JCUA Membership-wide Conversation About Abolition @ Zoom
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We invite you to join JCUA for a a membership-wide conversation and teach-in about abolition on Monday, September 14, from 6:00-7:30 pm on Zoom. THIS EVENT IS FOR JCUA MEMBERS. Become a JCUA Member today here:

Over the past several months, discussions about abolition have come to the forefront among movements for social justice. We know that abolition is a loaded and often misunderstood concept. It involves two simultaneous processes: dismantling systems that perpetuate oppression, and just as importantly, envisioning new systems that sustain a just and equitable society. Abolition is not simply taking away one harmful institution and keeping the rest of the world the same; it’s about building a society in which everyone is protected, served and cared for.

On September 14, a team of staff and members will host a conversation and teach-in about abolition for the entire JCUA membership. We want to hear from you — hear where you are coming from, what excites you, what makes you scared or angry, and if and how you think JCUA might adopt an abolitionist framework for our work in the coming months and years.

We highly encourage everyone involved in and committed to JCUA‘s work to attend this conversation.

A Zoom link will be sent to everyone who RSVPs. As always, please be in touch with any questions prior to September 14.

The People’s Academy Rally and Teach In @ USCIS
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for The People’s Academy to stand against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “Citizen’s Academy”! On September 15th, ICE was planning to hold a “Citizen’s Academy” to teach civilians the tactics they employ to criminalize our communities. While ICE attempts to rationalize the terror they bring into our communities, we know the truth of the harms that ICE and all white supremacist institutions bring into our neighborhoods!

After a groundswell of protest led by our coalition, ICE decided to “postpone” its Citizens Academy until next year. But we are still gathering for a rally and teach-in to denounce the white supremacist institutions of ICE, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and police as they attack our communities, and to call on our elected officials to divest money away from ICE, CBP, and police, and towards resources that will reverse the chronic disinvestment these communities have faced for decades.

JCUA Fair Tax Text Bank
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join JCUA in a text bank for Fair Tax. We will provide training on how to use the application ThruText and spend the evening gathering pledges to vote YES!

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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together! 

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