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July 2019

Cuba’s Javier Cabrera on the Impact of the US Blockade of Cuba’s Economic, Social and Environmental Programs

July 16 @ 7:00 pm
UE Hall, 37 S. Ashland
Chicago,
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Javier Cabrera will discuss Cuba’s changing economic development program, its community health care program, and its programs to combat climate change. He will explain how the US blockade of Cuba, begun in 1961, and condemned on a yearly basis by overwhelming UN vote,  interferes in Cuba’s ability to carry out these programs. There will be ample time for extended Q&A with the audience. UE Hall 37 S. Ashland Tuesday July 16, 7 pm   GILBERTO JAVIER CABRERA TRIMIÑO Professor, University…

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WOMEN-DIRECTED CUBAN FILMS TO SCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHICAGO

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Our collaborators shared this Press Release on an exciting new event: WOMEN-DIRECTED CUBAN FILMS TO SCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHICAGO Screening at The Athenaeum Theatre on Friday, July 19 at 7PM Full Spectrum Features (FSF), Americas Media Initiative (AMI), and Athenaeum Theatre Productions are thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of the documentary Días de Diciembre (December Days) and the short fiction Frágil (Fragile), as part of the Emerging Women Filmmakers program of the Cuban Visions film series.…

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DIRECTORAS CUBANAS ESTRENAN SUS PELICULAS EN CHICAGO

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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¡Nuestros colaboradores compartieron información sobre este emocionante nuevo evento! DIRECTORAS CUBANAS ESTRENAN SUS PELICULAS EN CHICAGO Presentación en el Athenaeum Theatre Viernes, 19 de Julio a las 7:00PM Full Spectrum Features (FSF), Americas Media Initiative (AMI) y Athenaeum Theatre Productions se enorgullece en presentar el estreno en Chicago del documental Días de Diciembre y el cortometraje Frágil, como parte del programa Emerging Women Filmmakers (Mujeres Cineastas Emergentes) del la serie de películas Cuban Visions (Visiones Cubanas). La proyección será seguida…

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August 2019

CRLN 30th Anniversary Celebration

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - November 2 @ 9:30 pm
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615
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We are proud to celebrate 30 years of effective education, action, accompaniment and advocacy on Latin America and work on justice for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers with our members and partner organizations. We have accomplished a lot--and yet, there is still a long way to go to achieve our vision of peace, justice and well-being for all. For CRLN's 30th anniversary, we are planning a very special celebration! A buffet dinner will be served while selected photos from 30…

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September 2019

2019 Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waveland Clock Tower, 3600 Recreation Dr
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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Register online here 32nd Annual Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon!  Supporting community health, education,  & organizing projects in  Latin America and Chicago Sunday, September 22, 2019   1:00pm – 5:00pm  Click here for a description of the projects funded! Sponsors and Beneficiaries: Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) Chicago- Cinquera Sister Cities Chicago-Guatemala Partnership  Concern America La Voz de los de Abajo  Autonomous Tenants Union To donate to a beneficiary group, click on it's name above, or send a check made…

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Justice Worship and March September 29!

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Parish of the Holy Covenant, 925 W. Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

CRLN member Kathy Siegenthaler asked us to publicize this event, which will commemorate events of 50 years ago concerning the murder of a pastor and his wife who opened their church to house programs--a free daycare center, health clinic and breakfast program--sought by the Young Lords for their neighborhood. You can read more about these past events by clicking here for an article that quotes the Rev. Martin Deppe, another CRLN member, who knew Rev. Johnson personally. The current event will…

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October 2019

Film screening, “Brightness of Noon”

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield (corner of Belden & Sheffield
Chicago, IL
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This film, according to its website, "illuminates the risks people of faith are willing to take to protect the human rights of those fleeing violence, and the struggles and triumphs of undocumented immigrants and refugees as they resettle in the United States.” Featured in the film are two Chicago-area refugees and one of CRLN's Immigrant Welcoming Congregations, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, as well as Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church and the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants. Date: Wednesday, October 16,…

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Film screening, “The U-Turn”

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guild Literary Complex – Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642
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An Evening with Marty Rosenbluth, Lawyer for Migrant Detainees in the Deep South

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson, Room 1040 Ceremonial Courtroom
Chicago, IL
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Free

To attend, you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bringing-hope-to-the-nearly-forgotten-migrant-detainees-in-the-deep-south-tickets-69904011781 CRLN  invites you to a free program with noted immigration attorney Marty Rosenbluth, who will speak about his work providing legal counsel to undocumented migrants and asylum seekers held in one of the worst detention centers in the nation. Marty relocated to Lumpkin, Georgia to be near his clients at the Stewart Detention Facility, a private for-profit facility that has been criticized for its poor conditions, resulting in several detainee deaths. There are now…

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November 2019

Walk With Us! Camina Con Nosotros!

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615
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EVENT SOLD OUT, BUT PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST (773-293-2964) IF THERE ARE CANCELLATIONS. SPONSORSHIPS STILL WELCOME--SEE LINK BELOW. We are proud to celebrate 30 years of effective education, action, accompaniment and advocacy on Latin America and work on justice for immigrants, refugees and asylum  seekers with our members and partner organizations. We have accomplished a lot – and yet, there is still a long way to go to achieve our vision…

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