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.

02/26/201709:00: Leah Gipson Discusses Gender, Race and Class Systems of Inequality

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 9:00am

Where: Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake

What: The Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday service features Leah Gipson, assistant professor in the Art Therapy Department of the School of the Art Institute.  Her talk, “I Will Lift My Voice,” discusses initiatives in Chicago’s west-side neighborhoods to address gender, race and class systems of inequality.

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

02/27/201715:00: United Advocacy Event Featuring State Rep. Elaine Nekritz

When: Sunday, February 26, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Northbrook Civic Building, 2002 Walters Ave., Northbrook

What: Representative Elaine Nekritz (57th District) will provide an update on what is happening in Springfield and what can be done to help.  In addition, there will be an update on Social Security by actuary and investment consultant Saif Choudhury.  Guest speaker Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, will provide more information on the ACA / Obamacare.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online

02/27/201717:00: Rep. Sam Yingling District 62 Open House

When: Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: District 62 constituent service office, 1919 Route 83, Round Lake Beach

What: An open house at State Rep. Sam Yingling’s new full-time constituent service office.  The open house is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, email RepSamYingling@gmail.com or call (847) 231-6262.

03/01/201718:30: Vernon Township Democratic Candidates Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: United Auto Workers, 680 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire

What:  An opportunity to meet and support the Democratic candidates for Vernon Township: Daniel Didech, Supervisor; Michael Lofstrom, Hwy. Comm.; and Trustees Roger Addelson, Jonathan Altenberg, Adam Broad, and Philip Hirsch.

This event will be catered.

For additional information or to RSVP, email emma@hamptonmoore.com, visit vernontownshipdemocrats.com/events or call 312-636-1157,

03/04/201715:00: Warren Township Democratic Candidates Fundraiser

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 3:00-5:00 pm.

Where: Savanna House, Rt. 41, Wadsworth

What:  An opportunity to meet the Democratic candidates for Warren Township:  Mary Turley, Supervisor; Quenton Galvin, Highway Commissioner; Bonnie Berger-Neel, Clerk; and Trustees Jeffrey Smith, John Shepherd, Sandy Orr and Mathew Oclon.

An assortment of appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  Cash bar.

Tickets $40/person.  Sponsorships available.

For additional information and to RSVP, email bonniebergerneel@yahoo.com or call 847-899-7140.

03/05/201709:00: Economic Justice at Citizen Action/Illinois

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:00am

Where: Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake

What: Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday service features William McNary discussing his work for economic justice at Citizen Action/Illinois, the state’s largest public interest organization.

03/06/201717:30: Common Cause Illinois Honors Champions of Democracy Award Winners

When: Monday, March 6, 2016 from 5:30 – 9:00pm

Where: City Winery Chicago, 1200 West Randolph, Chicago

What: A celebration of the Champions of Democracy Award Winners: Wendy Fields, Representative Theresa Mah (D-2), State Senator Andy Manar (D-48) and Trevor Potter.  Emcee: Natalie Moore, author and WBEZ’s South Side Reporter.  The event features a performance by Corky Siegel and Friends.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online,

03/08/201710:30: International Women’s Day Fair and Luncheon in Chicago

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  10:30am: International Fair, 12:00noon: Luncheon

Where: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

What: WorldChicago holds its 16th Annual Chicago Celebrates International Women’s Day Fair and Luncheon, “Around the World and Back: Women’s Education and Empowerment in Pakistan, the U.S., and Beyond.”  Keynote speaker: Iram Shah, Senior Vice President, Customer Transformation, Schneider Electric, and Chairman, Sonia Shah Foundation.  She will reflect on how her journey is intertwined with the status of women in different places she has called “home.”

For additional information and to RSVP, register online, email Sarah Zhao at szhao@worldchicago.org or call 312-254-1800.

03/12/201709:00: Susana Figueroa Speaks About Waukegan Community Efforts of Faith In Place

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 9:00am

Where: Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake

What: The Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday service features Susana Figueroa, outreach director for Faith in Place, discussing her efforts to serve the needs of the Waukegan community, particularly the Latino community.

03/12/201714:00: Moraine Spring Forward Biennial Event

When: March 12, 2017 Afternoon – save the date

Where:  Location to be determined

What: Moraine Democrats Spring Forward event.  Details to follow.

03/14/201718:30: NARAL Pro-Choice America’s The Power of Roe Event in Washington, DC

When: March 14, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where: The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

What: NARAL Pro-Choice America’s The Power of Roe event.  Featured speakers: Senators Tammy Duckworth and Maggie Hassan.

For more information or to RSVP, register online, email Emily Pomeranz at epomeranz@prochoiceamerica.org or call 202-973-3010

03/17/201708:00: Breakfast with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

When:  Friday, March 17, 2017 from 8:00 – 9:30am

Where:  Ema, 66 W. Illinois, Chicago, IL (valet parking is available)

What:  Come for coffee and conversation with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

You can RSVP online, contact Nancy Kohn or Willa Voss at 312-527-3667, or email wvoss@kohnconsulting.com.

03/17/201711:00: ACLU Lunch: Fighting for a More Perfect Union

When: Friday, March 17, 2017.  Registration/reception: 11:00am; lunch and program: 12:00 – 1:30pm

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What: The ACLU  Lunch with guest speaker Jelani Cobb, author and journalist who writes about injustice and the complexity of race in America for The New Yorker.

Sit with Tenth Dems! Reserve your seat now—register here, email events@tenthdems.org, or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683). Purchase your tickets quickly: this event will likely sell out.

03/25/201708:00: Waukegan Animals Getting Saved (WAGS) Spa Day

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:00am

Where: 401 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: WAGS presents its 4th Annual Spa Day.

04/15/201710:00: Trump Tax March

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00am

Where: Millenium Park, 201 E. Randolph, Chicago

What: A march protesting Donald Trump.

04/18/201718:00: 7th 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.



04/19/201712:00: ICPR Presents Mikva Award to Hon. Adlai and Nancy Stevenson

When:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from Noon – 1:30pm

Where:  Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL

What:  Judge Mary Mikva will join The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) to present the Stevensons with The Mikva Legacy Award For Truth and Justice for their extensive work in Illinois through advocacy, public service, and the Stevenson Center on Democracy.

You can RSVP online, or call  ICPR at 312-436-1274 for questions.

04/22/201709:00: March for Science

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00am

Where:  Place to be determined

What: March for science.

05/06/201717:30: A Safe Place Hosts Wine, Women & Shoes

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 5:30pm

Where: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

What: An opportunity to sip fine wines in support of A Safe Place, providing lifesaving services for survivors and children of domestic violence as they transform their lives.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online

05/13/201718:00: CASA Lake County 2017 Gala

When:  Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL

What:  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) presents its 2017 gala supporting the organization’s work with abused and neglected children of Lake County.  Terri Zenner Award Honoree: Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World/Good Sam and star of The Profit on CNBC.

You can register online.

06/08/201718:00: JCUA Annual Acts of Change Dinner

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., Chicago

What: The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) hosts its annual Acts of Change Dinner.  Featured guest: Jamie Kalven, Award-winning investigative reporter on police accountability in Chicago.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email Jill Katz at jill@jcua.org or call 312-663-0960

09/23/201709:00: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts Out of Darkness Community Walk

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 .  Check in/registration begins at 9:00am; walk begins at 11:00am.

Where: Arvey Field, Grant Park, 1501 S. Lake Shore Drive, located at Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road, Chicago

What: The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) hosts its Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Community Walk.  Proceeds from the walk support the work of the AFSP to help fight suicide.

Click for additional information or to RSVP, register online.