Community Renewal Society

Reclaim Campaign Coalition Meeting

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February 9, 2015 - 9:00am

The goal of the Reclaim Campaign is to reduce violence by moving limited financial resources away from overly punitive criminal justice systems into community-based restorative justice, mental health, and substance abuse alternatives that rehabilitate lives and make our communities safer

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Black/Brown Unity: Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum

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Hosted by Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

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February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

WHAT/WHY: Chicago’s leading social service, religious and community-based organizations are co sponsoring a Mayoral Forum to ask candidates about their vision for the City of Chicago related to issues facing Black and Latino communities.  Over 400 residents of color are expected to attend the only Mayoral Candidate forum that is not a debate but a discussion that encourages candidates to hone their answers as to how they will serve the citizens of Chicag

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Laura Dean Friedrich at Northfield Community Church

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Discusion Topic; Faith in Action: Building Power, Creating Change.

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February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join the congregation of Northfield Community Church in welcoming CRS's Director of Policy Laura Dean Friedrich for a topic discussion on buidling power in our communities and making change.  Surely this will be a powerful and informative event.  Please plan on attending!!

 

Northfield Community Church

400 Wagner Road

Northfield, IL 60093

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Souls to the Polls!!!

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WHAT IS IT?
Churches across the city are coming together to get “Souls to the Polls” and vote early in the municipal elections. Our churches are non-partisan, and we do not endorse candidates, but we want to make sure that—no matter who you’re voting for—you get out and vote on the issues that matter to your community!

 
Times: 
February 15, 2015 - 9:00am

BLACK LIVES MATTER, ALL NEIGHBORHOODS MATTER, ALL VOTES COUNT

Make your voice heard in the Chicago election:

  • STOP Police Brutality and Misconduct
  • Invest in community-based VIOLENCE PREVENTION programs
  • Create GOOD JOBS and AFFORDABLE HOUSING for ALL neighborhoods
  • Stand up for a DEMOCRATIC and ELECTED School Board

 

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From the Front Lines in Ferguson with Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

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Rev. Osagyefo Sekou is an organizer training protesters in Ferguson, MO.  This is a free event sponsored by the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education. (SCUPE)  Reception is at 5:45, and Rev. Sekou's presentation will being at 6:30.

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January 14, 2015 - 5:45pm

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church

3330 S King Drive, Chicago

Free parking at the Church.

 

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Linda Lenz on "Chicago Tonight"

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January 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

 

 

Catalyst Chicago Publisher & Founder Linda Lenz will take part in a discussion on whether Chicago should move from an appointed school board to an elected one.  

"Chicago Tonight" is a weekly public affairs series airing on WTTW Channel 11, with features on Chicago life and various discussion topics. Tune in at 7:00PM!

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