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Immigration Committee: ICIRR 2023 Platform Engagement Session @ Zoom
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join the JCUA immigration committee to make decisions about our priorities for the next year! We do a lot of our work with our partners in the ICIRR coalition. We have an opportunity to shape the ICIRR 2023 Platform, and we want everyone to participate in the feedback process.

Register here.

Aug
18
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ECPS District Council Teach-In @ ONE Northside and Zoom
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA and our partners at ONE Northside to learn about ECPS District Councils.

Register here.

Aug
21
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ECPS Canvassing: Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Hyde Park Farmers Market
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The ECPS coalition is working to recruit candidates to run for the District Council seats in each of Chicago’s 22 police districts. JCUA members will be canvassing and conducting public education about the ordinance and encouraging folks to get involved. It is going to take all of us to ensure this ordinance is effective and transformative. Please add your name to this spreadsheet with the date you can make it!

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Jewish Community Safety Training Series
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join SURJ-Faith for a three part series, led by Jewish activists and safety experts, to prepare and train congregations to make community safety plans for the High Holy Days and beyond. Whether you are interested in making your first safety plan or are already deeply engaged in this work, come meet fellow activists and learn hands-on skills. The final training will be open to people of any faith who want to learn de-escalation skills to support their own congregations as well as support Jewish community safety teams. RSVP and more information here.

Aug
25
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Community Safety Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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August Kol Or Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for the August Kol Or Meeting.

Register here.

Aug
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Housing and Economic Justice Late August Committee Meeting @ Sketchpad and Zoom
Aug 30 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

The next meeting of JCUA’s Housing and Economic Justice committee. We’ll chat about all the work we’ve done this month, discuss the plans we have to pass Bring Chicago Home this fall, figure out how to plug into those plans, and plan for some of our subcomittee work. This meeting will by hybrid!

Register here.

Sep
1
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Flood the 5th Ward Phone Lines
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Flood the Fifth Ward Phone Lines: Last month, a group of KAM Isaiah Israel members went to the office of Ald. Leslie Hairston to ask her to meet with them to discuss Bring Chicago Home — a campaign that would create $160M of new revenue for the city to spend on homelessness services. Hairston’s staff promised to get back to us, but they have not yet done so. So on Thursday, we’re hoping to get as many people as possible to call her office and urge her to sign on to this important legislation. Sign up below to commit to taking five minutes to making a call into the office.

Register here.

Sep
11
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Organizing 101 Training
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Organizing 101 will cover the foundational skills and concepts around community organizing: power analysis, values, relationships, self-interest; one-on-ones, and our connections as Jews. This training is a great opportunity to learn and practice core organizing skills, meet other JCUA members, and gain a better understanding of our method of social change.

Spots are limited, and we will be prioritizing applications from participants who have not yet attended an Organizing 101 training with JCUA . But we encourage all interested folks to apply!

Please reach out to Jimmy Rothschild (jimmy@jcua.org) or Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) if you have any questions. Applications will close on Friday, September 2.

 

Register here.

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Jewish Community Safety Training Series
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join SURJ-Faith for a three part series, led by Jewish activists and safety experts, to prepare and train congregations to make community safety plans for the High Holy Days and beyond. Whether you are interested in making your first safety plan or are already deeply engaged in this work, come meet fellow activists and learn hands-on skills. The final training will be open to people of any faith who want to learn de-escalation skills to support their own congregations as well as support Jewish community safety teams. RSVP and more information here.

Sep
28
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ICIRR Policy Symposium
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join JCUA and our partners in the ICIRR coalition as we ratify our 2023 platform for immigration justice, and start making a plan to win!

Register here.

Sep
29
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ECPS Community Meeting @ Malcom X College
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA and our partners in the Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) coalition for the first public meeting of the newly appointed Interim Commission, on Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm at Malcolm X College.

These seven community leaders will work to create safe neighborhoods across Chicago by bringing much-needed accountability to CPD. The Commission will draft and set policy, select police leadership, make budget recommendations, bring transparency to all levels of policing, and much more

The ECPS Commission is an institution we organized for years to create. Now is the time for us to ensure the priorities and direction of the Commission’s work is determined by the people of Chicago. Help us have a strong showing!

Sign up here.

 

Livestream is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2zLtwjvIdC2n-CbUdh3Jig

Sep
30
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Kol Or Shabbat Dinner @ Sketchpad
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Kol Or as we come together to celebrate Erev Shabbat and break bread, light the Shabbat Candles and enjoy music and conversation as we bask in the rejuvenating spirit of rest!

Register here.

Oct
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October Immigration Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for the October Immigration Committee meeting. Register here.

Oct
6
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October Community Safety Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register here for the Community Safety Committee monthly meeting.

Oct
9
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Kol Or Caucus Meeting
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for Kol Or’s monthly caucus meeting.

Register here.

Oct
12
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The Power of Us Environmental Justice Film Screening @ Am Shalom
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join JCUA’s North Suburban Organizing Team and Am Shalom’s Social Action Committee for a screening of The Power of Us: Confronting Our Climate Crisis, a documentary about the intergenerational climate justice movement created by Am Shalom members Jim and Anne Goodman. We will screen the film, followed by remarks from Jim and Anne, and then hear from various IL-based environmental justice organizations about how we can take action to fight for our planet right now in IL. Join for a night of learning, discussion, and action.

Register here.

Oct
13
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Bring Chicago Home Virtual Town Hall @ Zoom
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring Chicago Home campaign is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, October 13th to discuss the homelessness crisis in Chicago, how we are falling short as a city at addressing it, and how the BCH resolution can help remedy that shortfall. This will be held on Zoom and you are welcome to join from your home. We are also looking for people willing to host small watch parties at their home or larger watch parties at their synagogue or other community.

Register here and please indicate how you would like to participate.

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JCUA Youth Organizing Caucus Meeting
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA’s Youth Organizing Caucus to meet other justice oriented high school students and talk about the youth role in our organizing campaigns! This meeting will be on zoom, and the link will be sent out in advance to everyone who RSVPs. Sign up here!

Oct
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Shabbat Dinner at the Chicago Sukkah Design Festival @ Sukkah Design Festival
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA for Shabbat Dinner at the Sukkah Design Festival in North Lawndale

Register here.