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.

03/30/201716:30: Highland Park Phone Bank to Help Turn a Georgia Congressional Seat Blue

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  A phone bank to help elect Democrat Jon Ossoff to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the seat vacated by Republican Tom Price’s appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Please bring a cell phone and laptop/tablet.

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

03/30/201717:00: Tell Gov. Rauner: “Do Your Job!”

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

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

What: Protest hosted by Illinois Working Together, AFSCME Council 31, SEIU, Citizen Action/Illinois and other groups at Rauner’s “Governor’s Dinner” fundraiser for himself and other Republican politicians.

For more information or to RSVP, register online.

03/30/201718:30: BGA Idea Forum About School Funding in Illinois

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:30- 8:00pm

Where: Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What: The Better Government Association (BGA) Idea Forum hosts “Separate But Unequal? School Funding in Illinois,”  a presentation on how Illinois currently funds public schools.  A panel of experts will then weigh in on the future of the formula, how it affects students and what options exist to improve it.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

For further information or to RSVP, register online, email Annum Haider at ahaider@bettergov.org or call 312-821-9031.

04/01/201710:00: Municipal Elections Phone Bank with Brad Schneider in Lincolnshire

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: UAW, 680 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire

What: A phone bank with Brad Schneider supporting the Democratic candidates in the April 4th municipal elections.  This phone bank continues Sunday afternoon.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/02/201709:00: Restorative Justice Project

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9:00am

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

What: Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation presents retired judge Sheila Murphy discussing restorative practices and how we can change ourselves by using them. She is co-director of the Restorative Justice Project at John Marshall Law School.

04/02/201713:00: Highland Park Phone Bank to Help Turn a Georgia Congressional Seat Blue

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  A phone bank to help elect Democrat Jon Ossoff to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the seat vacated by Republican Tom Price’s appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Please bring a cell phone and laptop/tablet.

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

04/02/201713:30: Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) Presents A Call to Conscience

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 1:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington, Chicago

What: CAPA hosts A Call To Conscience: Revisiting King’s Radical Revolution of Values.  This convening of peace and justice organizations includes a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophetic Riverside Church speech.  Keynote speaker: Sherri Bevel, co-founder of the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training in Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information or to RSVP, visit the CAPA website.

04/02/201714:00: Municipal Elections Phone Bank with Brad Schneider in Lincolnshire

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 2:00 – 5: 00pm

Where: UAW, 680 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire

What: A phone bank with Brad Schneider supporting the Democratic candidates in the April 4th municipal elections.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/03/201719:00: ACLU Illinois RiseUP Benefit Concert with Hamilton Cast Members in Chicago

When: Monday, April 3, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Moonlight Studios, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2300, Chicago

What: Join members of the Hamilton cast and other artists for a special night of music and entertainment to support the ACLU of Illinois.  Songs and music from “Hamilton” will not be performed at the event.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email Emmalee Scott at escott@aclu-il.org or call 312-201-9740 ext 317.

04/04/201719:00: Alyssa Mastromonaco Book Signing in Glencoe

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where: Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe

What: The Book Stall hosts a book signing with Alyssa Mastromonaco, President Obama’s former Deputy Chief of Staff.  Her book, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, a behind-the-scenes political memoir, is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president and a candid book of advice for young women.

04/04/201719:00: People Over Politics (POP) Election Night Party

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Lucky Emma’s, 171 W. Route 120 (Belvedere Rd.), Round Lake

What: The People Over Politics (POP), running a slate in Avon Township, holds an election night party.

04/06/201718:30: Chelsea Clinton Book Signing in Winnetka

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

Where: The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka

What: The Book Stall presents a book signing with Chelsea Clinton to celebrate the paperback release of Ms. Clinton’s New York Times bestselling book for young people, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!  

This is a ticketed event.  Purchase of the book is required to enter the signing line.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email chelseaclintonsigning@thebookstall.com or call 847-446-8880.  If ordering online, add “Attending the April 6th event.” in the Comments field.

04/12/201715:30: YWCA Lake County 95th Community Birthday Party

When: Wednesday, April 12 from 3:30 – 7:00pm

Where: YWCA Lake County Headquarters, 1425 Tri State Parkway, Suite 180, Gurnee

What: YWCA Lake County 95th Community Birthday Party.

For additional information about YWCA Lake County 95th Anniversary Celebration visit ywcalakecounty.org or email Cheryl Hudson at hudsonc@ywcalakecountyil.org or call 847-406-4025.

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 Awards Night

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

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

What: Student authors read works submitted to the 7th Annual Poetry & Prose Contest and prizewinners are honored.

The Tenth Dems 7th Annual Poetry and Prose Contest received submissions from more than 150 high school students in Zion, Waukegan and North Chicago who submitted original, unpublished poetry and prose on the theme of “Service.”  Prizewinners, whose anonymous submissions were selected by our panel of published poets, will receive cash awards ranging from $250, and all participating students are invited to read their original poems, stories, and essays.

The evening’s emcees are Waukegan notables Dulce Ortiz and Marc Jones.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register or volunteer, email events@tenthdems.org or telephone 847-266-VOTE (8683).

