May
11
4:30 PM16:30

Chicago 70th Nakba Commeration

500 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Corner of Congress Parkway & Michigan Avenue, downtown Chicago

JVP is endorsing this Palestinian led commemoration of 70 years since the Nakba.  We will help to say it clear - Palestinians have the right to return to the lands from which they were expelled in 1948. Israel must stop killing protesters in the Gaza #GreatReturnMarch.

RSVP here to join the Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago contingent at this event led by the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine. We are proud to be listed as endorsers of this event.

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Vigil Against the Nakba

JUF and the Israeli Consulate will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel with aconcert at the Harris Theater featuring David Broza.  Join us to let the world know that the Nakba and ongoing displacement is nothing to celebrate.  RSVP if you can make it and for more details. 

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Urgent Action in Support of Gaza

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Let your representative see your outrage about the killing of unarmed humans behind a fence.

Hosted by AMP, JVP, CJPIP, USPCN, AFSC

Share with your friends via facebook.  Also call your US Senators to let them know about your outrage: Durbin (202) 224-2152; Duckworth (202) 224-2854

 

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Rally to Stop the Military Detention of Palestinian Children

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Join American Friends Service Committee, American Muslims for Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago in Pilsen for a rally in support of the "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act," featuring one of the bill's current cosponsors, Representative Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)!

The event will take place at 6:00 pm on the evening of Monday, March 12th at Lincoln Methodist Church at 2242 S. Damen St. (accessibility details below).

RSVP HERE to help us track attendance and to make it easier for us to plan on accomodating as many people as possible! Seating will be limited. Please note - RSVPing does not guarantee seating.

Representative Gutierrez will urge Members of Congress to join him and twenty-one other bill cosponsors in ensuring US taxpayer funds aren't being used to support human rights violations against Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces, to enhance transparency, and to demand that Israeli forces comply with international law.

We're going to need volunteers! If you can help with sign-in, ushering, etc. please let us know at this link!

We'll hear personal testimonies about the Israeli military’s mistreatment of Palestinian children from members of Chicago’s Palestinian community. The No Way to Treat a Child Campaign is coordinated by American Friends Service Committee and Defense for Children International - Palestine.

RSVP HERE to join us on March 12 and be a part of moving the United States Congress closer toward ensuring U.S. funds are not subsidizing Israel's prosecution of 500 to 700 Palestinian children in military courts that lack basic safeguards for a fair trial each year. 


ACCESSIBILITY:  The event will take place in the sanctuary on the second floor - unfortunately, it is not wheelchair-accessible as there is no elevator. There will be an overflow room on the first floor - must go over a small step to enter. Stay tuned for exact measurement on height of step. Organizers are working on live Spanish-English translation, stay tuned for confirmation. 

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Feb
16
4:00 PM16:00

Tell Israel - Stop the Deportations

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Join us this Friday, 2/16 to stop the forced deportations of African refugees from Holot Detention Center, the first set of which the Israeli government is scheduled to begin within a few days. An estimated 40,000 refugees are facing forced removal to Rwanda or other African countries where they will face persecution, violence, enslavement, or death.

African refugees facing deportation will be protesting, and the Jews of Color Caucus Organizing in Partnership with JVP has issued a call for protests and vigils in solidarity in the U.S. and around the world.

RSVP on Facebook and share widely to join us this Friday, February 16, at 4:00 pm at 500 W. Madison St.

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Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Deconstructing Anti-Semitism with Treyf Podcast's Sam and David

CANCELLED!

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Chicago Freedom School - 719 S. State St., 4th Floor

Co-sponsored with Tzedek Chicago

Join us for a workshop on Anti-Semitism, facilitated by Sam Bick and David Zinman of the Treyf Podcast!

Sam and David will lead us in a discussion on today’s dominant framework for understanding Anti-Semitism in North America. Together we will discuss the failures of this framework and how to work toward clearer understandings of the ways anti-Jewish marginalization intersects and interacts with other systems of oppression.

The workshop will address 3 main questions:

— What is the dominant framework for understanding Anti-Semitism?
— How does this framework fail us and our allies?
— How can we bring a more intersectional understanding of Anti-Semitism into our political work?

This workshop is structured to be a conversation among Jewish leftists but everyone is welcome to participate!

Location is wheelchair-accessible

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Dec
10
2:45 PM14:45

Monthly Chapter Meeting

SEIU Healthcare - 2229 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

2:45 - 3:45 - Working Groups and New Member Orientation

4:00 - 5:30 - Regular Meeting - Zionism Policy Process - a discussion of JVP's position on Zionism.   You DON'T have to be an expert on Zionism to participate. Far from it - a big part of this is seeing what the range of familiarity with it as a concept, ideology, movement, etc...is. But if you want to read up or watch the previous webinars that have been taking place, materials are available here

Please RSVP here to let me know if you're joining and whether you'll be a one of the working group meetings.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion - On Anti-Semitism (Evanston)

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Description:In this collection of essays curated by Jewish Voice for Peace, a broad range of activists, movement theorists, and public figures grapple with these critical questions about contemporary antisemitism. It provides an essential tool for Palestinian solidarity activists, educators, and Jewish communities. Featuring contributions from Omar Barghouti, Judith Butler, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, as well as other activists, scholars, students, and cultural workers, On Antisemitism includes the voices of those who are often marginalized in mainstream discussions of antisemitism. Sign up to join a discussion group below! We're capping participation for each at 20 - don't worry, we'll organize more groups!

We'll get exact details out well in advance of the date to those who RSVP here

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Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

JUF - Defund Islamophobia, Defund Settlements: Teach-In

At Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston

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Why does the organization that claims to represent the Chicago Jewish community send money to anti Muslim extremists and violently anti Muslim West Bank settlements? Come to the JVP Chicago teach-in about what Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago - JUF is up to and how we can make it stop.

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Dec
3
12:30 PM12:30

Book Discussion - On Anti-Semitism (Hyde Park)

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Description:In this collection of essays curated by Jewish Voice for Peace, a broad range of activists, movement theorists, and public figures grapple with these critical questions about contemporary antisemitism. It provides an essential tool for Palestinian solidarity activists, educators, and Jewish communities. Featuring contributions from Omar Barghouti, Judith Butler, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, as well as other activists, scholars, students, and cultural workers, On Antisemitism includes the voices of those who are often marginalized in mainstream discussions of antisemitism. Sign up to join a discussion group below! We're capping participation for each at 20 - don't worry, we'll organize more groups!

We'll get exact details out well in advance of the date to those who RSVP here

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion - On Anti-Semitism (Lakeview)

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Description:In this collection of essays curated by Jewish Voice for Peace, a broad range of activists, movement theorists, and public figures grapple with these critical questions about contemporary antisemitism. It provides an essential tool for Palestinian solidarity activists, educators, and Jewish communities. Featuring contributions from Omar Barghouti, Judith Butler, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, as well as other activists, scholars, students, and cultural workers, On Antisemitism includes the voices of those who are often marginalized in mainstream discussions of antisemitism. Sign up to join a discussion group below! We're capping participation for each at 20 - don't worry, we'll organize more groups!

We'll get exact details out well in advance of the date to those who RSVP here

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Nov
12
2:45 PM14:45

Monthly Chicago Chapter Meeting

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Working Groups and New Member Orientation: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Chapter Meeting: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Big Conversation: Police and Prison Abolition 101 with Critical Resistance. As more of our work touches on policing and prisons in the U.S. and Palestine, we're going to be oriented by folks involved in this movement to set us up for a deeper conversation at our December meeting.

 

RSVP HERE

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