Harnessing our anger and sadness over the 2016 presidential election, we're launching a new event series called ACTIVISM. The series will be held on a weekday every month from 7 to 8:30 beginning in January. For each meeting, we'll be showcasing a specific local social justice organization. The organization will give a presentation detailing their mission, followed by a Q&A, and an action plan of how attendees can get involved. For the launch of this series, we’ll be featuring not one but two amazing women-run groups: FURIE and Masjid al-Rabia. FURIE is a grassroots feminist organization in Chicago working on a range of issues, including zero tolerance for sexual assault, the need for radical feminism in today's political climate, and racial justice in the form of pan-womanism. FURIE hosts regular meetings, readings, discussions, and public events. Masjid al-Rabia is a women-centered LGBTQIA+ affirming Muslim community based in Lakeview. Emphasizing accessibility and inclusivity, Masjid al-Rabia serves as a place of spiritual growth, healing, and empowerment for marginalized Muslims.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm