Water at Risk: A tribal leaders' perspective
Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Water at Risk: A tribal leaders' perspective

Come on out and join Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II and Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin Chairman Gary Besaw. Both tribal leaders will be visiting Chicago and the American Indian Center for a conversation with the Chicago community on tribal sovereignty and water rights.

*Please note, this is a two-part event in separate locations.

Morning event location: Lincoln Hall at Northwester University, Pritzker School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL.

Morning event time: 7:30 - 9:30 am

The American Indian Center (3401 W. Ainslie St. Chicago, IL) will host the evening event.

Evening event time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm

Event registration:  http://www.lgcchicago.org/wateratrisk

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NO to Fracking Petition & Comment Drop-Off in Springfield
Jul
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

NO to Fracking Petition & Comment Drop-Off in Springfield

  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Friday, July 28th, concerned citizens and environmental action groups from across the state will gather at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources building in Springfield to say "NO!" to fracking.

This will be the final day for public comment on the first high-volume fracking permit request in Illinois. Multiple groups that have organized petition, letter-writing, and public comment campaigns will be submitting documents to the IDNR on Friday afternoon, and we invite you to join our demonstration outside the offices as we do so.

Rides will be available from Chicago for anyone interested in going. Please contact volunteer@ilgp.org for details.

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Summer of Resistance Chicago: Non-violent Direct Action Training
Jul
1
9:30am 9:30am

Summer of Resistance Chicago: Non-violent Direct Action Training

  • 2643 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Greenpeace's Summer of Resistance is coming to Chicago! Join us for a full-day workshop on using non-violent direct action, creative communication, and peaceful protest to fight for social and environmental justice. 

These trainings are for anyone who wants to skill up, step up, and take action to stop the Trump agenda — no experience required.

Sign up for Saturday July 1 (9:30am - 5:30pm CDT) -
http://bit.ly/2sg0S7q

OR

Sign up for Sunday July 2 (9:30am - 5:30pm CDT) -
http://bit.ly/2ts8Klx

Space is limited, so RSVP at one of the links above to reserve your spot today! RSVPing on Facebook will NOT add you to the official event list. 

Questions? We've love to hear from you — contact us at resist.help.us@greenpeace.org.

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Not One Well! No Fracking in Illinois!
Jun
26
12:30pm12:30pm

Not One Well! No Fracking in Illinois!

Woolsey Energy wants to frack in Illinois — but we’re fighting back!

They've applied for the first high-volume horizontal fracking well and the comment period ends NEXT TUESDAY (June 27). You can post a comment HERE: https://tinyurl.com/NotOneWell-1 

Fracking is a danger to not only our planet, but our lives!! Allowing them to drill in our state (or any other) would set a precedent for other money hungry vultures who have no care for human life, only profit. 

Let's show them that we REFUSE to allow them to put profit over life!! We will NOT stand for even ONE well to be drilled on our lands!

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on this proposal until Tuesday, June 27th. Make sure they hear from you, and not just the industry! 

Write a letter expressing your concern and meet us at the Thompson Center to deliver it personally. 

Onward together!

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Water Medicine: community juntx, teach in, get down
Jun
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Medicine: community juntx, teach in, get down

★ ★ Water Medicine: community juntx + teach in + get down ★ ★

Saturday, June 17th, The Dojo
(Message for address, will release the day of)

We invite you to our community of Pilsen for a day of learning and culture. 

And to continue advocating for the Decolonization of People's Everywhere! 

We will provide information on current water struggles, local water issues, city divestment from the banks supporting DAPL and more.....

There is also a line up of super dope visual artists, filmmakers, poets and musicians into the evening. 

5PM - 12AM

☯ Popular Education : 

- 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Workshop:
Using Water As Medicine: Ayurvedic Healing Waters

Description:
The human body is made up of about 60% water. Water gives us life, and protects the body, is responsible for cleansing, circulation, digestion, increases stamina and provides satisfaction. Considering the many medicines water provides, most of us dont take enough of it.

In this workshop we will learn how to take water as medicine according to the principles of Ayurveda. We will discuss how the water element functions in the body physically and energetically, ways to balance the water element within us, and how to incorporate it for each body type in food and healing drinks. 

Come thirsty as we will sample healing waters and get a taste of the variety of medicinal beverages that can help us hydrate for clarity, strength, and resistance

- Film Screening
- community conversation on gentrification and the fight for clean water.

ΔΔΔ Visual Art:

Ivonne Natzaely Chavez
Rebel Betty Arte

PLUS Installation

▲▲ Poetry Showcase featuring:

Logan Lu
RJ Eldridge
Kim Chayeb
Janet Garcia

▲▲ Music by:

♬ Isaura Flores

♬ Los Guapachosos (live cumbia) 

♬ DJ Rebel Betty

.afrobeat . afrolatinx beats . cumbia . house nation.

|||||||| $7 sliding scale donation
|||||||| No one turned away for lack of funds

Food, beverages and other handmade itmes will be available for purchase.

** This is a SAFE SPACE for people of color and lgbtq People's. This event is framed around Decolonization.

for information on participating email:
chiresists@gmail.com

*** ALL FUNDS raised will support Water Protection - Divestment as well as

ChiResists
IIYC Chicago
Flint Water Protectors

*** Currently we will be funding trips to Water Protection camps across the country with supplies and funds.

DONATE ahead of time here:

paypal.me/SupportChiResists

#nodefeat

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Illinois Oil Pipelines
May
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Illinois Oil Pipelines

On May 24th, the League will cosponsor a forum on the oil pipeline that runs through Illinois. Dave and Sandy Davis will speak on the impact of the oil pipelines in Illinois and the spill in Kalamazoo, the largest inland spill in the country to date. You can read about the aftermath here and how Enbridge has handled it.

NOTARIES: Where you come in is to notarize petitions as part of the actions that need to be taken.
ACTION: It's simply registering with the Illinois Commerce Commission to be a participant. Participants will be asked to fill out the paperwork and have you notarize it. This first simple step will send a message to the ICC and the oil companies that the public is now awake and watching. The goalis to sign up 1000 people in the state.

Background:
Illinois is known as "the Superhighway of Oil". Many of these pipelines run just east of Belvidere, crossing under the Kishwaukee River many times because of its winding nature. The tarsands oil is very thick and will not flow unless it's mixed with a cocktail of dangerous chemicals like DETA, N-AEP, TETA, TEPA, PEHA, HEPA and HEPA-S140. These are dangerous chemicals, that are known carcinogenic, moving in large amounts through Illinois. These chemicals are mixed with the oil to get it to move inside the pipes. Then the chemicals are separated out and sent back up the pipelines to Canada for reuse in a separate pipeline. At present, in just this one pipeline near Belvidere, there is up to 1.2 MILLION barrels PER DAY. Consider there are 42 gallons per barrel and1.2 million barrels per day moving along this route. So two things, imagine the pressure inside these 45 inch lines and the size of the leak, when it does happen before it's discovered.

The Canadian company named Enbridge, owns many of these US and Illinois pipelines. It's a foreign owned company and doesn't benefit us at all. They pay almost no taxes to our state and we do not benefit from this oil. Most of this oil, because of changes in the exportation laws, is exported to other countries. 

The approval process in Illinois starts with a request to the Illinois Commerce Commission, the ICC. The request is for a Certificate in Good Standing and authority to seize private property using eminent domain. The private company must show that it made "reasonable attempts" to negotiate with landowners. It must also show that, among other things, it is financially able to complete the project, that there is a public need for the pipeline and that public convenience and necessity requires the pipeline.

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Water Medicine: community juntx, teach in, get down
May
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Water Medicine: community juntx, teach in, get down

★ ★ Water Medicine: community juntx + teach in + get down ★ ★

Saturday, May 13th The Dojo

5PM - 12AM

☯ Popular Education : 
- Herbal Workshop - Ayurvedic Elements (more info soon)
- Film Screening
- community conversation on gentrification and the fight for clean water.

