JCUA Blog

The Future of Social Justice

Categories: Youth Programs
On August 2nd, Or Tzedek teens gathered in Millennium Park to register people to vote with folks from Chicago Votes and other youth from JUF Camp TOV. After a week of intensive learning on how to dismantle systems and tackle the root causes of injustice with community organizing, our teens were brimming with knowledge and …

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Demand a Strong Consent Decree – Submit Your Comment Today

Categories: JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Police Brutality
Comment on the Draft Consent Decree Today! Last week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan released the draft consent decree on police reforms. The consent decree is an agreement that involves court oversight of the Chicago Police Department. If approved, a federal court and a court-appointed monitor would ensure reforms are carried out by certain deadlines. Click here for a fact …

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Or Tzedek Transforms Teens

Categories: JCUA Campaigns, Or Tzedek / Teen Program
“We need to start asking questions about the history we are learning and who is not included. That is how true tikkun olam happens.” ~Rabbi Capers Funnye These words from our visit to Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken, one of JCUA’s congregational partners, aptly frame this year’s Or Tzedek experience. We asked a lot of questions, …

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Love Letter to Chicago

Categories: Organizing Fellowship
As a JCUA organizing fellow, I spent the past year building and growing my skills when it comes to organizing and activism in local, community settings. As I reflect on what it means to do social justice work, and as I transition from a JCUA organizing fellow to a full-fledged member, I’ve begun to understand …

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Canvassing, Immigration Teach-In, Or Tzedek Staff and Committee Meetings – July Update

Categories: JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, JCUA Weekly Updates
July Canvassing for Police Accountability JCUA is canvassing in targeted wards to put pressure on aldermen around the GAPA Ordinance.We are asking residents to sign postcards to their aldermen and the mayor. Tuesday, July 16th, 5-7 PM Friday, July 20th, 3-5 PM Saturday, July 21st, 11-1 PM Locations, RSVP & More Info   ICIRR Campaign for …

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