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February 2019

Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro

February 20 - October 27
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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A special exhibit that shows, through powerful documentary photography, that the issues of the civil rights movement are still deeply relevant today. Forty-six large-format photographs tell the stories of seminal moments in history from the March on Washington (1963) to Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign (1968). Among the images are emotional portraits of heroes both known and unknown, ranging from Rosa Parks and James Baldwin to an unnamed sanitation striker. Exhibit runs through Oct. 27, 2019.

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October 2019

Moving Beyond Race & Toward the Reign of God

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Jude Franciscan Hall, 241 W. 2nd Ave.
New Lenox, IL 60451 United States
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Presented by: Andrew Lyke, SFO Racism reveals a failure to acknowledge the inherent dignity of all people who are children of God. How can we make God's reign present in our own life? Lyke is nationally renowned Catholic leader in the areas of Family Life Ministry, Anti-racism, Community Organizing, and Black Catholic Outreach. From 2011 to 2015 he was the Director of the Office for Black Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago. For further information contact the parish office at…

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Grow!

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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Breakthrough Urban Ministry Annual Benefit 5:30 pm Registration & Gallery Space Open 6:30 pm Ballroom Opens 7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner & Program Hear stories of personal growth and catch the vision of Breakthrough's future. Enjoy special performances from the inaugural youth orchestra and youth dance team.  

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Bringing Hope to the Nearly Forgotten: Migrant Detainees in the Deep South

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2002 United States
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Free

Amnesty International, The Council on American Islamic Relations, the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America and Refugee One is pleased to invite you to a program with noted immigration attorney Marty Rosenbluth, who will be speaking about his work helping undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in detention. Marty relocated to Lumpkin, Georgia to be near his clients at the Stewart Detention Facility, a private for-profit facility that has been criticized for its poor conditions, resulting in several detainee deaths.…

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Emmaus House Catholic Worker Dinner

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Emmaus Catholic Worker House, 1839 S. Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60623 United States
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This “come and see” activity is designed for young adults in their 20's and 30's who wish to build community, encounter social realities impacting communities in Chicago, and reflect on the ways our faith calls us to action. A follow up justice-focused faith sharing group will be launched in January 2020. Register here: by October 22nd and/or contact Corinne (cowoodruff@archchicago.org) for more information.

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November 2019

Just Roots Volunteer Activity

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Just Roots, 500 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Join a group of young adults volunteering at Just Roots - an organization that empowers communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food through community building, education, and sustainable farming. Afterwards, the group will be headed to Peach's restaurant 4652 S King Dr, Chicago for brunch   for anyone who would like to join! Please Register by October 28th. For more information, contact: Corinne Woodruff - cowoodruff@archchicago.org Marika Svolos - msvolos@archchicago.org      

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Building Bridges Not Walls: A Call to All Catholic Communities

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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Featuring: Keynote speaker Elena Segura, the Senior Coordinator for Immigration for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ms. Segura leads a national initiative of the Archdiocese of Chicago to develop and implement Pastoral Migratoria, which she founded in 2008 as an immigrant-led ministry for service, justice and accompaniment in parish communities. Since the 2005 inception of the Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform, Elena has directed the Archdiocese’s local Immigration Ministry. Break-Out Sessions: After the Keynote presentation there will be various 45 minute…

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Ignatian Spirituality Project Company of Grace

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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Awards & reception. 2019 honoree: Keith Decker, co-founder of La Casa Norte.

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St. Clement Parish 10th Annual Fair Trade Market

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Clement School, 2524 N. Orchard St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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The event will feature over 20 fair trade vendors who work with artisans from around the world. Fair trade is an alternate business model that guarantees 1) workers receive just wages for their work, 2) workers work in safe working conditions, 3) the environment is protected during the production process, and 4) there is no child labor. We hope you will join us to get an early start on your holiday shopping while helping to improve the lives of artisans…

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River of Fire: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey to Get Jesus Right

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican University Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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$10

Featuring Sr. Helen Prejean, known for her commitment to the dignity of all people -- particularly in her work against the death penalty -- will speak on her recent memoir, "River of Fire," which chronicles the story of her spiritual journey.

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Fully Alive Radio Program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us on WNDZ 750-AM from 8-9am on the first Wednesday of the month for Fully Alive, the monthly radio program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Our program explores the social mission of the Catholic Church and discusses issues and themes that bring Catholic social teaching into action.

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Biblical Themes in Laudato Si’

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican University Priory Auditorium, 7200 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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$10

Featuring Diane Bergant CSA, PhD, who will offer biblical grounding for 3 important themes in Laudato Si: our understanding of human nature, the interconnectedness of all creation and the interdependence of all creatures.

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Globalfest 2019

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St
Chicago, 60608 United States
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$79.00

Join us for our 13th annual benefit bash, THE fair trade party of the year. All tickets include: Open bar with fair trade wine, local craft beer, cider, & kombucha Tasty global buffet Eclectic music Private access to the acclaimed Day of the Dead exhibit until 7pm A fun and inspiring crowd A wildly popular fair trade silent auction In addition, there are VIP packages available this year that come with multiple tickets, your name or business in the event…

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December 2019

Fully Alive Radio Program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us on WNDZ 750-AM from 8-9am on the first Wednesday of the month for Fully Alive, the monthly radio program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Our program explores the social mission of the Catholic Church and discusses issues and themes that bring Catholic social teaching into action.

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More than a Catholic Voice

December 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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Part of the Diocese of Joliet, Lunch & Learn series. Our vote is also our witness to the world. Join us as we reflect on how to continue forming our conscience in the midst of such political divisiveness. RSVP to eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org

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February 2020

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican University Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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$30

Featuring Damien Sneed. Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome is a joyful celebration of  music traditions from civil rights activists, interwoven with spoken words from Dr. King's speeches. From Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to music from "The Wiz," the production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals.

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March 2020

Intersections of Privilege and Color

March 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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Part of the Diocese of Joliet, Lunch & Learn series. As leaders in our community, we will reflect on our privilege and our responsibility to stand in solidarity with each other as one human family. RSVP to eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org

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April 2020

Fiesta Gala

April 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual fundraiser for Solidarity Bridge. Their silent auction will feature Bolivian wines!

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June 2020

The Plight of the Middle East

June 9, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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Part of the Diocese of Joliet, Lunch & Learn series, join us as we learn about the complex struggles of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. How can we continue to support them in their ongoing difficulties? RSVP to eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org

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Race Against Hate

June 21, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Floyd Long Field Evanston, + Google Map
$47

On Father’s Day each June, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. There's a 5K/10K run and walk & youth mile/half mile, so whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, there’s a place for you! The Race Against Hate honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University Basketball Coach, Vice President of Affairs at Aon Corporation, and…

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