ΔΔΔ Visual Art:

Ivonne Natzaely Chavez
Rebel Betty Arte

▲▲ Poetry Showcase featuring:

Logan Lu
RJ Eldridge

♬♬ Live Music and DJ's

.afrobeat . afrolatinx beats . cumbia . house nation.

|||||||| $7 sliding scale donation
|||||||| No one turned away for lack of funds

Food, beverages and other handmade itmes will be available for purchase.

for information on participating email:

chiresists@gmail.com

*** ALL FUNDS raised will support ChiResists a group of Xicagoans working to raise awareness about WATER IS LIFE, DIVEST CHICAGO, GENTRIFICATION as well as other issues faced in Chicago. ChiResists also supports local efforts such as IIYC-Chicago and local economies.

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Water is Life Pilsen Action #defunddapl
May
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Water is Life Pilsen Action #defunddapl

Join Water Protectors this Friday, May 12th in Pilsen 💧 💧 💧 💧

💧 Water is Life Rally

💧 2PM

💧 Bank of America

💧 18th Street and Paulina

💧 CLOSE YOUR BANK OF AMERICA ACCOUNT!!!!!

💧 REMOVE your money from this bank that is funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and causing financial issues due to predatory loans to Chicago Public Schools. 
(please message for more info if you are able to divest this day)

💧 Kid Friendly - Science Activity + Seed Bomb Making

💧 Learn more about the fight for clean water around the world and how YOU can help make a difference by controlling YOUR money through popular education.

💧 Bring your instruments and your banners.

#waterislife #nodapl #pilsen #barriotobarrio #gentrificationiscolonization

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People's Climate March - Chicago
Apr
29
12:00pm12:00pm

People's Climate March - Chicago

- SAVE THE DATE - 
Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Chicago and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

We are in the planning phases of this march. If you'd like to volunteer, join us at our Launch Party on April 1st, 2-4 PM at SEIU Healthcare, located at 2229 S. Halsted (Halsted Orange Line). 

Click here to say that you are with us: https://tinyurl.com/SignUpPCM-CHI

Click here if your organization would like to endorse the Chicago march, or participate: https://tinyurl.com/PCM-Chicago-Orgs

Click here to take a bus to the march in Washington DC: https://tinyurl.com/PCM-Chi-DC-Bus

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs that stands alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress.

On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

In 2014, we said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play.

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The New Fracking Extreme Extraction Dangers
Apr
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

The New Fracking Extreme Extraction Dangers

Using graphs, pictures, and text to describe high-volume horizontal fracking, this presentation covers a few related issues (like pipelines), gives some historical, legal, and political background for oil and gas extraction. The speaker hopes to provide ideas for thought, discussion, and action regarding the future of energy.


Speaker : Vito Mastrangelo is a licensed Illinois attorney living in Jefferson County. He retired from public service in 2011 after 25 years working for the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, first as a clerk to Justice Kasserman, then for the court as a Research Attorney, and for the last four years as the Director of Research. He also taught an evening business law class for many years at Rend Lake College. Since retiring from public service, he has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including Jefferson County Senior Services, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, and SAFE (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment), and he currently serves on SAFE's Steering Committee. He has also served as Secretary (2013-15) and Chairperson (2015-17) of the Illinois Green Party.

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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Divest Chicago #nodapl: Finance Committee Meeting
Apr
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Divest Chicago #nodapl: Finance Committee Meeting

ACTION NEEDED: Tomorrow in CHICAGO

9:45AM Meet @ City Hall

2ND FLOOR

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

LAST MINUTE NEWS!!!!!

Members of the City Council will be introducing a council order for the City of Chicago to DIVEST from the financial institutions that support the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

Please show up in solidarity with Water Protectors Across the World!

Mni Wiconi!

