Chicago

Jon Burge - Beyond the Trial

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 6:30pm

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) urges you to attend:

 Jon Burge: GUILTY
 Beyond the Trial

 What does the verdict mean? Where do we go from here?

After decades of grassroots pressure, former Chicago police commander,
Jon Burge was found guilty of per- jury about his involvement in
torture but not for torture. What does the verdict mean to the

Learning to Listen to Israeli and Palestinian Stories

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

As one member of a 24-person delegation including Jews, Christians, Quakers, Buddhists and a Palestinian American, Betsy Fuchs visited Israel and the West Bank with a Compassionate Listening delegation.  Come hear Betsy share the difficult and sometimes contradictory stories of Palestinians and Israelis, which the delegation helped gather utilizing the “Compassionate Listening” model.  Compassionate Q&A to follow.  
 

Fundraising Party for CAPOW

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 4:00pm

NORTH SIDE GREEN PARTY LOCAL INVITES YOU
TO A FUND RAISING PARTY FOR

CAPOW!
Citizens Act to Protect Our Water

JOIN OTHER WATER ACTIVISTS

To: Eat and Drink Well

Share your Concerns

Meet New Friends

Forge Alliances

Help CAPOW! Spread the Word

ALL IN THE FIGHT TO KEEP OUR PRECIOUS WATER IN PUBLIC HANDS

Free Pollwatcher Training Session

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:00pm

Help keep our elections clean!

IBIP is sponsoring a Pollwatcher Training Session October 13, 2010, presented by Clare Tobin and Roy Lipscomb.  Pollwatching volunteers are needed to help assure more transparency and oversight in our elections.  IBIP has a packet of materials, produced by Melissa Urda, to serve as a resource guide poll watching.  The entire packet will be available at the IBIP website, www.ballot-integrity.org.  

OPCTJ Food, Fun, Fellowship Fundraiser for Peace

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 6:00pm

Co-Sponsors
Oak Park Coalition for Truth & Justice
OPRF Students for Peace & Justice

Program:
6:00 pm:  Doors open
6:30 pm:  Catered Dinner
 .  Veggie & meat options
 .  Cash bar
 .  Silent auction
 .  Fun & fellowship
7:30 pm Music by Turtles Anonymous

Admission & Dinner
 $20 Supporter
 $10 Student & low income

Community, Culture, Resistance From the Crescent City to Chi-town

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 8:00pm

An evening of politics, art and spoken word

Presentation on the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

Speaker:
Col. Jill Morgenthaler (ret.)

At the next meeting of:

The West Suburban Chicago Chapter (Illinois)
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Ms. Morgenthaler was the 2008 Democratic nominee for Illinois' 6th
congressional district, and is currently the President and CEO of CJMI,
an emergency management and public safety consulting firm located
in Des Plaines, IL.

International Day of Peace Events at Unitarian Church of Evanston

Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 1:00pm - Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm

All are invited to join members of many different faiths to recognize and celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) and to help create peace in our world.

Midwest Regional March for Peace & Justice

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 12:30pm

On October 16th, please come to Chicago
For a Midwest Regional March for Peace and Justice!

Many hoped that the end of the Bush Presidency would mean an end to illegal U.S. wars and a focusing on human needs.  Yet nearly two years into the Obama administration, the occupation in Iraq continues, with more private military contractors taking the place of departing soldiers and the world's largest embassy set to squat in the heart of Baghdad.  

PEDAL FOR PEACE BIKEATHON

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Ride the lakefront to support people-to-people projects in Central America and Colombia! Collect pledges from friends and family.  Register between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. at the Clock Tower, just north of the Lake Bike Path and Addison, or the Dog Water Station at 55th and the Lake Bike Path. Free T-shirt with $50 in pledges! Celebrate with a free Central American dinner at the Clock Tower after the ride!
 

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