Event Calendar

White Racial Justice Working Group Meeting @ Sketchpad
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The first meeting of JCUA’s new White Racial Justice Working Group. We’ll discuss our collective understanding of what it means for us to participate as white Jews in the fight for racial justice. We’ll share our personal and communal reasons for gathering in this intentional way and the role this effort can have in our lives, as JCUA members and beyond.

This meeting is open to all JCUA members who attended the Racial Justice Training in May. There will be dinner.

Reach out to avra@jcua.org for further questions.

How Desolate Lie Our Borders: A Tisha B’Av Vigil @ pin Jerome Combs Detention Center
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

JCUA along with a coalition of Jewish and local immigrant justice organizations hold a special vigil to acknowledge the immense human tragedy currently unfolding at our southern border, through the lens and rituals of Tisha b’Av.

Tisha B’Av (the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av) is a Jewish fast day that honors and mourns the brokenness, loss, and shattered ideals in whose shadow we live every day, symbolized by the destruction of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. The vigil will include selections from Eikha (the Biblical Book of Lamentations) alongside contemporary reflections, immigrant testimony, poetry, song and calls to action.

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Meeting with Office of the Inspector General of Public Safety @ Office of the Inspector General
Aug 13 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA for a meeting with the Office of the Inspector General of Public Safety to learn about their recent report on Chicago’s Gang Database as well as how to utilize their Police Misconduct Portal. We will be joined by Inspector General Joe Ferguson. The meeting will be from 6:15 until 8:00 PM at the, Office of Inspector General, 740 N. Sedgwick, Suite 200.
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Sign up for membership at jcua.org/membership.

Reach out to avra@jcua.org with questions.

The Fight for Immigrant and Economic Justice in Our Own Backyards @ Am Shalom
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

JCUA’s North Suburban Organizing Team presents an evening with Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, staff from the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, and attorney and activist Lee Goodman. We will hear about economic and systemic problems in our own neighborhoods and the connection between what we see here, within our immigrant community, and what is going on across the state and the country. We will think together about how to take action to support immigrant communities and move towards economic justice for all in the Northern Suburbs. All are welcome and encouraged to attend for this important educational session and conversation. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP here. For more information, contact Anna Rubin: anna@jcua.org