+++ 

ChiResists #nodapl meeting at Pilsen Alliance

6:30PM

1744 W. 18th Street

email: chiresists@gmail.com for more information

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Intersectionality Critique Exchange: Voices from Standing Rock
Apr
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Intersectionality Critique Exchange: Voices from Standing Rock

Join us for a series of special gatherings of scholars, activists, and leaders from the Lakota Nation’s Standing Rock protest against the “Dakota Access Pipeline” #NoDAPL 
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INTERSECTIONALITY CRITIQUE EXCHANGE
April 18th, 4:15-6:00PM
UIC Gallery 400 & Great Space
400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

The Intersectionality Critique Exchange (ICE) program creates safe, open, and engaging environments for discussing art across disciplines, identities, and histories. ICE offers a place for our community to come together in a more intimate critique setting. Critiques are open to artists at all levels however participants can join the conversations without presenting work. Works in progress are also encouraged to be presented for constructive dialogues.


ICE Special Guests
>>> Standing Rock Lakota Nation Leaders <<<
Dr.Kelly Morgan - Tribal Archeologist
Doug Crow Ghost - Water Resource Director
Starla Andrews - Education Department

>>> DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 16th <<<
Interested in showing work? Email documentation and brief artist's statement to maffai@artic.edu with subject heading: "Submission to Standing Rock ICE." 

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For more information about #StandingRock and the #NoDAPL protest please join us for:
TEACH-IN: PANEL DISCUSSION April 17th, 4:15-6:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/400738476971701/
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This public event is hosted by
The School of the Art Institute’s Office of Multicultural Affairs
in collaboration with
The University of Illinois Chicago, Gallery 400, and Trickster Art Gallery

Special thanks to Donald J. Pollack, amongst others who made these connections possible.
Graphics designed by Sandra Hsu.

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Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors
Apr
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors

  • Regis MPR at Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SPONSORED BY GROWERS' GUILD

Water Protectors from across the country unite to speak about the growing movement.

Event hosted by Ashley Williams and Jenya Polozova.

Opening Ceremony:
Shki Bmaadzi (New Beginnings) drum and dance troupe will share Native American cultural dancing and drumming. The performance is presented by Chi-Nations Youth Council. Chi-Nations Youth Council is a Native American youth council created in 2012 as a response to the Idle No More movement in Canada. They have the mission to create a safe space for Native youth with a focus on arts, activism and education. Chi-Nations teaches about the land and provides a narrative, not often heard. The youth have a unique perspective growing up Native in Chicago. They believe their existence and practicing their culture are forms of resistance.

Event Panelists: 
Lower Brule, SD
Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is an enrolled member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate, a Tribe of the Lakota nation. She is a tireless advocate for issues important to Indian Country. She is employed in the government sector, facilitating funding for projects to promote the development, prosperity, and the preservation of Native communities. Jordan is also the author of Native in DC.

Mandaree, ND
Lisa Finley Accomplishes Everything DeVille is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as Three Affiliated Tribes. Currently, Lisa serves on the Vision West ND Project Consortium and on the MHA Citizens for Change group. She is vice president to Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (POWER), a board member of the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) and of the Western Organization of Resource Council (WORC). She also serves on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in Washington, D.C. Lisa asserts, “The Bakken oil and gas development has brought much environmental and health impacts and has changed our way of life. We must protect our water, land, air that is life.”

Houston, TX
Bryan Parras has been an instrumental part of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS). Bryan has utilized a combination of old media and new media mediums to help educate and advocate for frontline communities fighting for environmental justice. Bryan has also served on the Board of Directors of The Gulf Coast Fund and the Environmental Support Center. Currently, Bryan helped to organize the Gulf Coast Peace and Dignity Run from Louisiana to Houston and continues to co-produce Nuestra Palabra's radio show on KPFT, 90.1.

Anna, IL
Born and raised in a small town in southernmost IL, Tabitha Tripp is an advocate for safe, clean water and opposed to extreme energy extraction that threatens water supplies globally. She is currently on the Board of Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE), she is the founder of the Shawnee Forest Sentinels and is a council member of the regional network known as Heartwood. More recently, she also set precedent in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline by filing as a pro se intervenor on the grounds of a taxpayer and mother of two children who will ultimately inherit the problems created by our fossil fuel addictions.

