IC-SS News 04-19-23: Stay Informed: Alerts to Info & Actions

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New Mayor – What Will Change?

We’ll soon have a new mayor: Brandon Johnson! What will change? In this recorded livestream, hear Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th Ward) and Ald. Matt Martin (47th Ward) speak about the incoming Brandon Johnson administration. 
Alders Taylor and Martin were interviewed by Indivisible Chicago’s Marj Halperin and Tom Moss at The Hideout. Watch here!

Chicago Speaks Out for Democracy

Congratulations to Tennessee State Rep Justin Jones and State Rep Justin Pearson on being reinstated to the TN General Assembly!

Across the country, rallies had protested their ousting. Thanks to all who joined us last week in Chicago to rally for democracy and against racism–in Tennessee and across the United States.

Photo credits: Steven Dornbusch and Teri Watkins

Speakers in Chicago’s Federal Plaza included Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, IL State Senator Robert Peters, Bishop Tavis Grant of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Pastor Brenda Mitchell of Moms Demand Action, Frank Chapman of CAARPR, Marj Halperin of Indivisible Chicago Alliance, and more.

Photo credits: Steven Dornbusch and Teri Watkins

Indivisible Chicago-South Side helped Indivisible Chicago Alliance plan the event with Rainbow PUSH Coalition, League of Women Voters-Chicago, Moms Demand Action, CAARPR, and others. Special thanks to organizers Teri Watkins and Sarah Lincoln.

Organizations and Opportunities

Indivisible Chicago-South Side shares information and actions from other organizations on issues important in our country, state, city, and communities.

April 19 – South Side Community Forum: Search for CPD Superintendent

From the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA): Chicago, the CCPSA wants to hear from you! Join the CCPSA on the South Side for their upcoming Community Forum on the search for Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

WHEN: This coming Wednesday, April 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: St. Sabina Church, 1210 W. 78th Place
REGISTER: Get info/sign up here

April 20: Brennan Ctr Webinar on Disinformation Nation

From Brennan Center for Justice at NYU:  Misinformation is on the rise. From cable news to social media, we’re very aware that what we’re hearing or reading could be wrong. And it seems our skepticism of the right’s version of current events should extend to our history as well.

A new book, Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past, dispels many of the myths being pushed about our country’s past. In a collection of 20 essays from top historians, edited by Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, this important text shows how those on the right have used revisionist history to fan the flames of politicization and unravel the seams of democracy.

Join Brennan Center for a live virtual conversation on Thursday, April 20, at 5:00 pm CT/6:00 p.m. ET with historians featured in the book, Yale University law and political science professor Akhil Reed Amar, Emory University African American Studies professor Carol Anderson, and Northwestern University associate professor Kathleen Belew, as well as editors and Princeton professors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer.


April 29: International Workers Day (May Day)

From CAARPR: This International Workers’ Day, the people of Chicago have a lot to celebrate and a lot to keep fighting for. Make a plan to come out Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 PM at Union Park to join a coalition of people’s organizations [including the Indivisible Chicago Alliance]. When we fight, we win!

Our demands:

  • Defend migrant and workers rights!
  • Legalization for all!
  • Support the right to unionize!
  • Stop police crimes!
  • Defend LGBTQ and reproductive rights!

INFO: Follow updates to the event at the Facebook Event page.

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