn, 309 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States
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Domestic Violence Advocacy Training (DVAT) is offered three times a year to Sarah's Inn volunteers who want to work directly with clients and increase their knowledge of domestic violence issues. Participants who complete the 40-hour training are certified as domestic violence advocates in the State of Illinois. This interactive training utilizes group discussions, role playing and experiential learning activities to increase understanding. Topics covered include: crisis counseling, anti-racism, cultural awareness, the effects of domestic violence don children, mandated reporting, teen…

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Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2002 United States
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Free

Featuring Eboo Patel, Ph.D. Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core. Author, Out of Many Faiths, Interfaith Leadership, and Acts of Faith. Presented by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Baker Demonstration School, Connections for the Homeless, Evanston Township High School D202, Muslim Community Center Academy, New Trier Multifaith Alliance, New Trier Township High School D203, and North Shore Country Day School. These events are free and open to the public; the evening event will be taped. Suitable for youth 12+. INFO: familyactionnetwork.net

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Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge St.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Featuring Eboo Patel, Ph.D. Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core. Author, Out of Many Faiths, Interfaith Leadership, and Acts of Faith. Presented by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Baker Demonstration School, Connections for the Homeless, Evanston Township High School D202, Muslim Community Center Academy, New Trier Multifaith Alliance, New Trier Township High School D203, and North Shore Country Day School. These events are free and open to the public; the evening event will be taped. Suitable for youth 12+. INFO: familyactionnetwork.net

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February 2019

The Purple Shirts Ensemble

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave. B
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States
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Inspirational Love and Your Just Desserts! Enjoy a variety of desserts from the sweet table while three professional actors perform a selection of material (short stories, comedic essays, poetry and other works). Free will offering. Registration is necessary. RSVP by Feb. 15 to: mmei@slw.org or online at www.slw.org or call 847-577-5972.

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Community Dialogue: Grassroots Strategies to Combat Community Violence

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Trier Township High School Northfield, 7 N. Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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Parkland, Florida school shooting Survivor David Hogg, peace activist Henry Cervantes and founder of the advocacy group Sisterhood, Gwen Baxter, explore the causes of and solutions to community violence. Learn grassroots strategies to make a positive impact in your own backyard. Moderated by Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7. Community Partners: Archdiocese of Chicago Violence Prevention Initiative,  BallotReady, New Trier High School, Center for Nonviolence College of Lake County, The Peace Exchange, Sisterhood, Unsilenced

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March 2019

Catholic Social Tradition Conference University of Notre Dame

March 21 - March 23
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556 United States + Google Map
$250

OPTION FOR THE POOR: Engaging the Social Tradition This biennial conference sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of Option for the Poor has been globally embraced to build a more just and humane world. If the moral test of…

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National Geographic: Symphony for Our World

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Auditorium Theater, 50 Ida B. Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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This event pairs National Geographic's natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed by a live orchestra and choir. The 90 minute show highlights imagery and storytelling from 130 years of National Geographic history.

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April 2019

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Human Concerns Summit

April 6 @ 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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