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Upcoming DSA Events
(Updated 05/28/2017)
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Northside Chicago Branch CDSA

May General Meeting

Wednesday, May 31, 7 PM

Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Fullerton, Chicago

MORE INFORMATION.

A Day in Our Village

Sunday, June 4, 11 AM

Scoville Park, Lake Street & Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

Greater Oak Park DSA will have a table here; come by to say hello. MORE INFORMATION.

West Suburban Illinois DSA Chapter

Monthly General Meeting

Sunday, June 4, 11 AM to 12:30 PM

CoD SRC Building Cafeteria, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn

MORE INFORMATION.
Peoples Summit 2017

Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11

McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr, Chicago

MORE INFORMATION.

Chicago DSA

Membership Convention

Saturday, June 17, Noon to 2 PM

UE Hall, 37 S. Ashland, Chicago

Election of officers, delegates to the DSA national convention, budget, & more.

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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.


Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, June 14
"Shining Lives: A Musical"
Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
The young women of Chicago's Radium Dial Company. World premiere. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 30
March to Springfield
From Chicago to Springfield
In support of a People & Planet First Budget. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, May 28, 10 AM
Working Communities Tailgate
White Sox Parking Lot G, Chicago
Networking and food. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, May 28, 3 PM to 5 PM
"October: The Story of the Russian Revolution"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago
Author China Miéville provides his take on that history. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 29, 9:30 AM
Honoring Bill Drew: McKinley Park Memorial Day Parade
McKinley Park Library, 1915 W. 35th St, Chicago
March with 12th Ward IPO in memory of the late Bill Drew. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 29, 10 AM
March with Southsiders for Peace
110th Place & Longwood, Chicago
in the Beverly Memorial Day Parade. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 29, 11 AM to Noon
Chicago IVAW & VVAW Memorial Day Ceremony
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Riverwalk @ Wacker & Wabash, Chicago
Remember all those lost in the ongoing wars; speak out for sanctuary. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 29, 7 PM to 9 PM
"My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter"
Colure Meridian, 2233 S. Throop, Chicago
Book launch. Readings by author Aja-Monet and special guests. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 29, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fuel the March to Springfield!
PA, 810 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Food prep for 5/30 Springfield rally demanding People & Planet First budget. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, May 30, 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Angela Jackson: "A Surprised Queenhood"
Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St, Chicago
Retrospective discussion re: Gwendolyn Brooks with poet Angela Jackson. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 31, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
"The Death Gap"
57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St, Chicago
Author Dr. David A. Ansell in conversation with Bill Ayers re: class, race and medicine. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 31, 7 PM
Activism Series
Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, Chicago
Courage Campaign - CTA and Rape Victim Advocates. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 31, 8 PM to 10 PM
The History of the Future
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago
Presentation by Bill Sewell with response by Andreas Glaeser. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 1, Noon to 1 PM
UIC Rally & Petition Delivery
UofI Hospital & Health Sciences, 1740 W. Taylor, Chicago
Delivery of petitions demanding worker and racial justice. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 1, 5 PM to 10 PM
Nasty Women Art Exhibition
Feed, 259 S. Schuyler, Kankakee
Solidarity in the face of threats to roll back women's rights. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 1, 6 PM to 8 PM
"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin"
Kelly Library, 6151 S. Normal, Chicago
Documentary re: Bayard Rustin. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 1, 6 PM to 8 PM
UWF First Thursday
Simone's, 960 W. 18th St, Chicago
Networking. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 1, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Resist Trump's Wars: Building an Anti-war Movement
8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago
Panel re: how did we get here and how do we build a movement to resist? MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 1, 7 PM to 9 PM
"Sacco and Vanzetti"
Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago
Documentary & discussion for closing reception of exhibition. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, June 2, 6 PM to 8 PM
"A People's History of Chicago"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago
Author Kevin Coval in conversation with Bill Ayers. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 3, 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Women's Civic Engagement
Democratic Party of Oak Park, 6941-A W. North Ave, Oak Park
Workshop conducted by Off the Sidelines Chicago. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 AM to Noon
