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We’re currently in the planning phase for a push of actions from Earth Day to May Day.
See the Calendar for additional action details.
Upcoming Actions & Campaigns (near term):
Greetings, XR Chicago!
Below are upcoming public actions, meetings & trainings, coalition-building opportunities, and other events of interest. Thanks for your interest! We hope to see you soon.
Thursday, Mar 5th, 7am–9am or later (see details below): Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Permit at the Illinois Commerce Commission evidentiary hearing. 160 N. LaSalle Street, 8th Floor, Main Hearing Room, Chicago. Risk level: low
While we will not be disrupting the hearing (it’s important that the climate and risk-of-spills evidence be heard), we will have a presence. We need your help in sending a message that all new plans for fossil fuel investments will be challenged. Register for one or both actions:
1. ‘Funeral for Mother Earth’ outside the IL Commerce Commission. 7am, NE Corner of Randolph and LaSalle. Play a role in this evocative tableau.
2. Attend hearing in silent protest. Meet 7:30am (or after the Funeral for Mother Earth, if you are participating in that) in lobby inside 160 N LaSalle. Doors for meeting open at 8:30am, leave any time during meeting hours, 9am–4pm. You will be provided black veils, small signs, red paint for hands. Silent, meditative protest.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Keybase* @emmag
UPCOMING XR CHICAGO TRAININGS AND MEETINGS
Our general monthly schedule is as follows:
- 1st Saturday: NVDA training
- 2nd Saturday or 2nd Thurs: Regenerative culture (“Regen”) meeting
- 3rd Sunday or 3rd Thurs: Strategy meeting
- 4th Sunday or 4th Thurs: Skill Share with coalition partners
Saturday, Mar 7, 11a-5pm: NVDA training. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago. Learn more and register here.
Saturday Mar 29, 11a-5p: NVDA training. School of the Art Institute (SAIC), 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. Learn more and register here.
Sunday, Apr 5: NVDA training. School of the Art Institute (SAIC), 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. Learn more and register here.
Thursday, Mar 12, 6pm-9pm: Monthly regenerative culture meeting, location TBD
Saturday, Mar 29 4-5:30pm: “The Talk” at Thousand Waves Dojo, 1220 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
UPCOMING EXTERNAL/COALITION MEETINGS
Thursday, Mar 5, 7pm: Earth Week Planning Meeting with Youth Climate Strike. DePaul Library 1 E Jackson Blvd, 10th floor, room 10016 (library front desk can give directions)
Sunday, Mar 15, 12–4pm: Earth Day Art Build with in partnership with the Persephone Project. 3065 N Rockwell St, Chicago, 3rd floor end of hall. Please RSVP to get the door code: email@example.com
UPCOMING SOLIDARITY ACTIONS
Easy online action! Submit a comment to the Illinois Commerce Commission demanding they reject the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline at this link.
Friday, Mar 6, 4:30–6pm: Rally at the Canadian consulate to protest pipeline plans through Wet’suwet’en land. Consulate General of Canada in Chicago (corner of N. Stetson Ave and E. Lake St.), Chicago. More information here.
Friday, Mar 13, 12pm: Fire Drill Fridays on Federal Plaza. Hosted by AFGE Local 704, which represents Environmental Protection Agency workers in the Great Lakes. Risk level: low to medium-high, depending on how you wish to get involved. Please contact for important logistics information.
Friday Apr 3, 12pm: Fire Drill Fridays. See Mar 13 info above.
UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST
Week of March 6–15: One Earth Film Festival. An exciting and galvanizing week of harnessing “the power of we” through 48 films and events at venues across four counties. More info here.
A few highlights:
Tuesday, Mar 3, 7–9 pm: Film screening as part of the One Earth Film Festival, The Green Lie, followed by a video Q&A with director Werner Boote. This documentary investigates the often false sustainable images global corporations have cultivated recently in their effort to regain concerned consumers’ trust. Dominican University, Martin Recital Hall, 7900 Division St., River Forest. Free with university I.D., Admission $7. More info here.
Thursday, Mar 12, 6–8:30pm: Film screening as part of the One Earth Film Festival, Racing Extinction, about witnessing the sixth major extinction. Followed by a post-film discussion, and learn about opportunities for action with Ben Miller Field Museum exhibitions developer who worked on the Field’s mass extinction exhibit, “Evolving Planet.” Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., Chicago. Free. More info here.
*Access to Keybase is provided to NVDA-training participants.