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March For Science Chicago
Apr
10
10:00am10:00am

March For Science Chicago

  • 101 East Congress Parkway Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, at 10 AM we will rally, we will march at 11 AM, and we will hold an Expo at noon to take a stand for science.

Enter March programming at the intersection of Congress Parkway and Congress Plaza Drive. We will hold a rally just south of Jackson Drive (entrance from north will be blocked), and march to the Museum campus where our Science in Chicago Expo will take place.

Find more information at www.sciencemarchchicago.org.

To register see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-for-science-chicago-tickets-33138692722?aff=fb

Consider giving a donation for admission: https://www.sigmaxi.org/mfs-chicago

OUR MISSION
-To show support for the scientific community.
-To safeguard the scientific process, and research funding. 
-To publicly celebrate science. 
-To encourage curiosity and exploration.

The March for Science Chicago is nonpartisan. We stand for evidence-based policies that are built on an ethical approach to science. We promote an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible science that aims to serve all communities. We seeks to utilize that foundation to inspire curiosity, to encourage exploration, and to provide a platform for those seeking to build a better science. This is the time for us to come together as one community, take a stand, and lead a new conversation.

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Film Screening & Discussion with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Apr
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening & Discussion with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Chicago North Shore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JOIN US for a special documentary film and dscussion event supporting Native American languages and culture.

FILM: Rising Voices/ Hótȟaŋiŋpi is the award-winning documentary about the Lakota people's efforts to save their language. It was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.

TALK: with Alayna Lee Eagle Shield of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a Lakota Language speaker, activist and instructor at Sitting Bull College who appears in the film. Plus linguists from The Language Conservancy, working in partnership with Native American communities across the US to help revitalize languages.

1 ticket: $20 advance / $25 at the door
5 tickets: $50 advance / $60 at the door

GET TIX ONLINE BELOW! 
Limited Capacity. Advance tix encouraged.

All proceeds to support The Language Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization working to help document and restore more than a dozen Native American languages.

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People's Party for the Planet: Launching People's Climate March
Apr
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

People's Party for the Planet: Launching People's Climate March

This is a call to all Chicagoland activists, organizers, artists, and passionate community members- join us at a PEOPLE'S PARTY for the PLANET on April 1st as we organize for the nation-wide mobilization. 

To change everything, we need everyone. That's why we're inviting you to learn more about The People's Climate March - Chicago.  

In the spring, passionate people all around the country will be taking to the streets in support of climate justice for our planet and our communities. You'll be invited to join our march planning table, and be able to sign up to volunteer on the day of the march.

While legislators on capitol hill propose bill after bill to weaken environmental protections we are already on the ground here in Chicago planning our resistence. 

As the People's Climate Movement said in 2014, to change everything we need everyone - See you at SEIU on April 1st!

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Before the Flood Screening Hosted by NIU Divest Team
Mar
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Before the Flood Screening Hosted by NIU Divest Team

Join the NIU Divest Team, in partnership with Green Paws Environmental Alliance and 350Kishwaukee, as we host a screening of the documentary Before the Flood, which follows Leonardo Dicaprio as he takes an in depth look at our current understanding of climate change and how humanity is responding to one of the greatest environmental issues of our time.

Stick around after the movie for a discussion about divestment and the role it plays in combating climate change, the science behind climate change, the effects it will have on our world, and learn what you can do to help.

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World Water Day of Action - Chicago
Mar
22
12:00pm12:00pm

World Water Day of Action - Chicago

☀ ☀ ☀ Chicago World Water Day of Action! ☀ ☀ ☀

△ △ △ Agenda △ △ △
12 p.m- Meet at the Stonehedge Spiral south of the Adler Planetarium
12:30 p.m- begin walk to Buckingham fountain
1:00 p.m- Arrive at Buckingham fountain and commence rally. 
2:00 p.m - Rally ends. 

△ △ △ 6:00PM - 9:00PM △ △ △
Water is Life/Agua Es Vida in Pilsen
Community Conversation

La Catrina Cafe
1011 W. 18th Street

:::: A call for prayer and movement in Chicago

:::: Greetings brothers and sisters, allies, and friends, 

To honor our precious mother water, please join water protectors, the International Indigenous Youth Council, and the Pilsen Alliance for a day of prayer to Lake Michigan in recognition of World Water Day and Spring equinox. 

