Join CRLN on the Latin America Track for workshops at Ecumenical Advocacy Days, to plan visits to Congressional offices and to lobby for U.S. support for migrants, refugees and displaced people. CRLN will also have “asks” on our longstanding campaign to end the embargo in Cuba, support a Peace Process in Colombia, and cut off military and police aid to Honduras.

Event Date:
Friday, April 20, 2018 – 16:00to

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 17:00

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Join us for two important rallies in Chicago!



Join this Youth-Led Rally & March for a #CleanDreamAct!

Tuesday, December 19th

:

Join CRLN & other ICIRR members for a rally and march to urge Senators Duckworth and Durbin and other members of the Illinois Delegation to stand strong and get a clean DREAM Act passed out of Congress before Dec 22

nd

! Please let us know if you can make it and feel free to spread the word:

Take action to pass a clean #DreamActNow!



From our friends at OCAD: Support Wilmer & demand his release!


Wilmer has been in ICE detention for nine months.

Despite new evidence that he was falsely placed in CPD’s gang database, ICE refuses to release him.


Join us for a rally on 12/20 at 11AM

, 101 W. Congress Parkway, to demand his release.

See you there!

In the meantime, you can make a call with this script.

Dial 312-347-2400 (Press * when your call goes through):

“I’m calling to urge Director Ricardo Wong to release Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez (A#098 500 300). Mr. Catalan-Ramirez has been detained for 9 months without proper medical care. His health is decline and as a result he has experienced multiple seizures while in detention. I’m urging Director Wong to release Mr. Catalan-Ramirez before Christmas and allow him to receive proper medical care and be reunited with his family for the holidays.”



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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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Join us for presentations by authors: Matt Eisenbrandt and Andy Carter, about their books (descriptions below) with a Q&A from the audience afterwards on

February 14-15th

at 57

th

St.  Books, 1301 E. 57

th

St. (Hyde Park).


Andy Carter, will present on February 14th,

is a member of University Church’s Guatemala Partnership, which has had an 18-year partnership with a Mayan village. Andy has written a children’s story,

“Margarito’s Forest,”

based on interviews with a woman from the village whose father planted a forest that survived the scorched earth destruction of the village during the Guatemalan civil war. Bill Ayers will be in conversation with Andy about his book.  Click

here

for more about the book.


Matt Eisenbrandt will present on February 15th,

an attorney who helped investigate the murder of

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

and helped prosecute one of his killers, who had relocated to California, has written a book,

“Assassination of a Saint.”

He will talk about the book and have copies for sale. Click

here

for more about the book.

Event Date:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – 18:00

to

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 19:30

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On May 23, we are having our biggest action on McDonald’s ever, here in Chicago.

McD’s just doubled its CEO pay to $15 million & is spending hundreds of millions on a new HQ in the city. But it hasn’t changed how it treats its workers. We’re still struggling to survive, still sexually harassed, & still getting our wages stolen.

McDonald’s way of doing business is holding EVERYONE back. it’s hurting us all. McDonald’s low wages cost taxpayers more than $1 billion a year, because more than half of us are forced to rely on public assistance to support our families.

We are marching because this not only worker’s issue, but this is an immigrant, racial, women, LGBTQ, and enviromental issue. When we beat McDonald’s, we will all win. That’s why you need to join us


Join on May 23rd in Daley Plaza from 4:00- 6:00pm, Chicago, Illinois

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1395247903868642/

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El 23 de mayo, aquí en Chicago, vamos a tener la acción mas grande contra McDonald’s en la historia.

McD’s acaba de doblar el pago de su presidente a $15 millones y esta gastando cientos de millones en sus nuevas oficinas en la ciudad. Pero la compañía no ha cambiado como trata a sus trabajadoras. Nosotros estamos batallando para sobrevivir, todavía somos acusadas sexualmente, y todavía nos roban nuestro salario.

La manera de McDonald’s de hacer negocios nos esta dejando atrás a todos. Nos está lastimando a todos. Los bajos salarios de McDonald’s nos cuestan más de mil millones de dólares al año, porque más de la mitad de nosotros estamos obligados a depender de la asistencia pública para apoyar a nuestras familias.

Estamos marchando porque este no es sólo el problema de los trabajadores, pero es por la justicia inmigratoria, racial de genero, LGBTQ, y el medio ambiente. Cuando le ganemos a McDonald’s, todos ganaremos. ¡Por eso necesitamos que todos se unan!


Únete el 23 de mayo en Daley Plaza de 4:00-6:00pm, Chicago, Illinois

Event Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -16:00

to

18:00

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( Español Abajo )The Latin@ Center of McCormick Seminary

and the

Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

(CRLN) will host the

IFCO/Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan

for breakfast and conversation..

