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Upcoming DSA Events
(Updated 03/26/2017)
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West Suburban Illinois DSA

Jacobin Reading Group

Sunday, March 26, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

College of DuPage, SRC Cafeteria, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn

MORE INFORMATION.

Northside Chicago CDSA

March Meeting

Wednesday, March 29, 7 PM to 9 PM

Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Fullerton, Chicago

MORE INFORMATION.

Chicago DSA

Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 8, Noon

Chicago DSA Office, 3411 W. Diversey, Ste 7, Chicago

(Location may change) MORE INFORMATION.

Chicago DSA

Save the Date

59th Debs -- Thomas -- Harrington Dinner

Friday, May 19, 6 PM

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop, Halsted & Madison, Chicago

Details coming soon. History HERE.

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Community Events of Interest



Events listed below are not necessarily endorsed by Chicago DSA but should be of interest to DSA members, friends and other lefties. If you are involved in an upcoming political event in the Chicago area, feel free to pass it along. It really should be accompanied by a web URL that provides "more information". Inclusion is not guaranteed (we don't usually list fundraising events, for example), and preference is given to events supplied by Chicago DSA members.

Please check the MORE INFORMATION links for any changes in time, venue, program. Note that some programs ask or require advance registration (RSVP). Admission price is listed when we know about it.


