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Jazz for Justice

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 8:00pm

Humanists for the Ethical Treatment of Gregory Koger present

Jazz for Justice

Featuring Ted Sirota and Fred Lonberg-Holm

$20 Suggested Donation

A Benefit for Political Prisoner Gregory Koger's Defense Fund[/size]
Gregory's motion for bond pending appeal was granted so this will be a celebration as well.
For more on this vindictive prosecution for "crimes" that never happened, visit the Ad Hoc Committee for Reason website or contact them at
Adhoc4Reason AT gmail.com

Rebel Diaz in Fundraiser for Stop FBI Repression

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 8:00pm

Thanksgiving Eve – the acclaimed hip-hop trio, Rebel Diaz, will perform in Chicago to help raise funds for the legal defense of anti-war and solidarity activists targeted by the FBI and threatened with the Grand Jury. The hip-hop line up at the Northside club, Martyr’s, is organized by Portoluz, and it will be fantastic, including performances by BBU, Scheme and additional groups. Get your tickets here - $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

They 'Love' Gays So Much, They Want to Kill Us

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 5:30pm

The annual banquet of "Americans For 'Truth' About Homosexuality" (AFTAH) will be the subject of a protest by pro-gay forces at 5:30 PM, Saturday, Nov. 13th at the "Christian Liberty Academy," 502 W. Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights.  

AFTAH is listed as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization which tracks extreme racist, sexist and anti-gay groups, and the purpose of the protest is further expose AFTAH's hate to public scrutiny.

Oct. 16th Anti-War March Evaluation Meeting / Making Spring Plans

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A meeting to have a constructive evaluation of the October 16th anti-war march in Chicago will be held at 2 PM to 4 PM, Sunday, November 14th at the office of the 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe Street, 5th floor, Chicago (wheelchair accessible).  The meeting will also begin the process of organizing unified action(s) for the spring.
 

HEARTLAND HARVEST 5k RUN

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 7:45am

Gather at the Heartland by 7:45 AM

The Runs are all Free

Post Race food & t-shirts available at the Heartland Cafe

Sister Mary Kay Flannigan of the 8th Day Center for Justice will talk about the Annual School Of The Americas Vigil at Ft. Bening, GA A Donation may be made to SOAW ILLINOIS

EXHIBIT-Stories Behind the Postcards, by Jennifer Scott

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 1:20pm - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 1:20pm

HumanThread presents “Stories Behind the Postcards”

“Stories Behind the Postcards”, by Chicago artist Jennifer Scott, is a
series of paintings and collages by the artist in response to
postcards depicting the “lynchings" which occurred during a troubling
part of  U.S. history, (1880s – 1968). These postcards were sent
around the country as souvenirs in the early 1900s.  In her paintings

Human Rights Day: Human rights in Iran

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

This event will spotlight the case of the seven imprisoned leaders of Iran's Baha'i community who have been given a long prison sentence solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of religion. Speakers will also discuss the worsening overall human rights situation in Iran as well as what people can do to help.

Chicago in War: November 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 12:45pm - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 12:45pm

The distance is great.
The disconnect is great.
The impact is deep.

A project of The National Veterans Art Museum
Chicago in War is a series of events, art shows, and performances that explores the continued rupturing of the traumas of war in everyday America.

OPENING: Operation Exposure: An IVAW and Just Seeds Collaboration (Chicago in War)

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

A project of Just Seeds and IVAW that uses Graphic installations to expose the traumas of war in everyday America with an exhibition of posters at Mess Hall along with wheat pasting installations throughout the city.

Fort Benning, Georgia: Vigil and Convergence to Shut Down the SOA and to Change U.S. Foreign Policy

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 5:00pm - Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 5:00pm

Make your travel plans now and mobilize your community to join the November Vigil. In just one month, thousands of social justice activists from Latin- and North America will gather at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia.

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