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March 2020

Reimagining Diversity and Inclusion via Epistemologies of the South

March 12, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 5, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - July 19, 2020 @ 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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October 2020

12th Annual El Pueblo Canta

October 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellington Ave Church, 615 West Wellington Ave, Chicago, Wellington Ave Church, 615 West Wellington Ave
Chicago, United States
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$12 - $25

Advance tickets and sponsorship at waucc.org/2020ElPuebloCanta   FEATURING: El Wadi Ensemble   PLUS: special performances by VOICES, the Wellington Choir, and the "Dare to Dream" Centro Romero Youth Choir.   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020   TIME: Doors open at 5:30pm--Traditional Latino and Middle Eastern food for purchase            Concert: 7:00 - 8:30pm   LOCATION: Wellington Ave. UCC, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL. Located on the corner of Broadway and Wellington, a few blocks south of Belmont Ave. Close …

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2020 Pedal for Peace: Bike in Your Barrio

October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In these times, we have dreamed up a new way to participate in this annual event! This will be a decentralized Pedal for Peace, and we also have opened it up to people who run or walk. It is more flexible–choose your date within the next month to participate! Finally, we will all gather online to celebrate the results of our collective action. Click here to participate (join) or donate.   September 12– October 11, you get to choose the day to…

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November 2020

“Building Bridges, Connecting Communities/Construyendo Puentes, Conectando Comunidades”

November 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Building Bridges Connecting Communities Annual Event

English | Spanish   Thank-you to everyone who joined us for Building Bridges, Connecting Communities! Watch Building Bridges, Connecting Communities Don't forget to click here for the Program Book  to use as a guide for the event. Read articles and reflections and see a list of our wonderful sponsors and the activists they honored. You can click here for the lyrics to the Rebel Diaz performance!   In difficult moments we are tempted to give in to despair. This year, we…

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