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Annual Gathering Featuring Fr. John Dear

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:30am - 3:00pm

Location: St. Alexander Catholic Church
VILLA PARK, IL, 60181-2622

Organization: West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition


Description: WSFPC is honored to announce Father John Dear as the keynote speaker at our 8th Annual Gathering, Saturday March 5th, at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park. Fr. Dear's talk is titled "The Beatitudes at the Pathway to Peace: walking the way of nonviolence"

This event is free and open to the public

No Human Being Is Illegal

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Organization: Unity Temple Social Mission Committee


Description: No Human Being is Illegal: Teach-in on Immigration
Saturday 3/26/2011 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation
875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

Join us for a teach-in on Immigration. Standing on the Side of Love

We will explore topics such as:

Current US and IL Immigration Laws
Impact of trade and the economy on current policies and practices

The Tillman Story: Film Screening

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 2:00pm

There will be a free showing of the documentary The Tillman Story at 2 pm, Sunday, March 27,  at the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.  The film examines the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death.  The presentation is part of a film series sponsored by the Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice and the Oak Park Public Library.

The Insecurity of Digital Voting Machines

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Organization: Illinois Ballot Integrity Project


Description: "How to Tweak a Voting Machine--by Remote Control"

Dr. Roger Johnston, Leader
Vulnerability Assessment Team
Argonne National Laboratory

Friday, March 25, 2011
7-9 PM

The auditorium of
Illinois Institute of Technology
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois

"Yes, it's remarkable how many high-tech security products, really
don't have much security," [Johnston] said.

On The Strategy For Revolution

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 4:00pm

Join us for a very important discussion on
A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA,
On The Strategy For Revolution

Come to Revolution Books Monday February 28 to pick up a bundle of
Revolution newspapers, which will have this important statement.  
Revolution Books will be open from 3-7 pm Monday.

International Women's Day Celebration

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 2:00pm

Celebrate International Women's Day. For anyone who has any desire to know why HALF of humanity remains in chains because of their gender...who wants to understand the oppression of women AND what can actually be done to radically uproot this oppression is invited to be part of this revolutionary celebration. Join us for a celebration with  poetry, music, a performance piece and refreshments.

IL Coalition for Justice Peace & the Environment presents a mini conference... 2011: Which way forward?

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 2:30pm

The Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the Environment (ICJPE) hosts its 6th annual conference this year in Chicago at Roosevelt University. The theme is "2011: Which Way Forward?" It's a "mini-conference" highlighted by an evening panel presentation of advocate leaders. This mini conference is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation

IL Coalition for Justice Peace & the Environment
presents a mini conference...
2011: Which way forward?

Saturday February 19, 2011
Roosevelt University

-African American History Month Celebration-

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

We’re not going back!
Uniting America for Equality,
Against Right-wing Hate

Thurs. Feb. 24, 6 pm - dinner catered from Mac Arthur's Restaurant ($10); 7 pm - program

Unity Center, 3339 S. Halsted St.

Jarvis Tyner, Communist Party, USA, national executive vice chair
Amina Norman-Hawkins, Chicago Hip Hop Initiative, artist-activist

To RSVP or for more info:  773-446-9930; Host: People’s World/Nuestro Mundo.

Peaceful Pray-In

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:00am

Let Freedom Ring --  Call Congressman Peter King:

"To bigotry, no sanction;
To persecution, no assistance.”

 --  President George Washington, 1790

“May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. ...”

Washington's letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI, August 17, 1790.

4th Annual King Peace Program an Inspiring Success

The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at The King Center’s Freedom Hall

American Friends Service Committee's 4th Annual program had an exciting change of venue this year, the King Center. The evening opened with a reception and social justice marketplace, which featured the work of AFSC and our partners.  The social justice marketplace is an opportunity for those attending the program to learn about the diversity of organizations working for peace and justice, and offers an opportunity for them to get involved.

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