In the last few weeks, Chicago and Illinois have moved forward with protective measures for our immigrant communities amid growing concerns about how immigration enforcement is being conducted under this administration. We should care about how immigration enforcement is carried out. Immigration enforcement should be transparent, accountable, fair and follow the law. Immigration enforcement should… Read More Southland Immigration Weekly News and Links, May 24, 2017
By Mirjam Quinn.
Good afternoon everyone, and happy Cinco de Mayo!
Here are some suggestions for marking the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla during the French and Mexican War, during which the Mexican army, despite being outnumbered 3 to 1, emerged victorious over Napoleon III’s troops.… Read More Local Activism Weekly Round-up, May 5
Teen Vogue for the Win (again). Big May Day rallies for immigrant and worker rights in Chicago. Know Your Rights, Southwest Side edition, and more. April 30th, 2017.… Read More Southland Immigration Weekly News and Links, April 30, 2017
By Mirjam Quinn.
I, like most people, felt pretty overwhelmed, uninformed, and generally confused about the many complexities involved in the building tensions with North Korea. I found the article linked below to be useful in helping me sort out at least some of the multiple issues and old conflicts involved… Read More Local Activism Weekly Round-up, April 28
A great big thanks to everyone who joined us for the March for Science Chicago Saturday, April. 22! An estimated 40,000 scientists and their supporters attended the Chicago march including about 20 from the Beverly Area CPA. “We wanted to represent as a group,” said Greg Owen-Boger, one of the CPA organizers and long-time Beverly… Read More Beverly CPA at the March for Science
By Abe Lentner. By now it is an established fact that foreign hackers worked to meddle in our national elections in 2016. In addition to the well-known DNC hacking, state Boards of Elections were targeted across the country last year. Illinois was among 20 states that had voter personal data hacked. 200,000 voter records were stolen from the State… Read More Chicago Election Integrity & Hacking
A weekly list of news stories, and events concerning immigration and immigrant communities in the Chicago Southland. April 23rd, 2017. Illinois Trust Act moves forward, Chicago threatened over Sanctuary Status. Show your support for immigrant communities.
… Read More Southland Immigration Weekly News and Links, April 23, 2017
News, links and action for this week. Don’t miss the March for Science Chicago on Saturday! The Beverly Arts Center hosts “A Constant Struggle”. Illinois state house on recess.… Read More Local Activism Weekly Round-up, April 19
Mirjam Quinn and Lisa Catania, psychotherapists in private practice, are both offering support groups for any of our fellow political activists who may be struggling with figuring out how to balance the energy and power that activism requires with the self-care and downtime that we need in order to remain emotionally healthy. Resilience, self-care, a sense of humor/camaraderie and optimism are qualities that are critical to thriving in the face of difficulty. … Read More Activist self-care sessions led by Beverly Psychotherapists. Enroll!
A weekly list of news stories, events and resources concerning immigration and immigrant communities in the Chicago Southland. April 3rd, 2017.