Please join your fellow activists here to continue the conversation here: http://chat.thetruthism.org:3000/ and learn to use the system under 4 minutes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTst5TOedu0

Our next event is next Saturday, please RSVP on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834154186796006/


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Roots Pizza
February 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Chicago Activists

Come eat pizza and drink beer to benefit the resettlement of a refugee family in Chicago! — We’re a group of friends devastated by the recent destruction in Syria and elsewhere around the world, and with concerns about the fate … Continue reading

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1939 W Cornelia Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-1021, United States
February 24, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

Join us this Friday and EVERY FRIDAY for our DxE Chicago Friday Potlucks, which will always be hosted at the DxE Chicago House from 7-9pm, unless we notify you otherwise. So drop in, bring a vegan dish/snack or suggested $5 … Continue reading

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1939 W Cornelia Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-1021, United States
February 25, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

Direct Action Everywhere is a grassroots network and platform which effectively turns compassionate people everywhere into confident activists. DxE has empowered many people to take a strong stance against the injustice that’s happening to nonhuman animals. This training is about … Continue reading

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Cloud Gate
February 25, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Chicago Activists

Throughout all of the protesting going on I think we needed a protest centered around the hatred and lies Trump has spread about Mexicans and immigrants. Remember: We did not cross the border. The border crossed us. This protest is … Continue reading

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719 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108, United States
February 25, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chicago Activists

Participants will reflect on their own identity and how their identities intersect with systems of power and oppression. Together, participants will develop practices to name, interrupt and transform oppression in communities, workplaces, schools, and day to day interactions. Facilitator: Xavier … Continue reading

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Chicago Freedom School
February 25, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Chicago Activists

This interactive training is for adults who work with youth. Adultism is a form of oppression that perpetuates age-based stereotypes and limits the potential for intergenerational power-building. Participants will explore strategies to dismantle adultism and strengthen skills to build strong … Continue reading

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
February 26, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

The Chicago Volunteer Expo is a one-stop shop for Chicagoans looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities. There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2017. Find the one that’s right for you at the Chicago Volunteer Expo! … Continue reading

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656 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-4505, United States
February 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

Are you interested in volunteering with Black & Pink Chicago? Black & Pink is growing and WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS to process mail. If you are interested, we are asking that volunteers commit to coming consistently because training takes resources! … Continue reading

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La Catrina Cafe
February 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Chicago Activists

Join us for this month’s Illinois Speaks where we’ll talk about how to preserve heritage in a changing community. To promote productive public discussions on the issues that matter to the community, Illinois Speaks Pilsen holds monthly small-group conversations that … Continue reading

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
February 28, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Chicago Activists

IF (WHEN) TRUMP ATTACKS LGBTQ PEOPLE, WE WILL RESIST! Several news sources have reported that President Trump will likely very soon issue an order repealing LGBT protections in federal employment, including firms that contract with the federal government. Other LGBT … Continue reading

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Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
March 1, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Chicago Activists

“Tracing a Black Feminist International” Despite the growing scholarship on black and subaltern internationalisms, there remains a stubborn gendering of internationalist politics. W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and C.L.R. James are always identified with this tradition, while Claudia Jones, Pauli … Continue reading

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Columbia College Chicago - Cinema Art + Science Students
March 1, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

Queeriosity is a literary and performance event that creates a safe space for LGBTQ artists to speak their truths to a supportive audience. This event will feature poets and performances from the broader YCA and LTAB community. *Rated R for … Continue reading

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Cortelyou Commons
March 2, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Chicago Activists

Free Them All: Defending the Lives of Criminalized Survivors of Violence Mariame Kaba In the past few years, the names of Marissa Alexander, Cece McDonald, Bresha Meadows and others have come to public attention as people whose lives were lived … Continue reading

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La Catrina Cafe
March 3, 2017 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Chicago Activists

LA CATRINA CAFE is excited to announce a new exhibition “BEAUTIFUL” to Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Opening – Meet the Artist Night FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd 2017. 6-11pm La Catrina Cafe 1011 W 18th Street, Chicago We are collaborating … Continue reading

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Northwestern University Library
March 3, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

Join us on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 11am to 4pm at the Northwestern University Main Library – Forum Room for this special roundtable event! ———————– KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dylan Rodríguez A leading critic of policing, fascism, and white supremacy in … Continue reading

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Harold Washington Library
March 4, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Chicago Activists

Kevin Coval is joined by friends to help launch his new book titled A People’s History of Chicago. Join us for a program of spoken word, music and more! Known variously as “‘the Windy City,”‘ “‘the City of Big Shoulders,”‘ … Continue reading

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Ashyana Banquets
March 4, 2017 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm Chicago Activists

Tickets are NOW on sale for our Spring Banquet on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. $75 Early Bird Tickets now through February 14th. Buy soon as tickets will sell out! A Benefit Dinner for MUHSEN you will not want to miss, … Continue reading

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Kluczynski Federal Building
March 7, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Chicago Activists

