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Chicago Racial Justice Day of Learning
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Sunday, February 7th all are welcome to join us for a day of learning on racial justice as a Chicagoland Jewish community. This day will be multifaceted and have programming for all ages. It will provide space to speak about white supremacy, to discuss the nature of racism in Jewish life, and to hold up the diversity of our Jewish community. We will begin with prayer and reflection and then learn from many teachers, most of whom identify as Jews of Color (JOC). Participants are welcome to join for one session, a few or all day!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRIz8aBn6dVErdaWaee9buOJiCSp5r7sEBsf8H-rfbpQCGJA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR16OpQPmF2QwCoc2tmmmbYBNX5kmbXJfEoCtdUoQlfXZ8XfX2VrrCUJ-Fc

Feb
17
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Police Accountability Meeting
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
21
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Congregation Partner Racial Justice Training
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

JCUA is hosting a Racial Justice training for its congregation partner members.

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JCUA Youth Visioning Retreat
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or Tzedek interns and other youth involved in JCUA’s organizing work will come together to complete their own campaign selection process and decide where they want to invest youth energy next.

Feb
23
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Campaign Selection Process Meeting #3
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

JCUA members and staff will discuss campaign proposals based in JCUA’s Campaign Criteria.

Register here.

Feb
25
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Criminal Justice Reform Bill Q&A
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register here to join us on Thursday 3/25 from 3-4PM for Q&A about the details and implications of the criminal justice reform bill recently passed by the Illinois legislature.

Beckee Birger (Director of Education and Movement Building, JCUA) and Khadine Bennett (Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs, ACLU-IL) will discuss how the bill relates to police accountability measures, what implementation will involve, and what we need to continue organizing around even after this bill passes.

We will send out a Zoom link before the event.

Feb
28
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2021 JCUA Campaign Selection Process Meeting #4 – Additional Discussion @ Zoom
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is an additional Campaign Selection Process meeting. From 3:00-4:00 we will share the video of the presentations from the February 23 CSP Meeting #3, and then from 4:00-5:00 we will have open space for discussion and questions among members. We hope the additional discussion space on Sunday will allow JCUA members to check in with one another about the campaigns prior to the vote closing on Monday at 5:00 pm.

 

You can register here for this meeting.

Mar
4
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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting – WCO Celebration and Midwest Immigration Bond Fund Info Session @ Zoom
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/2T2xn2UWPUebRyfu5

 

 

Mar
7
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JCUA 101 with Am Yisrael @ Zoom
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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Battle of Lincoln Park Book Club Part 1
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register here to join JCUA for a series of book discussions on the Battle of Lincoln Park by Daniel Kay Hertz! This is an opportunity to learn together about the history of gentrification and activism in our Chicago neighborhoods, and talk about the implications for the political work we do now.

We’ll discuss the first part of the book, Part 1: The Invention of Old Town, on Sunday March 7 from 4-5 PM, and Part 2: The Conservation of Lincoln Park on Sunday March 21 from 1-2 PM. The series will end with a Q&A and book talk with Daniel Hertz sometime in April, date TBD.

Suggestions for where to find the book are in the registration form. If you don’t have time to read the book in the next few weeks but still would like to learn with us, listening to Daniel Hertz’s interview on Episode 44 of The Lit Review Podcast would be good background for our discussions.

Mar
8
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College Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Organizing Fellowship yearly cohort for college-aged young folks. Please reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

Mar
11
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JCUA North Suburban Organizing Team Meeting @ Zoom
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

RSVP here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpd-CsrzguE9MGjNTFA3r283Q2G3GKdPju

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The Torah of Organizing: Policing w/ Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join of for our on-going series, The Torah of Organizing. In this session, which you can register for here, we’ll explore what the Torah has to say about policing. This will be an interactive, chavruta (paired-learning) event. This will be an all-levels-are-welcome space, so if you’ve never explored Torah in this way before, this is a perfect place to start. All you need is curiosity and the desire to learn with other JCUA community members!

Mar
14
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Kol Or: Jews of Color Caucus of JCUA–March meeting
Mar 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Kol Or Jews of Color Caucus of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is a space for those who identify as Jews of Color to gather, build community, and organize for systemic social change. Made up of Jews of Color from across Chicago, Kol Or plays an important role in JCUA’s work to transform our city into a more just and equitable place. You can read more about it here.

Please register here for the Kol Or Jews of Color Caucus of JCUA meeting.

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Let My People Go: Midwest Immigrant Bond Fundraiser Training
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The JCUA Immigration Committee is hosting a fundraiser for the Midwest Immigrant Bond Fund! We know that our communities have the resources to free people held in immigration detention here in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

Join us for a relational fundraising training on Sunday, March 14th from 5-6:30 to get started, and on Thursday March 18th from 6-7:30 to make calls together. You can register for both here.

Mar
15
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Youth Organizing Caucus
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A regular meeting for JCUA’s youth organizing caucus – any high school aged person is welcome to attend! We will be building community and deciding where JCUA’s youth will be focussing their energy for the coming months. Reach out to Mara (mara@jcua.org) or Marissa (marissa@jcua.org) with questions or interest!

Mar
18
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Let My People Go: Midwest Immigrant Bond Fundraiser
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

As we approach Passover, the JCUA Immigration Committee is hosting a fundraiser for the Midwest Immigrant Bond Fund! We know that our communities have the resources to free people held in immigration detention here in Chicago and throughout the Midwest, and we know that in the spirit of Passover we are obligated to help release our communities from bondage.

Join us for a relational fundraising training on Sunday, March 14th from 5-6:30 to get started, and on Thursday March 18th from 6-7:30 to make calls together. You can sign up for both here.

Mar
21
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Battle of Lincoln Park Book Club Part 2
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register here to join JCUA for a series of book discussions on the Battle of Lincoln Park by Daniel Kay Hertz! This is an opportunity to learn together about the history of gentrification and activism in our Chicago neighborhoods, and talk about the implications for the political work we do now.

We’ll discuss the first part of the book, Part 1: The Invention of Old Town, on Sunday March 7 from 4-5 PM, and Part 2: The Conservation of Lincoln Park on Sunday March 21 from 1-2 PM. The series will end with a Q&A and book talk with Daniel Hertz sometime in April, date TBD.

Suggestions for where to find the book are in the registration form. If you don’t have time to read the book in the next few weeks but still would like to learn with us, listening to Daniel Hertz’s interview on Episode 44 of The Lit Review Podcast would be good background for our discussions.

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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.