Chicago

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.

FILM-The Dark Side of Chocolate

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 2:00pm

Join us for a free showing of the documentary:

The Dark Side of Chocolate
Veterans Room, Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2 pm

European revolts confront economic and political crises

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 6:30pm

News & Letters Library
228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230
Chicago, Illinois

Speaker: Erica Rae, activist and writer for News & Letters

Photography Exhibit remembering the people of Villas de Salvarcar

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:00pm

San Martin Center
1901 S ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO, IL, 60608-
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Organization: Comite Anti-Militarizacion

Description: CAMI (Comite an-militarizacion) invites you to attend:

Photography Exhibit
San Martin Center
1901 South Ashland Ave
(Across the street from St. Pius V Parish)
Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 5:00 pm

Forum on Torture, Guantanamo & Accountability

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute, UN human rights expert in Afghanistan, & author of  "The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration" (2010), refute George Bush's claim in his memoir that the torture committed with his approval was legal because his lawyers told him so.
 H. Candace Gorman, attorney for a Guantanamo prisoner, describe the torture detainees there endure and the ongoing imprisonment of 173 men at Guantanamo, despite President Obama's pledge to close it.

Rally Against FBI & Grand Jury Repression

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, January 25th, 4:30 pm
Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn

In December, nine more peace activists were subpoenaed by the FBI to appear before the grand jury. They are activists and ordinary people critical of war and concerned about Palestinian rights. To date 23 people have received subpoenas. Patrick Fitzgerald's office is ordering the nine to appear at a grand jury in Chicago on January 25th.

Jeanne Sakata's DAWN'S LIGHT

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 7:30pm

WHEN?   January 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm
WHERE?      Millennium Park, on the heated and enclosed for the winter Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage
TICKETS?        $10, available online: http://www.srtp.org or via box office at: 312-742-8947

RADICAL DISCIPLE: THE STORY OF FATHER PFLEGER

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Michael Pleger, longtime pastor of Chicago’s St. Sabina parish, has consistently used the power of his pulpit to battle social inequity, engaging in high profile campaigns to end drug-dealing, prostitution and exploitation of liquor and tobacco companies. This award-winning film captures the charisma of the crusading priest and his controversial ‘gospel of the streets’.  We are pleased to have Father Pfleger; the film’s Producer/Director, Bob Hercules, and Bob McClory, author of the book “Radical Disciple,” join us for a discussion following the film.

Student Subpoena Fitzgerald

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us at the Federal Plaza on January 14th to serve a subpoena to Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald for his violations of our civil liberties. Fitzgerald is heading the current political witch hunt against antiwar activists, international solidarity activists, and the Arab and Muslim community. So far, over 23 people have been targeted, including members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
These raids and subpoenas are an attack on the movements that speak out against war, occupation, and injustice.

War Moratorium Vigil: War is making US poor

Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 2:00pm

Organization: Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice

MORE INFO: http://warmoratorium.org

Description: Join Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice for a Peace Vigil to mark the War Moratorium in protest the 11th year of War in Afghanistan and continued Occupation of Iraq. We also stand in remembrance of those who have fallen. Our signs this month will say, "War is making US poor."

2-3 pm at the corner of Harlem and Cermak on the Border of North Riverside and Berwyn.

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