Upcoming Events: Week of April 22, 2013

Posted on April 21, 2013

Earth Day: Stop The War on Water Rally
April 22, 3:00p
WHERE: Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Chicago Riverwalk (Wacker & Wabash)
Join World Can’t Wait and IdleNoMore to stand together on Earth Day.

Chicago Action Demanding Release of Guantanamo Detainees
WHEN: April 26, 4:30p
WHERE: State St. & Jackson
DESCRIPTION: The hunger strike by innocent men held without charges, trial or hope at Guantanamo has now reached Day 74. As long as it continues, World Can’t Wait, Witness Against Torture, White Rose and friends will be at State St. & Jackson, Chicago, EVERY Friday at 4:30 pm demanding they be released and this US torture prison shut down NOW! Join us there next Friday, April 26, 4:30 pm!

May Day: Solidarity Speak Out
WHEN: May 1, 12:45p
WHERE: Union Park, Randolph and Ashland
DESCRIPTION: This May Day, Occupy Chicago asks supporters: Who does the American government work for? Occupy Chicago calls on our brothers and sisters throughout the city to join us on May 1st to stand up against the assaults on the 99%. At 12:45pm on May 1st we will gather at Union Park, Randolph and Ashland. At 1:00pm sharp we will engage in a lively speak-out on the issues affecting us all: austerity, debt, joblessness, foreclosures, endless war, gun violence, climate change, the war on drugs, school closings, the two-tiered justice system, deportations, etc. All are free to speak their minds! Then at 2:00pm, we will join in solidarity with the International Workers Day March for Immigration Reform. The march ends at Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Jackson.

Beneath the Blindfold Screening
WHEN:  Thursday, May 9, 7:30p
Wellington Avenue United Church for Christ
DESCRIPTION: Co-presented by Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, Percolator Films, and Human Rights Watch Chicago. Where are the voices of torture survivors? In a time when fictionalized accounts in Hollywood films like Zero Dark Thirty dominate the public’s understanding of torture, Beneath the Blindfold reveals the reality of life after torture. Four survivors from around the globe face the psychological and physical fallout from their experience, while going through the daunting steps of building new lives, careers, and relationships. Beneath the Blindfold takes an unflinching look at the consequences of torture through the eyes of survivors while celebrating their ability to regain agency and hope. Produced by Chicago filmmakers Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer, the documentary recently screened on Capitol Hill for members of Congress and their staff.

Tribute: A Brunch with Stan Willis
WHEN: June 22, 11:30a – 2:30p
WHERE: Small Business Center, Amberg Hall, 1140 N. Lamon Ave., Chicago
DESCRIPTION: Save the date!  Join CCDBR in honoring Stan Willis on June 22 from 11:30 – 2:30. Brunch, followed by program. For information/reservations, call: Brenetta Howell Barrett (312.733.9692) or Bob Clarke (773.281.5164), or email Bob Clarke, Shango1@aol.com.