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Press Conference: Police Union Contract

Times: 
June 29, 2017 - 9:45am to 11:00am

City Hall, 121 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago

Join us for a press conference to demand that city officials support changes that will increase police accountability by reforming the Fraternal Order Police contracts that will expire this month.

We are gathering to call for these changes because the City of Chicago’s current contracts with police unions help maintain the code of silence in the Chicago Police Department. These contracts hinder police accountability by:

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Leveraging Local Power in Equitable Development and Community Benefits

Times: 
June 3, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Teamwork Englewood, 815 W. 63rd St, 2nd Floor

Join us for an engaging training, including:

  • Successful strategies for getting a seat at the table when new projects come into your neighborhood
  • Creating credibility and leverage with local government

No cost to attend. Registration required. Register now >

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Three Day Organizing Training

Times: 
October 26, 2017 - 8:30am to October 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Community Renewal Society, 111 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL

Presented by CRS' Organizing staff and focused on faith-based principles, this three-day training identifies key organizing principles, how values influence those principles, and how you can become an effective organizer and leader. 

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Get on Your Feet: Songs of Peace, Love, and Action

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Times: 
May 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to May 21, 2017 - 9:00pm

Blending classic motets, rousing spirituals, and contemporary favorites, The Community Renewal Chorus (CRC) weaves a musical narrative of the diversity that makes our nation great with Get on Your Feet: Songs of Peace, Love, and Action.

Concerts are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church(405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL) and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Church (1429 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL).

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North Side CPCA Teach-In

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Times: 
May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Willye B. White Park- 1610 Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626

Join members and partners of the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability for a Community Teach-In on the police union contracts! Come learn how these contracts, which are currently up for negotiation, directly impact you and your community, and what you can do to contribute to police accountability in Chicago. Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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On the Table: Let’s talk about Dismantling Racism!

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On the Table

Times: 
May 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Powerful things happen when people come together. Join Community Renewal Society on May 16, 2017 and Let’s talk about Dismantling Racism!  We are participating in the fourth annual On the Table forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire action, sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust.

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Community Conversation on Police Accountability - North Side

Times: 
March 6, 2017 - 6:30pm

March 6

Learn about police union contracts and give input on community recommendations about police accountability. This community meeting is both a report out AND a teach in! We will present the recommendations we heard at our Community Conversations and will share information about the police union contracts. 

Event will take place at Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, IL. RSVP now>

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