Gladys Abella

of the

Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba

will talk about the effects of the U.S. blockade in Cuba and we will discuss grassroots efforts

to finally end the US blockade of Cuba

.

Please rsvp to Marilyn McKenna at

mmckenna@crln.org


.

McCormick Seminary

is at 5460 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60615.


Gladys Abella (right) from the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba,

is assisted by translator Claudia De La Cruz of IFCO/Pastors for Peace.


Gladys Abella Bio

Gladys Abella (1954): One of the leaders of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Marianao (IBEM), Havana, was a key player in reorienting IBEM’s ecclesial, ecumenical and social mission in 1971 in light of the challenges of the Cuban reality in those years. In 1987 Ms. Abella played a key role in the creation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Center which was a product of the new mission at IBEM. Ms. Abella works at the Cuban Council of Churches and is currently part of the management team of the IBEM. She was active in the Student Worker Coordination Baptist Cuba (COEBAC).


El Centro Latinx del Seminario McCormick

y

la Red de Lideres Religiosos de Chicago para Latino América

(CRLN) acogerán a la Caravana de IFCO / Pastores por la Paz de Cuba para un desayuno y conversación. Gladys Abella del Centro Martin Luther King de La Habana, Cuba hablará sobre los efectos del bloqueo estadounidense a Cuba y discutiremos los esfuerzos de base para finalmente poner fin a dicho bloqueo. Por favor reservar puesto con Marilyn McKenna enviando un correo a

mmckenna@crln.org

. El Seminario McCormick está en 5460 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60615.


Biografia de Gladys Abella

Gladys Abella (1954): Líder de la Iglesia Bautista Ebenezer en Marianao (IBEM), en la Habana, fue una participante clave en la reorientación de la misión eclesial, ecuménica y social del IBEM en 1971 a la luz de los retos de la realidad cubana en esos años. En 1987, la Sra. Abella desempeñó un papel clave en la creación del Centro Conmemorativo Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, producto de la nueva misión del IBEM. Gladys Abella trabaja en el Consejo Cubano de Iglesias y actualmente forma parte del equipo directivo del IBEM. Participó activamente en la Coordinadora de Trabajadores Estudiantiles Bautista de Cuba (COEBAC).


Fecha y Hora:

Lunes, 17 de Abril del 2017 – 09:30 to 11:00 am

Event Date:
Monday, April 17, 2017 –

09:30

to

11:00

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The rights of all women in Cuba have changed dramatically since the 1959 Cuban Revolution.  What are the achievements as well as the ongoing campaigns? How does the U.S. blockade of Cuba affect women’s lives?  Join us to talk about these questions with Latina lesbian feminist Moon (Luna) Vázquez. (

See bio below

)


Saturday June 10

from 2:30-5:00 at

La Parada Café 2059 W. 21

st

Street

, Chicago, IL 60608

This event is a fundraiser for the


IFCO/Pastors for Peace 28

th

Friendshipment to Cuba


and we will ‘’pass the hat” at the event.  For more information email

MMcKenna@crln.org


.

This event was initiated by the

Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

and

La Voz de los de Abajo

.  Thanks to many others for their help.


Moon (Luna) Vázquez:

Latina lesbian feminist Moon (Luna) Vázquez, is on the national steering committee of the U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration and co-founder of the Cuba/US Lesbian and Allies project. She is also a member of the Cuba and Bolivarian Alliance Committee of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Moon works on many social and gender justice issues with a focus on advancing leadership opportunities for women of color in the international lesbian and bi-sexual movement. Since 2001 Moon has led numerous women’s delegations to Cuba so delegates can see for themselves the advances of Cuban women since the revolution. Moon shares her knowledge of Cuba’s social programs and the current state of US-Cuba relations to build bridges and understanding across borders. Her specific area of expertise is on the role of lesbian and bi-women and the role of the LGBTQ community in Cuba.

Event Date:
Saturday, June 10, 2017 –

14:30

to

17:00

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Join us for an interfaith Lenten

series every Wednesday, March 1st-April 5th 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 & 4/5

6:30-7 PM Prayer & Faith-Rooting

7-8 PM Skills-Building Workshops on Community Organizing

All are welcome to attend EITHER or BOTH parts of each session!


WHERE:

Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N Leavitt St

PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS: Community Renewal Society, Chicago Religious Leadership Network, and more!

Event Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 18:30

to

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 20:00

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Take part in various activities to encourage Members of Congress to co-sponsor HR 1299, the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, to suspend military and police assistance to Honduras until their human rights abuses cease and perpetrators are brought to justice. CRLN will send out alerts daily with links to action opportunities.

Event Date:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 16:00

to

Friday, June 30, 2017 – 17:00

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