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When: Sunday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Willye B. White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626

At the event, 500 people from Chicago and the Chicago-land Area will come together to discuss the important issues facing the community and call on elected officials to make commitments to address those issues. Issues on the agenda include Police Accountability, Living Wages, Immigration Rights, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights for ALL.

 

Please contact crodriguez@crln.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on January 15th!

 

 

Celebracion & Llamada a la Accion en honor a Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017

 

Cuándo: Domingo, 15 de enero de 2:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m.

 

Dónde: Willye B. White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626

 

En este evento, 500 personas de Chicago y el area de Chicago se reunirán para discutir los asuntos importantes que enfrenta la comunidad y para pedir a los funcionarios electos que se comprometan a abordar esos temas. Los temas en la agenda incluyen el control social de la policia, salaries justos, los derechos de inmigración, la libertad religiosa y los derechos humanos para TODOS.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con crodriguez@crln.org. Esperamos verlx el 15 de enero!

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Date: April 1st, 2017


With Special performances from Kuumba Lynx, VOICES, Wellington Choir and Centro Romero Youth Choir.


JOIN US AT:


Wellington Ave Church, 615 West Wellington Ave, Chicago


5:30pm– Doors open with Latin American Food for sale

7:00pm to 8:30pm– Concert


Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 students/limited income

children under 12 free

*Childcare and free parking available with RSVP.

All proceeds will go to support immigrant justice work of

Centro Romero, CRLN’s Immigration Program and Wellington Ave UCC


Tickets HERE:


https://crln.org/2017_El_Pueblo_Canta_savethedate


For more on Kuumba Lynx HERE:


https://crln.org/kuumba_lynx




Fecha:

1 de abril del 2017

Con actuaciones especiales de Kuumba Lynx, VOICES, Coro de Wellington y El Coro Juvenil del Centro Romero.


Únete a nosotros en:

Iglesia Wellington, 615 West Wellington Ave, Chicago


5:30 pm – Puertas abren con comida latinoamericana a la venta

7:00 pm a 8:30 pm – Concierto


Entradas: admisión general: $ 25, estudiantes / ingresos limitados: $15

Niños menores de 12 años entran gratis


* Cuidado de niños y aparcamiento gratuito disponible con Reserva.

Todo lo recaudado servirá para apoyar el trabajo de justicia de inmigrantes del Centro Romero, el Programa de Inmigración de CRLN y la Iglesia UCC de Wellington

Event Date:
Saturday, April 1, 2017 –

17:30

to

20:30

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Resisting Displacement: Expanding Sanctuary in the Americas


BUY TICKETS HERE:


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resisting-displacement-expanding-sanctuary-…


(Volunteers are needed and attend for free)

Our communities in the Americas—whether immigrant or

campesino

or indigenous or Afro- descendant—are pushed off their land and sometimes out of their countries by large economic forces pursuing profits. For these forces, there are no borders. Many who are displaced are finding ways to connect with others in the Americas to resist deportation and dislocation. All seek to create safer spaces in which to live in the Americas.

Come for social time with CRLN members and staff and hear from Claudia Lucero, Cinthya Rodriguez and Sharon Hunter-Smith about how CRLN is addressing these issues and ways to get involved.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

3:00-6:00pm

Christ Lutheran Church

3253 West Wilson Ave.

Chicago IL, 60625

Tickets are $50 or $25 student/low income

Please RSVP to Marisa Leon Gomez Sonet at

mleongomez@crln.org

by May 17.


Refreshments will be available. Parking available nearby.


Resistiendo el Desplazamiento: Expandiendo el Santuario en las Américas


BOLETOS AQUI:


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resisting-displacement-expanding-sanctuary-…

Nuestras comunidades en las Américas – ya sea inmigrantes

o campesinxs

o Indegenxs, o Afro-descendientes- están siendo desplazadas de sus tierras y a veces de sus países por grandes fuerzas económicas que persiguen las ganancias. Para estas fuerzas, no hay fronteras. Muchxs de lxs que están siendo desplazadxs buscan maneras de conectarse con otrxs en las Américas para resistir la deportación y la dislocación. Todxs buscan crear espacios más seguros para vivir en las Américas.

Acompáñanos para una tarde social con el personal y miembros de CRLN.  Claudia Lucero, Cinthya Rodríguez y Sharon Hunter-Smith presentaran sobre cómo CRLN está abordando estos temas y formas en las que tú puedes involucrarte.

Domingo, 21 de Mayo del 2017

3:00 a 6:00pm

Iglesia Luterana de Cristo (Christ Lutheran Church)

3253 West Wilson Ave.

Chicago IL, 60625

Los boletos cuestan $ 50 o $25 para estudiantes y personas de bajos ingresos.

