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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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

to

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

to

14:00

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