Upcoming Events

Check this page often for upcoming events! Candidates or groups planning events that would be of interest to Democrats and Independents are welcome to submit an event. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

01/22/201713:00: Resist, Unify, Build: The Next Four Years Start Now

When:  Sunday, January 22. 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago

What: Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) organizes a conference to help us understand what is at stake and what we can do about it.  Speakers include: Jacky Grimshaw, Chicago leader, scientist and former adviser to Harold Washington; Rohina Malik, playwright and activist; and climate activist Bill McKibben of 350.org.  Attendees can choose among three breakout groups: Militarism, Climate justice and Radical solidarity.

For additional information and to RSVP, register online, email Info@ChiPeaceAction.org, or call 847-475-3692

01/22/201714:00: Panel Discussion: Human Trafficking Here and Elsewhere

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Where: Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)

What: Panelists include: Caleb Probst, a teacher curriculum developer and speaker for CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation; Dr. Joel Filmore, a survivor of sex trafficking; and Anne K. Ream, founder of Voices and Faces Project and former Group Creative Director at Leo Burnett. JCAST (Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking – Chicago) will bring personal stories about sex trafficking.

You can get more information or register online, or call 773-633-5661

 

01/23/201718:00: Rep. Laura Fine Winter Reception

When: Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Where: Wildfire, 1300 Patriod Blvd., Glenview

What: A reception supporting State District 17 Representative Laura Fine.

You can RSVP online, or email katy@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496

01/24/201719:00: Zion: Let’s Talk Politics

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where:  Meeting Room A in Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave., Zion

What: TDU’s Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion that allows opportunities for Democrats, liberals, and progressives in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests who often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email events@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

01/30/201718:30: Mount Prospect: Let’s Talk Politics

When: Monday, January 30, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Marvin S. Weiss Community Center,  1500 E. Euclid, Mount Prospect

What: TDU’s Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion that allows opportunities for Democrats, liberals, and progressives in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests who often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

For more information or to RSVP, register online, email events@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

 

02/02/201718:30: Libertyville Area Democrats Meeting

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:30pm

Where: Aspen Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills

What: A meeting of local Libertyville area Democrats to define issues, organize and support Democratic efforts.

For additional information and to RSVP, email Joyce Herres at joyceherres@gmail.com or call 847-559-8660.

02/02/201719:30: Glencoe: Let’s Talk Politics

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

Where:  Glencoe Historical Society, 375 Park Avenue, Glencoe.  The building is just through the Eklund Garden on the north side of Park Avenue.

What: TDU’s Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion that allows opportunities for Democrats, liberals, and progressives in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests who often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email events@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

02/07/201717:30: Susana Mendoza Reception

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Smyth + The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada Street, #101, Chicago

What: a reception in support of Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller

RSVP to Abby Erwin by email at abby@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496

02/12/201710:00: Chicago Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC) Winter Show

When: Sunday, February 12, 2017  from 10:00am – 1:00pm.  Table setup at 8:30am.

Where: Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center, 732 Prairie St., Aurora, IL

What: CAPIC winter show focusing on presidential inaugurals.  If you have been to an inauguration, this is the perfect place to showcase those items and share stories about your D.C. adventure.  There will be a social hour after the show with free pizza and soft drinks.

Free admission and parking.

For additional information and display table reservations, email Dottie at ddpCAPIC@AOL.com  or call 224-544-5735

02/26/201714:00: Rachel Bronson – “The 2017 Doomsday Clock: Why the Time Matters”

When:  Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where:  Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 24200 St. Mary’s Rd.,  Mettawa (Libertyville), IL (map)

What:  A discussion of the Doomsday Clock featuring Rachel Bronson, Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.  Dr. Bronson received her doctorate from Columbia University.  Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

You can RSVP online

04/18/201718:00: 2017 Annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Contest

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where: Ramada Waukegan/Gurnee, 200 N. Green Bay Rd., Waukegan.

What: The Tenth Dems Community Connection Annual Poetry and Prose competition invites high school students in Zion, Waukegan and North Chicago to submit original, unpublished entries on the theme of “Service.”

There are two categories and six prizes that will be selected by a panel of poets.  Awards will be presented at the Poetry and Prose Awards Night, April 18, 2017.  Prize-winning pieces will be published in the Tenth News (an online newsletter).  All participants receive a Certificate of Participation and an invitation to read their work at the Awards Night.

For additional information and to submit entries online, visit http://tenthdems.org/contest. Entries will be accepted through March 21, 2017.

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