We will gather at 12:00 p.m at the Stonehedge spiral south of the Adler planetarium located at 1300 s. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois to make prayers and offerings to our precious mother Lake Michigan. 

This will be followed by a peaceful prayer walk to Buckingham Fountain, where there will be a rally for the voices of Water Protectors to spread awareness of the growing movement to respect and protect our water. 

Please join us this Wednesday, March 22 at 12 p.m starting at the Stonehedge Spiral south of the Adler Planetarium and then ending at the Buckingham Fountain

Everywhere our water is being threatened and abused, the time is now to take action to respect and protect our water for the future generations to come. Water is Life! 

For support and solidarity if you can not attend here are some other options:

- First and foremost acknowledge the water!! 
- Close your bank account if your bank has investments in DAPL. 
- Call your alderman for Chicago to Divest in these banks. 

For more information on future events:

EMAIL: ChiResists@gmail.com

Made possible by the efforts of:

Water Protectors from across the country.
Healing The Waters Within
ChiResists
International Indigenous Youth Council - Chicago Chapter
Pilsen Alliance

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Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors
Mar
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors

SPONSORED BY GROWERS' GUILD

Water Protectors from across the country unite to speak about the growing movement.

Event hosted by Ashley Williams, Jenya Polozova, and Vina Nguyen

Opening Ceremony:
Shki Bmaadzi (New Beginnings) drum and dance troupe will share Native American cultural dancing and drumming. The performance is presented by Chi-Nations Youth Council. Chi-Nations Youth Council is a Native American youth council created in 2012 as a response to the Idle No More movement in Canada. They have the mission to create a safe space for Native youth with a focus on arts, activism and education. Chi-Nations teaches about the land and provides a narrative, not often heard. The youth have a unique perspective growing up Native in Chicago. They believe their existence and practicing their culture are forms of resistance.

Event Panelists: 
Mandaree, ND
Lisa Finley "Accomplishes Everything" DeVille is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as Three Affiliated Tribes. Currently, Lisa serves on the Vision West ND Project Consortium and on the MHA Citizens for Change group. She is vice president to Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (POWER), a board member of the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) and of the Western Organization of Resource Council (WORC). She also serves on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in Washington, D.C. Lisa asserts, “The Bakken oil and gas development has brought much environmental and health impacts and has changed our way of life. We must protect our water, land, air that is life.”

Lower Brule, SD
Jordan Marie "Brings Three White Horses" Daniel is an enrolled member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate, a Tribe of the Lakota nation. She is a tireless advocate for issues important to Indian Country. She is employed in the government sector, facilitating funding for projects to promote the development, prosperity, and the preservation of Native communities. Jordan is also the author of Native in DC.

Houston, TX
Bryan Parras has been an instrumental part of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS). Bryan has utilized a combination of old media and new media mediums to help educate and advocate for frontline communities fighting for environmental justice. Bryan has also served on the Board of Directors of The Gulf Coast Fund and the Environmental Support Center. Currently, Bryan helped to organize the Gulf Coast Peace and Dignity Run from Louisiana to Houston and continues to co-produce Nuestra Palabra's radio show on KPFT, 90.1.

Anna, IL
Born and raised in a small town in southernmost IL, Tabitha Tripp is an advocate for safe, clean water and opposed to extreme energy extraction that threatens water supplies globally. She is currently on the Board of Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE), she is the founder of the Shawnee Forest Sentinels and is a council member of the regional network known as Heartwood. More recently, she also set precedent in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline by filing as a pro se intervenor on the grounds of a taxpayer and mother of two children who will ultimately inherit the problems created by our fossil fuel addictions.

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Rally to Protect our EPA and Environmental Protections!
Mar
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Rally to Protect our EPA and Environmental Protections!

  • 111 Barclay Blvd Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (map)
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Rally to Protect our EPA and Environmental Protections!