In solidarity with women around the world, #ResistTrumpTuesdays Chicago will lead a powerful direct action and partial strike on March 7th, the eve of the International #WomensStrike in the United States and concurrent with the strike in many countries around … Continue reading

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James R. Thompson Center
March 8, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

In 1909 our parent organization, the Socialist Party of America, started International Working Women’s Day in honor of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union strike. It became an internationally recognized holiday that is still celebrated today, and has also become … Continue reading

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Dragon Lady Lounge
March 10, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

The vegan buffet returns before a potentially very long hiatus. Buy your tickets online or at the bar, it they don’t sell out. The first buffet of the year sells quick. Korean based vegan buffet. The menu varies, but, we … Continue reading

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The Outtaspace
March 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Chicago Activists

We are in the planning stages but wanted to throw the save the date out there! Modeled after our successful SING: SONGS OF PROTEST AND REDEMPTION (https://www.facebook.com/events/333766213647873/) event back in December, join us for Sing! Women! SING! will be a … Continue reading

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West Suburban IL Democratic Socialists of America
March 12, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Chicago Activists

Our monthly member meeting. If you are not a DSA member yet but interested in learning more, you may attend your first meeting as a non-member. We will be meeting in the cafeteria in the SRC building. We advise that … Continue reading

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Access Living
March 15, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Chicago Activists

MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL ILLNESS & THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM AND HOW DO WE SOLVE IT? Come learn about the intersection between mental illness and the prison system from people with unsurpassed expertise, including Alan Mills, Executive … Continue reading

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Hilton Chicago Hotel
March 17, 2017 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Chicago Activists

What can you do to protect civil liberties in Illinois? Attend the “ACLU Lunch: Fighting for a More Perfect Union” on Friday, March 17, 2017! Join the ACLU family for our signature event of the year as we stand together … Continue reading

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Chicago Freedom School
March 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

Chicago has a long history of community organizing. If you are new to community organizing or want to sharpen your skills, join us to deepen your knowledge and ability to be an effective organizer and campaign supporter. In this session … Continue reading

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Galvin Auditorium
March 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Chicago Activists

SPONSORED BY GROWERS’ GUILD Water Protectors from across the country unite to speak about the growing movement. Event hosted by Ashley Williams, Jenya Polozova, and Vina Nguyen Opening Ceremony: Shki Bmaadzi (New Beginnings) drum and dance troupe will share Native … Continue reading

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Lisle Village Hall
March 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

Candidate Forum hosted by Lisle Chamber of Commerce

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1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2306, United States
March 25, 2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chicago Activists

Co-sponsored by The People’s Response Team and SURJ, this workshop will train folx in alternatives to calling the police when an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis. Training will include: 1. Ways to identify various mental health crises in … Continue reading

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Peet's Coffee
April 1, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Chicago Activists

Every year, the Chicago Baconfest serves as a venue to enthusiastically desecrate the bodies of thousands of innocent individuals. This year Direct Action Everywhere Chicago will counter by honoring the lives lost to the fetishization of “bacon”. Join us in … Continue reading

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Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago
April 1, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

Trump is the Symptom, Capitalism is the Disease, Socialism is the Cure! Speakers, Discussion, Workshops Topics: What is Socialism? – Stopping Trump’s Attacks – Black, Brown and Red Liberation – Marxist Feminism – LGBTQ Freedom – Saving the Planet – … Continue reading

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Chicago Teachers Union Center
April 8, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

These are difficult times for people who value an inclusive, progressive, and hopeful America. Yet there is hope bubbling up all around us as lifelong organizers and activists join with new converts to fight back against harmful policies emanating from … Continue reading

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Millennium Park
April 15, 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Chicago Activists

Why doesn’t the President pay taxes? Where are his tax returns? Inspired by the last few months of protest, particularly the Women’s March, we are going to relentlessly demand the President’s taxes. We want to know who he owes money … Continue reading

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Chicago
April 22, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Chicago Activists

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, we will march on downtown Chicago to take a stand for science. Exact time and location is TBD. Find more information at www.sciencemarchchicago.org. OUR MISSION -To show support for the scientific community. -To safeguard … Continue reading

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Chicago
April 29, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

– SAVE THE DATE – Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Chicago and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. We are in the planning phases of this march and many details will … Continue reading

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Union Park
May 1, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Chicago Activists

APARTA LA FECHA: Marcha Día Internacional de los Trabajadores Unamonos de Nuevo! Lunes, 1° de Mayo 11am – en el Parque Union; Marcha a las 12 Parque Union (esquina de la Ashland y Lake) Sin nostoros, este pais se paraliza … Continue reading

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Catalyst Ranch, 656 W Randolph St, Chicago,
May 20 - 21, 2017 Rebellious Magazine for Women

Save the date! Did you skip your high school prom? Did you go & hate it? Create some new prom memories at the most #Rebellious party in town! We’ll have all of the best parts of prom — music, dancing, … Continue reading