Join us for two important rallies in Chicago!



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

Tuesday, December 19th

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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

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! 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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Vigilia de Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Vigil

OCAD & CRLN invite you to attend our annual vigil to honor those who have lost their lives to the deportation system. This year has been the deadliest yet, with 12 people dying under ICE custody across the country. Join us as we commemorate Day of the Dead with pan de muerto and coffee as we work to highlight the inhumane and accountable practices that characterize ICE/DHS.

This year we are demanding:

An investigation into the 22 deaths that have occurred in immigrant detention centers since Oct 1, 2015. We demand these investigations be made public by December 1, 2017.

On a local level, we are demanding the immediate release of Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez who has wrongfully and violently detained on March of this year and who has dire medical needs that should allow for his release.

OCAD & CRLN les invita a asistir a una vigilia para honrar a quienes fallecieron bajo custodia de ICE este año. Este ha sido el año mas mortal en record, con 12 personas fallecidas dentro de los centros de detencion de inmigrante. Unase a nosotrxs para celebrar el dia de muertos con pan de muerto y cafe y al mismo tiempo para trabajar y traer atención a las practicas inhumanas que caracterizan a ICE/DHS.

Este año estamos exigiendo:

La investigacion de las 22 muertes que han ocurrido en centros de detencion de inmigrantes desde Oct 1, 2015. Exigimos que estas los hallazgos se hagan publicos a mas tardar el 1ro de diciembre, 2017.

Desde el ambito local, exigimos que se libere inmediatamente a Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez quien fue injusta y violentamente detenido en marzo de este año y quien requiere cuidado medico especializado.

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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 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

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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

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Friday, June 30, 2017 – 17:00

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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

Event Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 – 09:00

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 21:00

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What are the ways that make for peace? The Colombia Peace Accords, while an important step forward, have been accompanied by renewed violence against women and against social movement leaders and members. Join us and learn directly from

Carol Rojas

about popular education and intersectional organizing in the context of escalating violence in post-Peace Accords Colombia. Carol is an

organizer with the


Feminist Antimilitarist Network,

a grassroots organization in Colombia, recognized for its popular education model that supports demilitarization and eradication of systems of oppression based on sex, class and race.

Date & time: Tuesday, October 24, 12noon – 2pm

Location: Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish Hall

700 W. Adams

Chicago, IL  60661

Event Date:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 –

12:00

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14:00

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Mark your calendars for the 30th Anniversary of Pedal for Peace! Bike with us to raise funds for groups supporting health, education, and community organizing in Latin America and in Chicago. This is a great way to make a positive contribution to our global community!

To make this special anniversary year even more successful, there are a few changes in the event:


1) All bikers must pre-register online

here

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This will facilitate the process on the day of the event and help us better plan for the fiesta. There will be an option for those who want to mail in a check to CRLN rather than pay online.


2) There will be a late fee if you register after September 9, so register soon!

All Pedal for Peace expenses are paid before the event, and this will help provide income to offset these costs. Even with a late fee, this is the least expensive event fee in town!


Main fiesta, program and north starting point:

Lincoln Park, Grove 13 — grassy area west of the Barry Ave. underpass to the Lakefront Bike Path. Look for the Pedal for Peace tables and flag banner by the path near the underpass.


Alternate starting point:

Dog Water Fountain at east side of the 55th St. underpass to the Lakefront Bike Path


Time:

1:00-5:00pm

See the attached project descriptions and information and pledge sheet to start collecting donors to support your ride, or click

here

for an online fundraising tool you can use to invite people to donate using social media.

Event Date:

Saturday, September 23, 2017 –

13:00

to

17:00

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