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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

The GOP Tax Plan–new flyer for distribution

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice is alarmed about the GOP Tax bills.  The House and Senate versions  may soon be reconciled and passed into law, and signed by the President.  If so, it will create an enormous transfer of wealth and power from the 99% to the wealthiest.  We see this as class warfare and will fight it.

Please join us in this work.  Sign up on this website  on the left side of our home page to get into our email list.   Come to our meetings at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM.   read more

Earl Silbar speaks about “How We Can Rebuild the Anti-War Movement”

On November, 18th, Earl Silbar gave a talk at Open University of the Left, entitled ” How we Can Rebuild the Anti-War Movement in the Age of Trump and Bannon.  Earl is a member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice.  In this talk, he speaks for himself, not necessarily for our organization.    You can hear his talk by clicking on the screen below.

December meeting + Occupy Elgin for Dec 2nd, 2017

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will hold our December meeting
Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren,
Second floor
783 W. Highland Avenue
Elgin, 60123

All persons who love peace and justice are welcome to join us.

Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 PM till 2 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.  We will hold signs and hand out flyers with the message:  Save Internet Neutrality.

The Free and Open Internet is the single most important technology we have to hold the powerful accountable. read more

July 15th, Occupy Elgin & Meeting of Fox Valley Voices for Democracy

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 the People 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