RSVP HERE: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-to-protect-our-epa-and-environmental-protections?referrer=nicholas-jansen-3&source=direct_link

Trump is proposing massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget - 31% to be exact - that would cut key programs such as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative which works to keep our Great Lakes healthy. We need our congressmen and women to stand firm to protect funding for the EPA during the upcoming budget fight and beyond.

Join us at this event to demand that Rep. Brad Schneider:

-- Protect our families and environment by opposing EPA budget cuts
-- Defend healthcare for all
-- Support the WATER Act to defend access to clean, affordable, public water.

We will have guest speakers such as Kelly Nichols from Mom's Clean Air Action and Cathy O'Brien from Lake County Green Congregations and more as they address how important our clean air and water is here in District 10 and how we support Rep. Schneider in pledging to protect the agency and regulations that ensure we continue to have safe air and water.

Bring you family, bring your friends and bring you signs! We need to show congress that we won't stay quiet as science is denied and the best way to do that is to show up and have your voice heard.

See you there!

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Canvassing in Boone County
Mar
18
11:00am11:00am

Canvassing in Boone County

Our second day of canvassing!
Meet up in Belvidere to canvas the nighborhoods closest to Line 61. We want to let community members know that another pipeline may be coming their way and that they can have a voice in the pipeline approval process.
Script, assignment and good company provided!
Contact us at saveourillinoisland@gmail.com.

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Stand With Standing Rock: The Battle Isn't Over
Mar
16
8:00am 8:00am

Stand With Standing Rock: The Battle Isn't Over

Join us as we support our Native brothers and sisters by coming together to raise awareness and funds. The battle for Standing Rock is far from over. Water is life! Help our water protectors on their peaceful protest.  

Power Style Radio, Chi Rock Nation, Chicago Tribe, Ninja Church, Renegades of Funk, Mujeres Mutantes, and more are combining forces to help make this night happen!

Hosted by AMS (Boogie Knights, Ninja Church)

DJs Moz Definite and Illanoiz (Power Style Radio, Chi Rock Nation, Intel Music Group)

Performances by:
Dnick and the Microphone Misfits
Urbanized Music (Chi Rock Nation)
Ang13 (Army of 2, Chi Rock Nation, Power Style Radio)
Kuumba Lynx
Edge (Alkemy)

Speaker of the night: David (American Indian Center)

Cypher Award will be given out! Open styles! Finalists will be chosen by secret judges for a final cypher! (Plaques given)

Raffles and silent auctions by amazing artists!  

$35 wristbands will be sold for all you can drink including top shelf. 15% will be given towards the cause! Wristbands are valid til midnight!

$10 donation at the door! Our event is 8pm-12am but Blue Light stays open late! 21 and over only! All proceeds will go to Standing Rock!

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Water is Life Fundraiser at Environmental Film Festival
Mar
11
11:00am11:00am

Water is Life Fundraiser at Environmental Film Festival

We will be speaking and fundraising at this years Environmental Film Festival. There is a great line up of films this year. Please join us, it is free and open to the public!

The 12th annual Environmental Film Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Olin Center at Augustana College, 733 35th St. Rock Island, Ill. Admission is free and doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Movies roll at 11 a.m. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. There will be inspirational 5-minute short films before the feature films.
Olin Center is in the campus Quad. Parking is available along 38th Street and 7th Avenue and in visitor lots on campus.
The event is sponsored by the Eagle View Group of the Sierra Club, Augustana College and Radish Magazine.

