IC-SS Weekly News: May 11, 2023

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IC-SS Weekly News: May 11, 2023

May 18: Blue Thursday Political Hour

Join the Indivisible Chicago Alliance at the Hideout Inn, for the monthly mixer hosted by the ICA’s Blue Beginning chapter: Blue Thursday Political Happy Hour.

Hear from Eric Zorn (l) and Brandon Pope (r) on Blue Thursday May 18

Blue Thursdays are a great time to mingle, imbibe, and gossip about the political news of the day – and hear from local journalists and political leaders. Special guests for the May 18 Blue Thursday:

  • Brandon Pope, WBEZ reporter and podcaster and host of Block Club’s program “On the Block Chicago” on WCIU 26 
  • Eric Zorn, opinion columnist of the Tribune, now sole proprietor of the Picayune Sentinel on Substack.

WHAT: Blue Thursday Political Happy Hour, featuring this month’s guests, Brandon Pope and Eric Zorn
WHEN: Thursday, May 18th, 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)
WHERE: The Hideout Inn, 1354 W. Wabansia
GET TIX: Free admission, open to all, but please sign up/get a ticket
MORE INFO:Facebook Event page

If you can’t attend in person, watch the livestream at Indivisible Chicago’s Facebook page, or listen to the recorded version on WCPT, Chicago’s Progressive Talk.

Organizations and Opportunities

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

May 12: S. Side Post-Election Community Mtg 

From United Working Families: This is a community meeting to celebrate and process this historic mayoral election and begin the next steps to win on issue priorities.

Event co-sponsors (list in formation): United Working Families (UWF), Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP), Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), GoodKids MadCity, Not Me We, and United Neighbors of the 10th Ward.

WHAT: South Side Post-Election Community Meeting (org by UWF)
WHEN: Friday, May 12, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: St James Church, 8000 S. Michigan
RSVP: Info/Sign-up

Support Asylum Seekers in Chicago 

We will look to our incoming Mayor and City Council to address ways to ensure Chicago remains a welcoming city. In the meantime, let’s do what we can to make sure today’s asylum seekers have basic clothing and necessities. See the announcement below.

From the City of Chicago + Instituto del Progreso Latino: Texas governor Greg Abbott has been busing thousands of asylum seekers to Chicago with no warning, no resources, and no support system. Chicago has stepped up to shelter as many migrants as possible, but these vulnerable families need our help with basic necessities.

DONATE VIA WISHLIST: The city is asking for residents who to consider donating to local non-profit Instituto’s Amazon wishlist 

Free Our Moms’ Day Vigil – Saturday, May 13

From Moms United (MUAVI): The TENTH Annual Mother’s Day vigil will be held in solidarity with moms inside Cook County Jail and the thousands of moms locked up all over the country in jails, prisons, and migrant detention.

Moms United is proudly joined by Women’s Justice Institute, Love & Protect, Chicago Books to Women in Prison, Chicago Community Bond Fund, DePaul Women’s Center, She Votes IL, and more!

This is a free, all-ages event with speakers, performers, snacks and calls to action involving specific freedom campaigns and the larger call to FREE THEM ALL.

Join the 10th Annual Free Our Moms’ Day Vigil on Saturday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cook County Jail (2700 S California).

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