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Onward Together: A Chicago Volunteer and Advocacy Fair

April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

Join us for Onward Together, a Chicago area volunteer and advocacy fair. This two-day event will be held on Saturday, April 1 in Pilsen and Sunday, April 2 in Lakeview (see below for additional details).

Onward Together has a simple goal: We want to connect organizations in the Chicago area with the people who are eager to volunteer and help protect our most vulnerable communities.

After Election Day, we saw an overwhelming wave of support for the people, causes and organizations that could be threatened under the new administration. We are fortunate to live in a city that is filled with countless opportunities to volunteer for worthy causes, as well as driven, caring people who are invested in our future. We hope this event will be an easy way to connect people to new volunteer opportunities.

Many organizations will have tables set up so you can meet with current volunteers and find out how you can get involved in their causes. We will add the names of the participating organizations to this page as they confirm.

Event information:
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St., Chicago
(Saturday’s event will specifically feature refugee and immigrant rights organizations that need volunteers.)
ACLU of Illinois
Amnesty International – Chicago
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants
Literacy Works
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago
ACLU of Illinois
Access Living
Acting Out Awareness
After School Matters
Amnesty International Mid-West Office
Direct Action Everywhere
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Equality Illinois
Habitat for Humanity Chicago
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Indo-American Center
Innovation Illinois
La Casa Norte
Literacy Works
Moms Demand Action – IL
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
Rising Tide Chicago
Sierra Club Illinois

We have set up a GoFundMe account to cover the costs of venue rental. Any amount donated over our goal will be split and donated to the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Center on Halsted.


April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am
April 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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Lauren Gebhardt


National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago , IL United States
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