Our welcome this year will include an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Sage Sisters of Solidarity followed by the short film Mni Wiconi - The Stand at Standing Rock. Our first feature film Love Thy Nature follows. "Love Thy Nature is an award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, which shows how deeply we've lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises." (LoveThyNature.com)
"Breathtaking... Enthralling! One of the most potent documentaries since An Inconvenient Truth. It will replenish your hope in mankind and Nature."
- Avi Offer, Rotten Tomatoes

"The Future of Energy is a revolutionary film that captures the movement across the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy and to bring positive solutions to the ecological crisis. Featuring some of America's top energy specialists and ecological visionaries,this film presents a clear path towards a new energy paradigm, and how each of us can participate in creating this exciting future." (thefutureofenergy.org)
"It's a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are reimagining their relationship with the planet and with each other." 
- John Christensen, MeaningfulMovies

"Disobedience is the story of the struggle to save the world. The film tells the David vs Goliath tales of front line leaders around the world risking life and limb in the fight for a liveable climate.Interwoven with this riveting verité footage are the most renowned voices in the global conversation around social movements and climate justice for a series that is personal, passionate and powerful. The stakes could not be higher, nor the missions more critical."
"A fast-paced film on the courageous history of civil disobedience for the climate across the globe, and the future of the movement to defend our planet from fossil fuels and climate change." (watchdisobedience.com)

Fly on the Wall: the history and future of environmental activism
by a witness to its birth
Ken Brower is the oldest son of David Brower, known as the father of the modern environmental movement and the first executive director of the Sierra Club. Ken's earliest memories are of the Sierra Nevada and the wild country of the American West. A writer specializing in natural history and environmental issues, Ken is the author of many books and has written for The Atlantic, Audubon, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many other magazines. At the Sierra Club, for his father, he wrote or edited 14 volumes in the "Exhibit Format Series." His work has taken him to all the continents. He lives in Berkeley, California. As part of Ken's presentation, the short film "62 years" chronicling his father's fight and victory against a pair of proposed dams on the Green River of Colorado which would have inundated the heart of Dinosaur National Monument will be shown. After the film, Ken will speak about the dramatic and crucial story of what happened after the events of "62 Years" concluded. Followed by Q and A.

For more information please follow the link below.
http://augustana.net/academics/majors--areas-of-study/geology/environmental-film-fest

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ChiResists: Water Is Life - La Lucha Sigue
Mar
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

ChiResists: Water Is Life - La Lucha Sigue

We must not let the eviction of Oceti Sakowin Camp weigh our hearts down. This is the BEGINNING! 

The fight for clean water and decolonization continues!!!! The 7th generation rises!!!!

Learn how the movement for DECOLONIZATION affects us all, how to defund fossil fuel corporations and get involved in the work. We invite you all to a: 

Teach In and Fundraiser in support of:

International Indigenous Youth Council - Chicago Chapter
&
The Movement to Protect the Water

Featuring a FILM SCREENING @6:30PM.  

REPORT BACK AND DISCUSSION Begin @ 7PM

The 7th Generation Speaks: A first hand report back from Standing Rock. 

Fighting Where We Stand: How Chicago is bringing the fight for clean water, to end resource extraction and displacement to our own communities. 

D.O.P.E.: Decolonization of People's Everywhere - Divestment, Boycott, Re-Indigenizing. Moving the people and their money towards sustainable sovereignty. 

Special guests: 

Black Lives Matter: Chicago

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This ChiResists event is made possible through the efforts of:

IIYC Chicago
Pilsen Alliance
IL Water Protectors
NMMA

Food graciously donated by: La Haciendita Taqueria

More details T.B.A.

++++ FREE Print with $15 sliding scale donation
(while upplies last)
NO ONE turned away for lack of funds.
ALL AGES

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Standing Rock Native Nations March Fundraiser
Mar
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Standing Rock Native Nations March Fundraiser

Come gather with community to raise funds for the Lakota Peoples Law Project - an indigenous run legal aid project that has been defending the Lakota People since 2006 and now represent Water Protectors and continuing the fight against DAPL. This event will be the end of the Standing Rock Native Nations March and will feature local band, The Blue Suedes String Quartet, an activism table and interactive art piece. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Lakota Law Project reports, "The camps may be shut down, but the fight against DAPL is far from over. Protests continue nationwide urging major banks to divest from DAPL, and a Native Nations March is planned for March 10th in Washington DC and nationwide. Chase Iron Eyes with LPLP plans to rally support for the new lawsuits filed by the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes."

We will continue to provide support to the Water Protectors as they move the resistance from the frontline into the courts.
www.lakotalaw.org

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