Por favor reservar con Marisa León Gómez enviando un correo electrónico a

mleongomez@crln.org

antes del 17 de mayo.

Habrán bocadillos y bebidas. Estacionamiento disponible cerca.

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CRLN will provide Chicago area venues for the annual NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala) Fall Speaking Tour. This year’s tour features Alex Escobar Prado, activist, educator, and member of the Guatemalan environmental justice organization Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID). Born out of the struggle for community self-determination and resistance to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala, JODVID uses the arts and popular education to mobilize youth in local and regional movements to protect the environment and defend territory. The group was founded in 2015 following the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso, a local artist and vocal opponent to mining activities in the area.

The tour will be a unique opportunity to learn about the essential role that Guatemalan youth play in building movements for social justice and liberation, and to hear firsthand accounts of the environmental and community impacts of mining in Guatemala. The tour will also create an opportunity for direct exchange with youth activists in the U.S. fighting for social justice in their communities.

Here is a schedule of his speaking engagements (all are open to the public):


Group

Date

Time

Location
DePaul University 10/9/2017 4:20 – 5:50 pm Arts & Letters Hall, Rm. 306

2315 N. Kenmore Ave.

Chicago 60614

DePaul University 10/9/2017 7:30 – 8:30 pm

(please do not enter classroom until 7:30—class will be in session)

College of Education

2247 N. Halsted, Rm. LL105

Chicago, IL  60614

(Room is in basement – press “A” button on elevator)

DePaul University 10/10/2017 9:45 – 11:10am Arts & Letters Hall, Rm. 101

2315 N. Kenmore Ave.

Chicago, IL  60614

“Worldview “ 10/10/2017 2:00 pm WBEZ, Navy Pier

Show will be taped and broadcast at a later date.

North Park University 10/10/2017 4:00 pm Collaboratory for Urban and

Intercultural Learning

Caroline Hall

3225 W. Foster

Chicago, IL  60625

University Church 10/10/2017 7:30 pm 5655 S. University Ave.

Chicago 60637

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When: Sunday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Where: Willye B. White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626

At the event, 500 people from Chicago and the Chicago-land Area will come together to discuss the important issues facing the community and call on elected officials to make commitments to address those issues.


Issues on the agenda include Police Accountability, Living Wages, Immigration Rights, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights for ALL.

Please contact

crodriguez@crln.org

if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on January 15

th

!


Celebracion & Llamada a la Accion en honor a Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017


Cuándo: Domingo, 15 de enero de 2:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m.


Dónde: Willye B. White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626

En este evento, 500 personas de Chicago y el area de Chicago se reunirán para discutir los asuntos importantes que enfrenta la comunidad y para pedir a los funcionarios electos que se comprometan a abordar esos temas. Los temas en la agenda incluyen el control social de la policia, salaries justos, los derechos de inmigración, la libertad religiosa y los derechos humanos para TODOS.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con

crodriguez@crln.org

. Esperamos verlx el 15 de enero!

Read More


Resisting Displacement: Expanding Sanctuary in the Americas

Our communities in the Americas—whether immigrant or

campesino

or indigenous or Afro- descendant—are pushed off their land and sometimes out of their countries by large economic forces pursuing profits. For these forces, there are no borders. Many who are displaced are finding ways to connect with others in the Americas to resist deportation and dislocation. All seek to create safer spaces in which to live in the Americas.

Come for social time with CRLN members and staff and hear from Claudia Lucero, Cinthya Rodriguez and Sharon Hunter-Smith about how CRLN is addressing these issues and ways to get involved.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

3:00-6:00pm

Christ Lutheran Church

3253 West Wilson Ave.

Chicago IL, 60625

Tickets are $50 or $25 student/low income

Please RSVP to Marisa Leon Gomez Sonet at

mleongomez@crln.org

by May 17.


Refreshments will be available. Parking available nearby.


Resistiendo el Desplazamiento: Expandiendo el Santuario en las Américas

Nuestras comunidades en las Américas – ya sea inmigrantes

o campesinxs

o Indegenxs, o Afro-descendientes- están siendo desplazadas de sus tierras y a veces de sus países por grandes fuerzas económicas que persiguen las ganancias. Para estas fuerzas, no hay fronteras. Muchxs de lxs que están siendo desplazadxs buscan maneras de conectarse con otrxs en las Américas para resistir la deportación y la dislocación. Todxs buscan crear espacios más seguros para vivir en las Américas.

Acompáñanos para una tarde social con el personal y miembros de CRLN.  Claudia Lucero, Cinthya Rodríguez y Sharon Hunter-Smith presentaran sobre cómo CRLN está abordando estos temas y formas en las que tú puedes involucrarte.

