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.
Occupy Elgin will meet at the corner of Kimball Street & Grove Avenue on Saturday, July 15th from 11:30 AM till 12:30 PM. This is DIFFERENT from our usual time. We are making this change so that our members can go to the meeting of Fox Valley Voices for Democracy that afternoon from 1 PM till 3 PM.
Our Topic for the day will be support for thePeople and Planet First Budget for Illinois. Now that the budget impasse has been broken and Illinois has a budget, let’s demand that our elected officials move towards a better budget that helps ordinary citizens instead of hurting us. read more
Please have a look at this short but vigorous video of our Single Payer Health Care Rally on Saturday, April 8th in front of Sherman Hospital. The audio is poor, because of the wind, but the video is great.