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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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September 2019

Promoting Civil Resistance as Part of Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A webinar with Marie Dennis, Sharon Erickson Nepstad and Eli McCarthy, who will discuss efforts to deepen the understanding of and commitment to "active nonviolence" in the Catholic Church, with a particular focus on civil resistance as a key tool in promoting social justice. To register visit:

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34th Hunger Walk

September 7 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Jackson Park Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

Supports the Greater Chicago Food Depository Opens: 7:00 am Steps Off: 8:30 am

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Sr. Donna Liette of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation WGN Interview

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sr. Donna shares about she uses restorative justice to strengthen her community on the WGN program, "Extension 720" with host, Justin Kaufmann.

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Run for Your Life!

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cabrini Center, 9430 W. Gulf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016 United States
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Young adults interested in exploring social justice issues like immigration and the refugee crisis are invited to participate in this simulation with lunch and discussion afterwards. For more information, contact Corinne Woodruff at or Marika Svolos at

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Chicago Youth Climate Strike

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grant Park Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

On September 20th, three days before the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, young people and adults will strike all across the U.S. and the world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Meet at Grant Park at the intersection of S. Columbus Dr. and E. Roosevelt Rd. for a march to Federal Plaza.

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Creating Communities of Welcome: What Would You Have Us Do?

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Panelists: U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, Illinois’s 9th Congressional District Theologian Carmen M. Nanko-Fernandez, Catholic Theological Union Attorney Irakere Picon, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) For more information about Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants go to $25 suggested donation; students with school ID – free Free parking available at Catholic Theological Union. To register, simply send your name, email or phone number with your check or money order to: Mail to: Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants, c/o Dorothy Pagosa, SSJ-TOSF…

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Chicago Area Peace Action 40th Annual Dinner

September 22 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Featuring keynote speaker: June Sekera who will address: The Public Economy for the Common Good: How We Can and Must Rescue Climate Policy from the Grip of the Market and the Clutches of Finance Capitalism. Also honoring Jerome McDonnell & Steve Bynam with the Pursuit of Peace Award for their work on Worldview on WBEZ. Reservation deadline: September 16th. Tickets held at door.

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October 2019

Juvenile Justice Initiative Summit

October 3

Based in Evanston, Illinois, the Juvenile Justice Initiative works to achieve humane, equitable and sustainable reforms for children and young adults in the justice system.

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Women Taking Steps Forward: Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation 3rd Annual Fall Fest Fundraiser

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, 5114 S. Elizabeth Street
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Event Details Registration: 11:00 am - 11:30 am Mass: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Program: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Taco Lunch: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tours: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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November 2019

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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June 2020

Race Against Hate

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

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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