Weekly Events Update — March 12, 2013

Posted on March 12, 2013

Upcoming events this week in Chicago:

Register for Crossroads Fund’s Seeds of Change Annual Benefit
WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2013
WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, GAR Hall, 77 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
DESCRIPTION:  For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.crossroadsfund.org/seedsofchange2013.


What is going on with immigration reform? @ Immigrant Youth Justice League
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 13 @ 5:30p
WHERE: Jane Addams-Hull House, 800 S. Halsted, Chicago
DESCRIPTION: A conversation and information session with organizers from the Immigrant Youth Justice League about what is happening with immigration reform.


Urban Youth, Violence & Trauma: A Health & Social Justice Response @ UIC
WHEN: Thursday, March 14 @ 4:00p
WHERE: UIC College Of Medicine Research Building, Moss Auditorium, Room 1020, 909 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL
DESCRIPTION: In a moment when urban violence has caught national headlines, Dr. Rich and Dr. Corbin will engage the relationship between violence and trauma as a public health issue for urban communities. Their transformative work using public health as an avenue to promote nonviolence and social justice is well recognized, and we invite you to be a part of this important discussion.


Protest Over a Decade of U.S. Wars and Occupations for Empire @ Chicago World Can’t Wait
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19 @ 4:00
WHERE: Jackson & Lasalle
DESCRIPTION: March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the immoral and illegitimate U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. That invasion and occupation was waged based on lies and it’s just one part of the endless global “War on Terror,” which is really a war OF terror being waged in our name for U.S. empire. On Tuesday March 19 we will join with people of conscience to remember the people of Iraq and all those killed in this war of terror. From Iraq to Afghanistan to Pakistan to Somalia to Yemen to Libya– we say no more U.S. wars and occupations for empire! Join Chicago World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace and others on this day! We will meet at Jackson and LaSalle at 4 p.m. and do a sidewalk march through the Loop to Federal Plaza for a rally at 5:30 pm. Join us, invite friends, post widely!