Leveraging Local Power in Equitable Development & Community Benefits
Teamwork Englewood, 815 W. 63rd St, 2nd Floor, Chicago
Workshop/training re: successful strategies for getting a seat at the table and creating credibility and leverage with local government. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 3, 10 AM to 1 PM
Chicago March for Truth
Daley Plaza, Washington & Dearborn, Chicago
Demand accountability from elected officials. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 3, 2 PM to 5 PM
"The Nuclear Requiem"
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
Documentary screening and discussion led by Lily Wojtowicz. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 3, 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Adopt-a-District IL 6th Town Hall
Fremd High School Auditorium, 1000 S. Quentin Rd, Palatine
Featuring Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Doors open @ 4:30. RSVP MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, June 4, 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Mobilizing Women: How to Get Involved
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd SRC 2000, Glen Ellyn
Whether it's writing letters, organizing your neighbors, or running for office. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, June 5, 7 PM to 9 PM
What's Next for Illinois?
Heartland Cafe's Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood, Chicago
Presentation by State Senator Daniel Biss. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, June 6, 11:30 AM
Cook County Clerk David Orr
Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave, Chicago
$50. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, June 6, 5 PM to 7 PM
First Tuesday Roskam Rally
300 S. County Farm Rd, Wheaton
Protest the congressman and his politics. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 PM
First Tuesdays with Mick & Ben
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago
Snarky politics with Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 PM
BrooksDay
Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St, Chicago
A celebration of the life and legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, June 7, 7 PM to 11 PM
"America in Transition"
AMFM Gallery, 2151 W. 21st St, Chicago
Premiere party for episode 3. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, June 7, 8 PM to 10 PM
"Stranded by the State"
Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Screening of YouTube documentary re: Illinois fiscal crisis & panel discussion. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 8, 6 PM to 9 PM
Road to Abolition
637 S. Dearborn, Chicago
Workshop on abolishing the prision industrial complex. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 8, 6 PM to 9 PM
Meet Ann Toback, the Executive Director of the Workmen's Circle
Read/Write Library Chicago, 914 N. California, Walton Entrance, Chicago
Learn about this historic organization. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11
The People's Summit 2.0
McCormick Place, Chicago
Keynote by Bernie Sanders. $$. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, June 9, 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative
Great Cities Institute, 412 S. Peoria, Chicago
Presentation by Michael Leon Guerrero of Labor Network for Sustainability. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, June 9, 6 PM to 10 PM
Compelled: The Selective Service Act of 1917
Uri-Eichen Galler, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago
Exhibition opening with panel discussion re: counter-recruitment in schools. MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, June 9, 6 PM to 9 PM
Border of Dreams
Midland Warehouses, 1500 S. Western, 5th Floor, Chicago
Opening of photo exhibit by Nick Oza re: migration & U.S. / Mexico border, with guest speaker Nicholas De Genova. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, June 11, 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Chicago Equality Rally @ Andersonville Midsommarfest
5400 N. Clark, Chicago
Affirm and protect LGBTQ rights, safety and full humanity. MORE INFORMATION.

Sunday, June 11, 2 PM
"Exotic"
Leather Archives and Museum, 6418 N. Greenview, Chicago
Documentary re: sex workers in Guam. $10. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, June 12, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
"Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA"
Orland park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia, Orland Park
Documentary & discussion. RSVP MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, June 13, 7 PM to 10 PM
Progressives of Kane County June Meeting
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora
Featuring Dan Biss. MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, June 15, 6 PM to 8 PM
West Side Arts: Rootwork, Girl Bands, and Activating Public Archives
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted, Chicago
Panel. RSVP MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM to 1 PM
Women's Demonstration to Ban the Bomb
Federal Plaza, Dearborn & Adams, Chicago
Against nuclear weapons. MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 17, 1 PM to 3 PM
An Important Debate on Overturning Citizens United
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, Chicago
Amendment through convention? MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, June 19, 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Precinct Committeeman Training
Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia
Door-to-door techniques. REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM to Noon
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
United Neighbors of the 35th Ward, 2959 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
MORE INFORMATION.


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