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October 2019

An Evening with Marty Rosenbluth, Lawyer for Migrant Detainees in the Deep South

October 29, 2019 @ 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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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, 2019 @ 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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March 2020

Chicago-Cinquera Bowl-a-rama

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Timberlanes, 1851 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL
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Bowling to support university scholarship students in Cinquera, Chicago's sister city in El Salvador! Students return to the community to share their new skills in agriculture, business, teaching and organizing. Children welcome!  Special lanes for kids. Register as an individual for $25 or bring $50 in pledges to bowl FREE! More info at 773-561-4208 or jimmyishere@hotmail.com

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Reimagining Diversity and Inclusion via Epistemologies of the South

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, Northwestern University, 601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208
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A dynamic, arts-based workshop that will involve participants in a collective exploration of the conflicts we face surrounding epistemological diversity and inclusion in higher education. Discuss approaches to decolonizing knowledge and learn strategies to address different epistemologies. This workshop will be facilitated by Fany Aguinda, an indigenous Kichwa youth leader from Tzawata, Ecuador and Chelsea Viteri, a mestiza educator-facilitator-artist from Quito, Ecuador. Fany and Chelsea are members of the Pachaysana Institute, a collective of Ecuadorian and international educators, teaching artists, development specialists…

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April 2020

Confronting Forced Migration and Violence in the Americas Webinar Series

April 4 @ 9:00 am - April 5 @ 11:30 am

Need something good to do while you are sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic? Watch a series of five, one-hour webinars this Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, facilitated by CRLN's ally orgranization, SOAWatch. Presenters include veterans in the movement for peace and social justice in Latin America like Laura Carlsen, Jennifer Harbury, John Lindsey-Poland, and Dana Frank, along with newer faces involved in Abya Yala ("Las Americas") and activists along the U.S.-Mexican border. The series will examine…

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Good Friday Walk for Justice

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Plaza, NE corner of Ida B. Wells & Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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 40th ANNIVERSARY GOOD FRIDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE  April 10, 2020, 12:00 NOON HOPE RISES IN COURAGEOUS COMMUNITY   "When it is all too much, when the news is so bad that meditation itself feels useless, and a single life feels like too small a stone to offer on the altar of peace, find a human sunrise. Find those people who are committed to changing our scary reality. Human sunrises are happening all over the earth, at every moment. People gathering,…

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“Ancestral Movements: Indigenous Territory and Migration” with Silvia Raquec Cum

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar, “Ancestral Movements: Indigenous Territory and Migration” with Maya Kaqchikel presenter Silvia Raquec Cum, Migration Program Coordinator, Association Pop No'j April 16, 2020, 6:00pm CST  While state forces threaten their safety and dignity, Indigenous peoples and migrants resist with courage and resilience. Join us for this webinar to learn about resource extraction, migration, and the work of Indigenous people in Guatemala to build a world beyond colonial borders. Register here for English translation webinar.  Register here for Spanish language webinar.   This educational session will prepare…

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Webinar: El Salvador’s Water in the Time of COVID-19

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register here Date and time: Saturday, April 18, 2pm CST In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, how can you wash your hands with no access to clean water? You can't. After decades of right-wing attacks on essential public services, like health care and water, many people in El Salvador do not have the access they need to protect their health in this critical time, much less easily carry on daily cooking and cleaning tasks. Join CRLN ally CISPES (Committee in…

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May 2020

Virtual “Free Them All” Forum

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Teachers Union Hall, 1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
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CRLN and its predecessor organization, the Chicago Metropolitan Sanctuary Alliance, had its beginnings in the fight against U.S. funding for the adbuctions, disappearances and torture of non-combatant citizens in El Salvador and Guatemala. How can we remain silent when Chicago police have tortured our own citizens into confessing to crimes that they did not commit? While some have been released from prison, we must demand that all those who were tortured be released and pardoned. We urge you to show up online…

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July 2020

Concert honoring Cuban Medical Brigades and calling for an end to U.S. Sanctions

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 19 @ 10:00 pm

  A GLOBAL MUSICAL HOMAGE HONORING CUBAN MEDICAL BRIGADES AND CALLING FOR AN END TO U.S. SANCTIONS The event will stream online on SATURDAY JULY 18 AND SUNDAY JULY 19 AT 7 pm REGISTER HERE   Cultural organizers from the US and Canada have come together with the Instituto Cubano de la Musica (ICM) in Cuba to host a special tribute recognizing the distinct contributions to the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert will salute Cuba’s heroic and outsized contributions to…

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