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Sept 21- Oct 26: Calendar of events from CCAWR

Calendar of some important upcoming events from the Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR) Organizations or groups planning anti-war events in the greater Chicago area are encouraged to post additions to this list in the comments section below this article.
Calendar of Some Important Upcoming Events from the Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), 312.458.9559.

1) CCAWR holds regular planning meetings on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 at the Soka Gakkai, 1455 S. Wabash. The next meeting will be on Wednesday,September 25. For information on meeting dates after this, and on working group meetings, call 312.458.9559 or e-mail ccawr (at) The building is wheelchair accessible.

2) Bi-weekly series "Introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," going into the history and developments in chronological order, with the first regular session starting on Wednesday,October 9 at 6:30, and running through December 18. All sessions will be held at the Chicago Public Library, Lincoln Park Branch, 1150 W. Fullerton in theauditorium. Free. Organized by the Open University of the Left, and co-sponsoredby CCAWR, Not In My Name, Chicago Greens, and Democratic Socialists of America-Chicago Chapter. For information:773-244-1480.

3) Saturday, Sept. 21 -- American-Arab Anti-DiscriminationCommittee-Chicago Annual Banquet featuring Amre Moussa, Secretary General of The League of Arab States. Reception, 6 pm; dinner, 7 pm. Hilton Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago. Tickets $75; students $50 (scholarships available). For more information call 708.974.3655, 708.975.1532, or773.386.7123, or e-mail adcchicago (at)

4) Saturday, Sept. 21 -- National Lawyer's Guild dinner honoring Jim Fennerty. Cocktails with cash bar, 6 - 7 pm, dinner at 7 pm. IrishAmerican Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago. For infomation: 312-663-5210. Tix are 75, but there is a sliding scale.

5) Sept 25-29, Wed-Sun, Washington DC IMF/WORLD BANK MEETINGS - Rallies, Marches, Teach-Ins, Direct Actions or or

6) Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Say No to War Against Iraq! Kathy Kelly and Jeff Guntzel of Voices in the Wilderness. Co-sponsors: new Chicago area chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the DePaul Activist Student Union. 7 p.m., DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center Room 120B (the student center is on Belden, 2350 N., between Sheffield and Kenmore,1000 W). Information: Ed McManus, 847.256.0456 or emm (at)

7) Sept 28, Sat, 8:30 am, Highland Ave Church of Brethren, 783 W Highland Ave, Elgin IL. REGIONAL PEACE RETREAT: WHAT CAN THE PEACE COMMUNITY DO? Sponsors: DeKalb Interfaith Network, Fox Valley Pledge of Resistance, DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition, Rockford Urban Ministries, Northern Coalition for Peace & Justice, McHenry County Peace Group Info: 847-742-6602

8) Sept 28, Sat, 7 pm, Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee ANTI-WAR PROM. Sponsor: Chicago Radical Anarchist Youth Organizing Network Info:

9) Sept 29, Sunday, Federal Plaza, Chicago. COMMEMORATE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTAFADA & REMEMBRANCE OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SABRA & SHATILLA. Sponsor: Palestine Right to Return Coalition. Info: or info (at)

10) Sept 29, Sun, 4 pm, New World Resource Center, 2600 W Fullerton. HOMELAND SECURITY & MILITARIZATION OF THE US. Hear Emile Schepers, Caise Diab, Everett Atkinson, Harold Taggart. Sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America. Info: 312-553-3856

11) Sept. 29, Sun, 2:00 pm: MARCH AGAINST WAR , Washington DC ( following the IMF-WB protests) Gather at Dupont Circle, (Massachusetts & Connecticut Aves., NW). The march will stop at key embassies (Britain, Japan, Turkey, Egypt) to deliver messages of peace, then end with a rally outside Vice President Dick Cheney's house at the Naval Observatory, 3400 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Contact: Mike Zmoleck, National Network Against War in Iraq at: Sponsors include: Washington Peace Center, DC Anti-War Network, International Socialist Organization, Peace Action, National Network to End the War Against Iraq, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans for Peace, Education for Peace in Iraq Center


13) Oct 4-11 KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. Info: 352-337-9274 or or globalnet (at)

14) October 5-7 NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST WAR - nationwide. National Network to End the War in Iraq:

15) Oct 5, Sat, 1 pm, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow. AMERICA'S PENDING WAR AGAINST IRAQ

Hear author Doug Cassel . Info: 847-475-3692

16) Saturday, Oct. 5 -- 4th Annual Matthew Shepard March Against Hate, protesting anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered discrimination andviolence. Rally: 8 p.m., 3400 N. Halsted (corner of Halsted &Roscoe), followed by march. This year's event will focus on the unprecedented murder rate facing Transgendered people, and promote passage of the Trans-inclusive amendment to Chicago's Human Rights Ordinance. The event will also include an anti-war component. Sponsored by the ChicagoAnti-Bashing Network. 888.471.0874, CABNstopthehate (at),

17) Oct 6, Sun, 1 pm, Tribune Towers: PLEDGE TO RESIST! : War on the World - No War on Iraq, Detention and Roundups of Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants, Police State Restrictions! Sponsored by Not In Our Name: Info: 773-250-3196

18) Sunday, Oct. 6 -- Protest against the Zionist publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chairman of the Board of the Jerusalem Post, F. David Radler, and the award being given to him by the Weizmann Institute for Science. Bill Daley and David Trump will also be there. 5 p.m., at the Hilton, 720 S. Michigan. For information:773.244.1480.

19) Saturday, October 12, International Day of the Indigenous, Celebrate the Resistance, Stop the Second Colonization-- Rally, march, speakers, music, videos, Aztec dancers. 4 p.m. at 18th, Loomis, Blue Island, and then 6-9 at 17th Place and Halsted. Organized by Latin American Solidarity Coalition.Information-- 773.583.7728, NSCChicago (at), 312.;259.5042.

20) 2nd National Palestine Solidarity Conference in Ann Arbor, MI.

21) Saturday, Oct. 12 -- Northwest Suburban SUSTAIN (Stop U.S. Tax-Funded Aid to Israel Now) Teach-in on the Middle East situation-Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 1-5 p.m., free, at the Palatine Public Library, near NorthwestHighway and Hicks Road. For information: 847.359.7267.

22) Saturday, Oct. 19 -- Teach-in on Cuba at UIC, 10 am - 3 pm, Lecture Hall D2. Organized by the Chicago Cuba Coalition, and co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American Studies Department. Emphasis will be on the U.S. interference and threats over the years and currently, as well as on what is happening in Cuba today. For information: 312.663.0527.

23) Friday, Oct. 25 -- Chicago Rally to Stop the U.S. War On Iraq, with send-off of buses to DC demo the following day. 4:30 p.m., Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn Streets, Chicago. Sponsor: Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism. 312-458.9559, CCAWR (at)

24) Saturday, Oct. 26 -- National March on Washington DC -- Stop the War on Iraq BEFORE IT STARTS. Information on buses from Chicago: 773.878.0166 or billbeth (at) Bus tickets are $70, round-trip, and leave Chicago at 5:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 25 from Columbus Drive (behind the Art Institute) in Grant Park. Sponsored by International ANSWER. 202.332.5757



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