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FILM- RETHINK Afghanistan

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:00pm

Join us for a free showing of the award-winning documentary “RETHINK Afghanistan” by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald at 2 pm Sunday, September 26 ,2010, at the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street.  

A Benefit Reception in support of Kathy Kelly, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE

Friday, September 3, 2010 - 7:00pm

Kathy will speak about her recent experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan

where she interviewed victims of our drone attacks.

This will be an opportunity to learn about how drones

cause increasing retaliation toward our soldiers, making all Americans less secure.

A Benefit for Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 5:30pm

Come out to engage in and support the cause of individuals living under mass incarceration. Enjoy a night of dramatic readings of actual prisoners letters exposing the depth of their experiences, reconciliation with their past present and future, and transformative views about the world we live in.

Music and food will be provided at this event.

We ask a $7 donation but encourage any level of support as all proceeds will go towards the fulfilling of literature requests and Revolution Newspaper subscriptions to prisoner's across the country.

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on: Chinese Workers’ Strikes Disrupt Production, Inspire U.S. Labor

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 6:30pm

At a time when Chinese workers are challenging their government in unprecedented ways, gaining wages and demanding unions independent of the government; when ethnic tensions are rising in Tibet and in Xinjiang among Uighurs; and when, more than ever, China's economy is challenging those in the West including the U.S.'s--come hear a speaker who has been writing of the situation in China from a revolutionary perspective for over 30 years.

AFSC's Middle East Program Fundraiser!

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come view a photography exhibit by Skip Schiel who is a frequent visitor to Gaza and who focuses in on the occupation through his camera's lense.  Alongside of the exhibit, Skip will give a photographic presentation on the theme of "Hope and Hopelessness: How Do the Residents of Gaza Survive Psychologically?"   We will also be honoring two local activists during this luncheon.

Summer ICJPE In-Person Meeting

Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 11:00am

Business Meeting at 11:00 am.  Potluck lunch will follow the business meeting.

Meeting is open to all members of ICJPE member groups.

Don’t miss this chance to get together, have a good time, brainstorm, and plan on ways to be more effective in building the peace, justice and environment movement in Illinois.

In Concert: Patricia Morrison and Mary Shapiro

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free will donation
All procedes will benefit 
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
and Francis House

No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Out the Darkness Chicago Community Walk

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 8:00am


In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, claiming more than 33,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. With your participation, you will not just be walking, and your donors will not just be writing a check - you will be helping to save lives.

FULL SIGNAL-film screening

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:00pm

Full Signal  (61 min.)   a documentary film directed by Talal Jabari  (2009-10)
Cellular technology--cellphones, cell towers, wi-fi, etc.---has been proliferating across the globe and spreading like wildfire. More than half the world’s population owns a cell phone, wi-fi is cropping up everywhere, and nearly everyone lives within the range of a cell tower. Yet, nobody truly knows to what extent this technology is having an impact on the human population.

Chicago’s Peace Day Celebration

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 12:00pm

For thirty years and counting, Chicago has officially celebrated Peace Day.   First proclaimed by Chicago’s Mayor on September 7, 1978, Peace Day began with an idea:  to set aside one day each year for people of all backgrounds, faiths, cultures and ages to focus on peace for the entire planet.

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