All posts by Mary Shesgreen

Please Walk with FVC4PNJ in Elgin’s July 4th Parade

Please Walk with Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice in Elgin’s July 4th Parade.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
Line-up between 8 AM and 8:30 AM on Douglas Street between Jefferson Avenue and Lovell Avenue.
Parade Monitors will call that Brook Street C.
Step-off at 9 AM
The Parade Winds Down around 11 AM.

Free Parking is available in downtown Elgin. You can walk from there to the corner of Grove Avenue and Kimball Street and find a free shuttle bus that will take you to Lovell Avenue at Douglas Street. Then walk West to Brook Street and look for us. read more

Clean Energy, Clean Jobs, Bright Future, March 27th, Elgin

The Future Energy Jobs Act

A Public Forum

Tuesday, March 27th 6:30

Gail Borden Public Library,

270 N. Grove Avenue

 Elgin, IL 60120

Illinois took a huge step forward in becoming a clean energy state in 2016 by passing the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). This Act will increase the use of solar energy across Illinois and provide job training to keep up with new demand. How will the solar power program work? Where do folks go to access it? And how does job training happen?

State Rep. Anna Moeller will talk about her recent trip to Germany where she toured to learn about how that country is moving quickly towards an economy fueled by solar and wind energy. Caroline Wooten from Sierra Club will lay out the provisions and promise of the Future Energy Jobs Act, and Harry Ohde of IBEW 134 will talk about training for solar workers. Other speakers will include State Senator Cristina Castro, State Rep. Steve Anderssen, and Elgin City Councilor Tish Powell. read more

Public Conversation about Racism & How to Fight it. Elgin, Jan 23rd

A Public Conversation About Racism

Traci Ellis, U-46 School Board member, local African American Leader, and recipient of Elgin’s 2018 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, has agreed to be part of a public conversation about the persistence of racism, both personal and institutional, and what we can do to fight it.

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice and Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice are hosting this meeting along with Traci Ellis.  

Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:00 PM,

Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren read more