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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.

04/20/201717:30: Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) Celebrates Community

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30pm

Where: La Casa de Isaac & Moishe, 2014 First St., Highland Park.  Street and lot parking available.

What: CPAH celebrates community with a night of drinks, bites and fun.  Honorees: Janice Goldblatt and Terri Olian.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/22/201709:00: March for Science Chicago

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

Where:  Place in downtown Chicago to be determined

What: An Earth Day march to take a stand for science.  The mission is: to show support for the scientific community, to safeguard the scientific process and research funding, to publicly celebrate science, and to encourage curiosity and exploration, the heart of the scientific approach.

For additional information, visit the Facebook post.

04/22/201710:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 48th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 55 artists. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.  Event continues Sunday, April 23rd, from 11:00am – 5:00pm

For additional information visit the NSUC website.

04/22/201718:30: NAMI CCNS Heroes of Mental Health Gala

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017.  6:30 Cash bar and silent auction; 7:30 dinner and program

Where: Glen View Club, 100 Golf Rd., Golf, IL

What: National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban hosts its Heroes of Mental Health Gala.  Guest speaker: Suzy Favor Hamilton, three-time Olympian and mental health advocate.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, visit the NAMI CCNS website or call 847-716-2252

04/23/201709:00: Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois Discussion

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00am

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

What: Megan Selby of the Chicago Chapter of Black & Pink and Monica Cosby of the UU Prison Ministry of Illinois share their experiences of surviving inside prison and loving someone inside prison, respectively.  They will discuss what a world without prisons might look like.

04/23/201709:00: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Race to Zero 5K

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, registration at 8:00am, race from 9:00am – 12:00 noon.  Race begins at 9am sharp, rain or shine

Where: Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Rd., Libertyville, IL

What: The 5th Annual Race to Zero 5K run/walk to end sexual violence.

For more information or to RSVP, register online, visit www.ZCenter.org or email Rachael at RJosephsen@Zcenter.org call 847-244-1187 x121

04/23/201711:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 48th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 55 artists. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.

For additional information visit the NSUC website.

04/25/201712:00: Illinois Women March on Springfield

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 noon – 3:00pm

Where: Rally at Lincoln Statue, State Capital, Springfield

What: A day of advocacy, lobbying and a large rally by more than 50 organizations across the state that support a progressive agenda.  The focus will be on advocating for specific legislation under consideration in the Spring 2017 Illinois legislative session.

For more information or to RSVP, register online or visit the march website.

04/30/201714:30: Precinct Committeepeople Grassroots Training

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Gurnee Teachers Hall, 248 Ambrogio Drive, Gurnee

What: Tenth Dems and Lake County Democrats sponsor training for Lake County Committeepeople and Democratic grassroots volunteers.

To RSVP, email volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

05/05/201712:00: Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch in Chicago

When: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon

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

What: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky hosts the 2017 Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch.  Keynote speaker: Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA under President Obama.  Special guest: Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington.

To register directly write “Tenth Dems” in the preferred seating field via Jan’s website.

For more information or to reserve your seat with other Tenth Dems, please call 847-702-6635 or email laurenbethgash@gmail.com

05/05/201717:30: Nasty Women Art Exhibition in Chicago to Support Planned Parenthood

When: Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5:30 – 10:30pm

Where: Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie St., Chicago

What: A one-night exhibition and fundraiser to hear and support the voices of artists identifying as Nasty Women.  This is a free event open to all ages that will sell artist submissions and include food and drink, music, speakers, and more.

All profits from the sale of artwork will benefit Planned Parenthood of Illinois.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

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

05/11/201718:30: Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Clinic 2nd Anniversary Celebration

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:30pm

Where: Beelow’s Restaurant and Landmark Renaissance Place Cinema, 1850 Second St., Highland Park.

What: The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic celebrates its 2nd anniversary with “A Night at the Movies” that includes a fundraising reception at Beelows, the screening of a documentary film and a short discussion.  Proceeds support the Clinic and access to justice for those who live or work in Highland Park or Highwood.

For more information or to RSVP, register online or call 847-926-1867.

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.

05/18/201711:00: YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon

When: May 18, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:30pm

Where: Noah’s Event Venue, 200 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire

What: As part of its 95th anniversary celebration, YWCA Lake County hosts the 39th Annual Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon, “Hidden Figures in Lake County and Beyond.”  Featured guest: Rebecca Skloot, author of Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

For additional information about YWCA Lake County 95th Anniversary Celebration visit ywcalakecounty.org or email Cheryl Hudson at hudsonc@ywcalakecountyil.org or call 847-406-4025.

05/20/201718:00: JCYS Gala 2017, “Leading the Way”

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 11:00pm

Where: Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St., Chicago

What: Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) presents Gala 2017, “Leading the Way,” honoring David E. Kohn as a Director for Life.  It’s an evening of mingling, cocktails, food stations, silent auction and dancing.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, or contact Samantha Stankowicz at sstankowicz@jcys.org or call 312-726-8891 ext. 122.

06/08/201718:00: JCUA Acts of Change Dinner in Chicago

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.