Thursday through Sunday, March 9 through April 16
"The People's Republic of Edward Snowden"
Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview
Before there was the movie, there was the play. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, March 22 through Sunday, May 7
"Beyond Caring"
Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago
Play re: a work day in the lives of 4 temporary workers. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, March 26, 1 PM to 3 PM
Restorative Justice
CAIR Chicago, 17 N. State Ste 1500, Chicago
Panel and discussion. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, March 26, 2 PM
Gun Laws and Community Violence
The Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa
Presentation by Colleen Daley. $15. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, March 26, 3 PM to 4:30 PM
"Long Shot"
57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St, Chicago
Author Craig Hodges discusses his book with Bill Ayers re: triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, March 26, 3 PM to 4:30 PM
"Citizenship as Foundation of Rights"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago
Richard Sobel on the right to vote, the right to employment, the right to travel. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, March 27, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
"Listen, Liberal"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago
Thomas Frank on his book re: what ever happened to the party of the people? MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, March 27, 6 PM to 9 PM
National to Neighborhood: Getting Local in a Trump America
Hops & Barley, 4359 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, March 27, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Homes for People, Not for Profit!
Centro Autonomo de Albany Park, 3460 W. Lawrence, Chicago
Sergio Pacheco re: lessons from his 20 years of organizing for housing rights in working class communities. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, March 27, 7 PM
Give Me Shelter
Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln, Chicago
Community forum on homelessness. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 PM
The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago
Featuring women who are resisting the Trump agenda and have long been fighting for social justice. $5. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, March 28, 7 PM to 8:30 PM
The Refugee Crisis: Humanitarian Response & Resettlement Today
North Park University, 3225 W. Foster, Chicago
Johan Eldebo and John Barcanic with Q&A. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, March 29, Noon to 1:30 PM
Not Much Choice: Reproductive Justice and Women of Color
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Billings Hospital P-117, 860 E. 59th St, Chicago
Presentation by Dr. Melissa Gilliam. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Power Analysis Training
Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N Leavitt, Chicago
Prayer gathering followed by workshop re: understanding power  & putting analysis into action. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, March 29, 7 PM to 9 PM
History of Policing in Chicago, 1850 to the 2017 DoJ Report
Chicago Literacy Alliance, 641 W. Lake St, Ste 200, Chicago
A rerun workshop on policing in Chicago. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, March 29, 8:15 PM
"Bobby Sands: 66 Days"
Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago
Documentary. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1
Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity
Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio, Chicago
2017 GlobeMed Summit. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, March 30, 5 PM to 8 PM
Governor Rauner: Do Your Job!
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, Chicago
Fair contract with state workers! Stop holding the Illinois budget hostage. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, March 30, 5:45 PM
Carnage: The Feds and a Presidential Agenda for Chicago
Columbia College library, 624 S. Michigan, 3rd Floor, Chicago
Panel re: the Feds and violence in Chicago. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, March 30, 6 PM to 8 PM
How to Make Podcasting a 2-Way Street
Build Coffee, 6100 S. Blackstone, Chicago
Presentation by Jordan Wirfs-Brock. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, March 30, 6 PM to 8 PM
"The Deportation of Innocence"
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago
Documentary and panel discussion. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Separate But Unequal: School Funding in Illinois
Roosevelt University Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan, Chicago
Panel re: funding future, how if affects students, & options. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2
Jewish Voice for Peace National Member Meeting
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. King Dr, Chicago
$$. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2
United, States, America: Three Problematic Concepts
SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, Chicago
Workshops, talks, movies re: being an informed and engaged participant in democracy. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, March 31, 5 PM to 7 PM
"Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education"
Jak's Tap, 901 W. Jackson, Chicago
Authors Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier on their book. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, March 31, 6 PM
"Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists"
Elmhurst College, Schaible Science Center -- Illinois Hall, Elmhurst
Documentary. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, March 31, 6:30 PM
First Tuesdays with Mick & Ben
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago
Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky with special guests Reps Danny Davis and Luis Gutierrez. $5. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1, 8:30 AM
Transit Workers Speak Out
Rainbow PUSH, 930 E. 50th St, Chicago
Members of Locals 241 & 308 on their work & struggle for a fair contract. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1, 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Illinois Everybody INstitute
NNU, 850 W. Jackson, Suite 750, Chicago
Workshops, strategizing, networking. $20. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 1, 11 AM to 5 PM
Fire the Fool Declaration Rally
TBA, Chicago
Fire, impeach, whatever the so-called President. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1, 2 PM to 4 PM
People's Party for the Planet
SEIU, 2229 S. Halsted, Chicago
Launching the People's Climate March. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1, 5 PM
Rats, Roaches, and Resistance
Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd, Chicago
Documentary "Where Can I Live?" plus film clips and discussion led by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1 6 PM
The Homeless Encampments of Chicago
Dappers East Restaurant, 2901 W. Addison, Chicago
Photojournalist Lloyd DeGrane and reporter Kari Lydersen. $3. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1, 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Write to Resist
Citlalin Gallery, 2005 S. Blue Island, Chicago
Poetry in opposition to Trump. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM
Nelson Algren Birthday Party
Bloomingdale Artists Building, 2418 W. Bloomingdale, Chicago
Honoring the late great author Nelson Algren. $10. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 2, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Beyond Vietnam: Revisiting King's Radical Revolution of Values
Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington, Chicago
Speakers, readings, networking commemorating the 50 year anniversary of Dr. King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, April 3, 7 PM to 10 PM
Bail Bond Reform
Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood, Chicago
Decriminalizing poverty. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 4, Noon to 1 PM
Equal Pay Day
Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Chicago
Addressing the pay gap twixt men, women, minorities. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 6, 6 PM to 8 PM
People-Centered Immigration Storytelling
Build Coffee, 6100 S. Blackstone, Chicago
Presentation by Angilee Shah. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 6, 6:25 PM
Living on the Margins: Refugees Surviving Torture & Beyond
Art Works Projects, 625 N. Kingsbury, Chicago
Panel re: healing, resettlement, integration. TICKETS MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 6, 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Intersextionality
CSGS, 5733 S. University, Chicago
A talk with Pidgeon Pagonis, intersex activist and filmmaker. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 6, 8:30 PM
The Seth Show, Tonight!
Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago
With guests Ameya Pawar, Rebecca O'Neal, Akenya. $10. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, April 7 through Thursday, April 13
