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JCUA New Member Orientation
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for a virtual JCUA New Member Orientation on Thursday, March 26th from 6:00-7:00pmThe event is designed for people who are looking to find out where they fit into JCUA’s organizing work – whether they are newly joined members, people looking to get involved, or longtime members who want a reintroduction to our work. RSVP here.
Zoom link will be sent out to all who register. If you have questions, please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org.
Jun
28
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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!

To RSVP and access the zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Jun
30
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JCUA Congregation Partner Network Gathering @ Zoom
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will be grounding in a conversation about what this societal moment means for you and your congregations, talking about next steps for our racial justice and police accountability work, and getting ready for a Fair Tax high holiday action we hope every congregation will participate in.

As always, we hope at least 2-3 members of each congregation partner will be able to attend. This meeting is open to any members of JCUA’s Congregation Partners who wish to join. Feel free to invite other members of your congregation to attend as well.

Tuesday, June 30
6:00-7:30 pm
Zoom (link will be sent to those who RSVP prior to the evening’s gathering)

Jul
1
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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:00 pm on Zoom for our ~monthly Immigration Committee meeting. We will have an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.

Jul
6
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Police Accountability Committee Lunch ‘N Learn
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

New or interested in joining JCUA’s Police Accountability Committee, but feel like there’s a lot you don’t know? Let’s get together!

A few of our committee volunteer leaders are hosting two lunch (or snack) ‘n learns next week to provide background on the work that has led us to what we’re fighting for in this moment, and build community with other folks ready to take action to win civilian oversight over the police in Chicago. On this call we will talk about the work of the JCUA Police Accountability Committee more generally and also spend some time going in-depth on the work of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability.

Join us on Monday, July 6th at noon.

RSVP here. 

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North Suburban Organizing Team Meeting @ Zoom
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We will be meeting next on Monday, July 6th. Please fill out this RSVP form to let us know if you can make it!

When: Monday, July 6th, 5:00-6:00 pm
Where: Zoom

The goals of the meeting will be to:
– Check-in with fellow members of your Jewish, north suburban, organizing community
– Get updates on JCUA and NSOT’s Fair Tax campaign work: discuss the Fair Tax as a racial justice issue, lay out what the next five months of the campaign will look like, and learn how to plug in as an individual or with your congregation
– Brainstorm how we can be showing up for immigrant communities in the Northern Suburbs as NSOT in the coming months

Email Anna Rubin (anna@jcua.org) with any questions

https://forms.gle/Q7gidhSbMFvt89YR8

Jul
7
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jul 7 @ 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!

To RSVP and access the zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Jul 7 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

This is our JCUA Police Accountability Committee meeting. Email avra@jcua.org to get the zoom link information/to get involved. Please note: committee meetings are for members. Become a member here: https://jcua.org/get-involved/membership/

Jul
9
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Police Accountability Committee Snack ‘N Learn
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

New or interested in joining JCUA’s Police Accountability Committee, but feel like there’s a lot you don’t know? Let’s get together!

A few of our committee volunteer leaders are hosting two lunch (or snack) ‘n learns next week to provide background on the work that has led us to what we’re fighting for in this moment, and build community with other folks ready to take action to win civilian oversight over the police in Chicago. On this call we will talk about the work of the JCUA Police Accountability Committee more generally and also spend some time going in-depth on the work of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability.

Join us on Thursday, July 9th at 6 pm.

RSVP here. 

Jul
12
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Member Racial Justice Training- Full Day
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

This is our full day Member Racial Justice Training. Please note: this training is only for members who attended Part 1 of our training in April. If you are interested in getting involved with our training program, reach out to avra@jcua.org.

Jul
15
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jul 15 @ 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!

To RSVP and access the zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Jul
19
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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!

To RSVP and access the zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Jul
20
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Acts of Change 2020
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Acts of Change 2020 presented online on Monday, July 20 from 8:00-9:00 pm! Acts of Change is our flagship event in which our entire community comes together to reaffirm JCUA’s mission to transform the City of Chicago into a place that embodies the Jewish values of equity and justice.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve re-imagined the Acts of Change in-person dinner as an immersive online experience. We’re excited to bring you an engaging program that includes special guests, music and more.

Register now for Acts of Change 2020.

Jul
21
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Defund CPD Right to Recovery Town Hall
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Since March JCUA has participated in Right to Recovery; a coalition of grassroots organizations, progressive elected officials, and communities in Chicago to demand our Mayor and our Governor make the humane choice to put our people over profit in response to the historic Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

In that time our Right to Recovery has contributed to multiple state and city-wide actions to get policy passed around our right to relief for housing, education, wellness, and racial equity. After the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department, Right to Recovery moved to adopt the Black Abolitionist Network’s list of demands. Join the Right to Recovery coalition on July 21st, at 6pm for an in-depth political and strategic discussion around how we can all be included in the fight to defund the police in Chicago.

This is an opportunity to better understand this current moment and learn more about the anti-racist, abolitionist struggle that millions of people have engaged in.

Pre-Registration Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrduqprTIoGNcqOzpLmBi1liRkHBLDu51u

Please RSVP here in addition to registering.

Jul
22
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JCUA Fair Tax Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm on Zoom for our Fair Tax Committee Meeting. We will have an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.

RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

If you have questions please contact Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org.

Jul
23
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Right To Recovery Committee Meeting
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the JCUA  Right to Recovery Meeting on Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00-7:30 pm. The goal of this meeting is to bring folks up to speed on Right to Recovery and discuss ways to continue to engage in moving the work forward. RSVP here. 

Jul
25
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Vote Yes for Fair Tax Rally
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join JCUA’s Fair Tax Coalition Partners for a Zoom Rally on Saturday, July 25th at 10:00am. Come hear from special guest speakers and start the countdown to Election Day! RSVP here.

Jul
27
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jul 27 @ 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!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Jul
30
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Desolation in Our Time: a Tisha B’Av Program for 5780 @ Zoom
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Chicago Jewish Justice Circle is hosting an online program to commemorate Tisha b’Av 5780, on Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 pm.
Tisha B’Av is often considered the most somber day on the Jewish calendar. The program will connects the themes in the Book of Eicha (Lamentations) to issues related to the modern-day plague of COVID-19 — exploring how the pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted injustices in health care, labor, police violence, state violence, education and more.
Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/2BzhuA4
https://www.facebook.com/events/281314143144116
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JCUA Fair Tax Presentation with Congregation Hakafa @ Zoom
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Presentation and Discussion about Illinois’ Fair Tax Proposal
Sunday, August 2, 10:00 AM
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84821405096?pwd=cm42Mk5NZjYra3cvci9Vc0J6NmhDUT09
OR to call in: 312-626-6799 (When prompted for a Meeting ID if you call in, type in: 848 2140 5096#)
Illinois suffers from one of the most unfair taxing systems in the nation. It fails to tax people relative to their income and the impact is clear: a structural deficit, inadequate levels of core services to Illinois communities, and a bruised state economy. These problems have only grown clearer and become exacerbated in recent months with the onset of COVID-19 and the ongoing uprisings for racial justice in the state. Join Hakafa and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) via Zoom to learn about the campaign to pass the Fair Tax in Illinois and how we can take action as a Jewish community to more equitably and justly fund our state.