Domingo, 21 de Mayo del 2017

3:00 a 6:00pm

Iglesia Luterana de Cristo (Christ Lutheran Church)

3253 West Wilson Ave.

Chicago IL, 60625

Los boletos cuestan $ 50 o $25 para estudiantes y personas de bajos ingresos.

Por favor reservar con Marisa León Gómez enviando un correo electrónico a

mleongomez@crln.org

antes del 17 de mayo.

Habrán bocadillos y bebidas. Estacionamiento disponible cerca.

Event Date:
Sunday, May 21, 2017 –

15:00

to

18:00

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La Voz de Los de Abajo, Witness for Peace, and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America invite you to hear from Gaspar Sanchez, the sexual diversity coordinator of COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), as he presents “Uniting to Resist Attacks on our Land and Identities: Building on the Queer Indigneous Framework in the Americas.”

COPINH was co-founded and led by beloved Indigenous leader Berta Caceres, who was assassinated in March 2016. Gaspar will speak about how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures.

Place: Citlalin Art Gallery Theater, 2005 S. Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL  60608

Date and Time: Friday, October 27, 7:00 pm

Gaspar has served since 2014 on COPINH’s leadership team as the Coordinator of Sexual  Diversity & Rights Equality, which, for the first time in any Latin American indigenous organization, established a space dealing specifically with LGBTQ-related issues. Sánchez also hosts a radio program,

Los Colores de Wiphala

, that discusses human rights with an emphasis on the LGBTQ community. He conducts community trainings around the rights of indigenous peoples, territorial defense, protecting Mother Nature’s common goods threatened by extractivist projects, and legal accompaniment. In addition to supporting COPINH’s Tomás García Formation School, which builds leadership among the youth, Sánchez also serves as a spiritual guide for the Lenca people in their efforts to recuperate indigenous historical memory through processes of life, land defense, and ancestral spirituality. Finally, Sánchez has represented COPINH on the international stage in El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Venezuela, Perú, México, the United States, and in several European countries.

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Location: Willye B. White Field House, 1610 W. Howard St.


Time: 2-4pm

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and while faith communities come together to demand human rights.

Issues on the agenda include Criminal Justice Reform & Police Accountability, Living Wages, Immigration Rights, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights for ALL.

Co-hosted by A Just Harvest, Chicago Leadership Network on Latin America, Faith in Place Action Fund, Fight for 15, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), Women Gathering for Justice, and the Workers Center for Racial Justice

Event Date:
Sunday, January 15, 2017 –

14:00

to

16:00

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The creative fingerprints of executive producer Stephen Spielberg are evident throughout this documentary that functions as a mystery, a dramatic exposé of a little-known Guatemalan massacre, and a piece of humanitarian detective work that reunites the remainder of a family. On the night of December 6, 1982, the special forces of a Reagan-backed Guatemalan military regime descended on the tiny rural village of Dos Erres for a murderous spree that left every man, woman, and child dead. Years later, as the site is excavated and bodies exhumed, a perpetrator reluctantly confesses that two small boys were kidnapped and taken home by soldiers. One is located, and a 15-year search for the other, Oscar, ensues, unraveling a powerful story that encompasses history, politics and culture, and speaks to human endurance. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital

Place: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago

Other showings: Friday, May 5, 8:15pm; Saturday, May 6, 4:45pm and 8:15pm; Sunday, May 7, 3pm; Monday, May 15, 8:00pm; Tuesday, May 16, 7:45pm; Wednesday, May 17, 6:15pm; Thursday, May 18, 8:00pm.

Event Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017 –

14:00

to

15:45

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Gaspar Sanchez is a member of COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), the organization co-founded and led by beloved Indigenous leader Berta Caceres, who was assassinated in March 2016. Gaspar will speak about how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures.

Date & Time: October 27, 7:00 pm

LOCATION CHANGE:  PILSEN OUTPOST, 1958 W. 21ST ST. (NEAR DAMEN)

Gaspar has served since 2014 on COPINH’s leadership team as the Coordinator of Sexual  Diversity & Rights Equality, which, for the first time in any Latin American indigenous organization, established a space dealing specifically with LGBTQ-related issues. Sánchez also hosts a radio program,

Los Colores de Wiphala

, that discusses human rights with an emphasis on the LGBTQ community. He conducts community trainings around the rights of indigenous peoples, territorial defense, protecting Mother Nature’s common goods threatened by extractivist projects, and legal accompaniment. In addition to supporting COPINH’s Tomás García Formation School, which builds leadership among the youth, Sánchez also serves as a spiritual guide for the Lenca people in their efforts to recuperate indigenous historical memory through processes of life, land defense, and ancestral spirituality. Finally, Sánchez has represented COPINH on the international stage in El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Venezuela, Perú, México, the United States, and in several European countries.

Event Date:
Friday, October 27, 2017 – 19:00
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