AFSC staff, volunteers, and partners marched, chanted and made signs to mark Tax Day. From Los Angeles to Boston, Indianapolis to Pittsburgh, dozens gathered, and garnered much positive reaction from onlookers.
Chicago Friends (Quaker) Meeting in Beverly will host acoustic blues educator and singer-songwriter Fruteland Jackson and local blues piano player Barrelhouse Bonni for a benefit concert for Esmond Elementary School. The event is co-sponsored by the neightborhood group Unity in Diversity and people of all ages, beliefs and cultures are invited.
Donations will go toward a music program fro Esmond School in Morgan Park. Refreshments will be served. For info call 773-779-7494
The UN has declared that clean, safe and affordable water is a human right but Chicagoland water is being threatened in many ways. It is up to us to demand and protect our right to a basic necessity of life.
Event: War Tax Resistance Protest. Please volunteer for an hour shift to distribute WRL flyers, "Where Your Tax Money Goes." All materials furnished by Neighbors for Peace and North Shore Coalition for JPE.
Location: Evanston Post Office, Davis at Oak. 3 blocks from the Davis Street stop on the Purple Line and Metra North.
EVENT: Chicago-Area Meeting on Cuts to the Military Budget: Attend this informational session hosted by the American Friends Service Committee of Chicago with guest speaker, Mike Prokosch to learn more about "moving the money" from military to local programs.
LOCATION: Grace Place, 637 South Dearborn Street (between Polk and Harrison), Chicago
Join us for a discussion of this moment of revolt, revolution, and counter-revolution, with a focus on Egypt, Libya, and the resistance in the U.S. to the reactionary onslaught after the midterm elections--and how we can intervene with the aim of what Karl Marx called revolution in permanence.
• What new relations were established in Egypt’s Tahrir Square? • How can the Egyptian revolution continue and deepen after the overthrow of Mubarak?
Panelists: Barry Romo, Vietnam war combat vet and a VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) National Coordinator Anthony Wagner, Iraq War combat vet and IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) member Louis Silverstein, Distinguished Professor of Humanities Columbia College Chicago
Where: Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Lecture Hall, 623 S. Michigan Room 109
Evanston Post Office 1101 DAVIS ST EVANSTON, IL, 60201-5945 Three blocks west of the Davis Street stop on the Purple Line and Metra North. Street parking available nearby on Oak. Coffee available at Bennisons a block away.
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