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2016

August

  • Pen-Pal Matching & Letter Writing Event for Incarcerated Women & Gender Non-Conforming Persons: A Black August Event
    Wednesday | August 24 | 6p
    Grace Place | | Chicago
    event page


March

  • No Perfect Victims: At the Intersection of Gender Violence and Criminalization
    The convening will engage with participants on how to pro-actively support and advocate for survivors who live at the intersection of gender violence and criminalization. 
    Tuesday | March 1 | 9:00a – 5:00p
    DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus) | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
    event page & rsvp

February

  • In Solidarity to End Solitary: A Teach-In and Letter-Writing Event
    Tuesday | February 23 | 6:00p – 8:30p
    Grace Place | 637 S. Dearborn
    event page
  • Tewkunzi Green Clemency Petition: Legal Support Team Informational Meeting
    Thursday | February 25 | 7:30p – 9:00p
    PUJA | 1255 S Halsted Street
    event page

2015

December


October

  • Blood At Root Closing Potluck and Letter Writing
    October 30 | 6 – 8p
    Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
    925 W Diversey
    More Info

September

  • Marissa Alexander’s Birthday
    September 14

August

  • Blood At the Root: Unearthing Stories of State Violence Against Black Women
    Friday, August 14  | 6-9p
    Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
    925 W Diversey
    More Info
  • Black August Letter Writing Event for Incarcerated Black Women
    Wednesday, August 26 | 6-8p
    Second Unitarian Church of Chicago
    656 W Barry
    More Info

May

  • What Assata Teaches about Black Lives Mattering: A Teach-In
    May 14 – Thursday – 6:00-8:30p
    DePaul University, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., Room 280
    Project NIA hosts a teach-in to engage with the life and work of Assata Shakur, and what we can learn from her in this current historical movement.  RSVP required.This event is co-sponsored by Building Communities, Ending Violence (Depaul); The Women’s Center (Depaul); Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women; Assata’s Daughters; Love & Protect; and the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.
  • In Loving Memory of Rekia Boyd
    May 12 – Tuesday -7:30 pm
    DePaul Quad, 2325 North Seminary Avenue
    A candle light vigil hosted by MOVE in honor of Rekia Boyd, who was killed by Chicago police officer Dante Servin in 2012. RVSP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/677889552314922/
  • Mother’s Day Vigil with Moms Incarcerated at Cook County Jail
    May 9 – Saturday – 11:00 am-12:15 pm
    Cook County Jail, 2700 South California Avenue
    Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration invites individuals and groups to honor mothers incarcerated at Division 17 of Cook County Jail. RVSP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421626108145518/

April

  • Mother’s Day Letter-Writing Event
    in collaboration with Black & Pink Chicago