"Karl Marx City"
Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago
Documentary re: biography through secret police archives. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, April 7, 5 PM to 8 PM
In Acts
Weinberg / Newton Gallery, 300 W. Superior, Ste 203, Chicago
Opening reception for group exhibition re: what is an artistic practice of human rights? MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 8, 10 AM to 4 PM
Illinois Resistance Resource Fair
CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago
Employment, networking, volunteer opportunities. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 8, 1 PM to 4 PM
May Day Planning Meeting
Rudy Lozano Library, 1805 S. Loomis, Chicago
Toward a May Day general strike. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 8, 3 PM to 4:30 PM
"Clandestine Occupations: An Imaginary History"
57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St, Chicago
Author Diana Block in conversation with Bernardine Dohrn. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 8, 6 PM
"Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy"
Dappers East Restaurant, 2901 W. Addison, Chicago
Book talk by Jerry Harris. $3. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 9, 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Stranger Love March & Rally
Start @ Humboldt Park United Methodist Church, 2120 N. Mozart, Chicago
Occupy Palm Sunday: solidarity with immigrant & refugee neighbors. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 9, 1 PM to 3 PM
Voices of Protest: On Syria
Gannon Center, Piper Hall, 970 W. Sheridan, Chicago
Playwright Riad Ismat, poet / author Osama Alomar, with Wendy Perlman & more. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 9, 2 PM to 4 PM
"Rules for Revolutionaries"
Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn
Zack Exley on his book re: big data and organizing. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, April 10, 11:30 AM
Colleen Connell
Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand, Chicago
Presentation by the Executive Director ACLU of IL. $50. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 11, 11:30 AM
The Honorable Danny Davis
Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand, Chicago
Presentation by the U.S. Representative 7th District. $50. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 11, 6 PM to 8 PM
Environmental Town Hall
Dole Library, 255 Augusta St, Oak Park
Featuring State Senator Don Harmon and State Representative Camille Lilly. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 11, 6:45 PM to 8 PM
Politics and Public Schools
Fireside Chicago, 5739 N. Ravenswood, Chicago
Presnetation by Troy LaRaviere. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM to 8:45 PM
Anatomy of the State Financial Crisis
Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St, Plainfield
State Senator Biss and others. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Globalizing Racial Capitalism
CSRPC, 5733 S. University, Chicago
Panel re: slavery and the construction of capitalism. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, April 12, 6:15 PM
Equal Pay Day March & Rally
Downers Grove Main Street Train Station, Main & Burlington, Downers Grove
Equal pay for women. March begins @ 6:30 PM. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 13, 6 PM to 8 PM
OOMK: Self-publishing for Activism
Gray Center Lab @ Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St, Chicago
Panel re: self-publishing to address issues. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, April 14, Noon to 3 PM
Good Friday Walk for Justice
Michigan Avenue & Congress, Chicago
What does it mean to honor our visions of justice? MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 15, 10 AM to 6 PM
Trump Tax March Chicago
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph, Chicago
Where are Trump's tax returns? MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement Town Hall
Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island, Chicago
Making sure south side residents benefit. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, April 19, 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Making Changes in a New Political Landscape
North Central College Upper Eva Whate Activity Center, 325 E. Benton Ave, Naperville
REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, April 19, 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Ain't Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs 1865-1965
Crete Library, 1177 Main St, Crete
Music and historical commentary by Bucky Halker. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 29
4th Annual (In)Justice for All Film Festival
Various
Films of crime and justice: dignity, restoration and survival. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 20, 6 PM to 7 PM
Faith Animating Social Action on the South Side
John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis, Basement, Chicago
Presentation by Rev. Alice Harper-Jones. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 20, 6 PM to 8 PM
Police in Chicago Public Schools
Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash, Chicago
Workshop re: analyze, discuss, reimagine policing of Chicago Public Schools. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 20, 8:30 PM
Art, Now. Act, Now.
Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago
Performances, teach-in, calls to action. $10. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 22, 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Reparations
Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S. Throop, Chicago
Seeking repair to the harm done. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 23, 1 PM
"A Face in the Crowd"
Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago
Movie and teach-in moderated by Hugh Iglarsh. RSVP MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 23, 2 PM to 4 PM
Rebel Voices: Protest Songs of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen
Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St, Elburn
Music and historical commentary by Bucky Halker. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 23, 3 PM to 6 PM
Build the Movement, Not a Wall!
Latino Union of Chicago, 4811 N. Central Park, Chicago
Spring open house: art, self care, celebration. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, April 25, 7 PM
"The Black G.I."
Blanc Gallery, 4445 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chicago
1970 documentary re: the Black GI experience in Vietnam and discussion. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 27, Noon to 3 PM
Day of Action for Illinois Higher Education
TBA
TBA. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, April 27, 3:30 PM to 5 PM
"13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance"
UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan, Chicago
Stories of the post-2009 coup told by author Melissa Cardoza and singer Karla Lara. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
What Is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights
Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St, Chicago
Artist presentations. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 29, 10 AM to 4 PM
People's Climate March Chicago
Petrillo Music Shell, 235 S. Columbus, Chicago
to the Federal Plaza re: energy policy & climate change. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, April 29, 10 AM to 8 PM
Mother Jones Museum May Day Celebration
Mt. Olive, Illinois
MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, April 30, 4 PM
"Holy Outlaw"
Darst Center, 2834 S. Normal, Chicago
1970 documentary re: Fr. Daniel Berrigan, panel discussion. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 1, 11 AM to 4 PM
A Day Without Immigrants
Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph, Chicago
Rally and march for immigrant rights and International Workers Day. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 1, 4 PM to 6 PM
May Day Rally
Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Chicago
Against Trump and Rauner. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 1, 6 PM to 9 PM
What Is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?
Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St, Chicago
Public forum. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 1, 6:30 PM
"Sicko"
Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago
Michael Moore documentary and teach-in re: the future of affordable care led by David Edelberg, MD. RSVP MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, May 5, 5:30 to 10:30 PM
Nasty Women Art Chicago Exhibition
Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie, Chicago
Art, music, speakers, food in support of women, reproductive rights. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, May 19 through Saturday, May 20
Psychology of the Wall
National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan, Chicago
2017 Racial Justice in Praxis conference. $$. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.


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