First Fridays in September with Equality Illinois

Come and meet Chicago NOW at the Equality Illinois hosted First Fridays. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 3 from 6-8pm at Sidetrack. Sidetrack is located at 3349 North Halsted Street in Chicago.

For a $10 donation to help further Equality Illinois’ fight for LGBT rights, you receive two drink tickets and a ticket for a door prize drawing.

So come on out  to join Chicago NOW and Equality Illinois supporters and friends for the monthly First Friday networking event!

End Domestic Violence in Rogers Park

Please support Between Friends and other concerned community members in being part of a community response that makes it clear that THERE IS NO ROOM FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Come share your thoughts about what happened and let’s start talking about solutions.

A Rogers Park man is charged in the murder of a woman who had taken out an order of protection against him. William Caponegri, 49, allegedly strangled Karen Salvino, 52, in his Rogers Park apartment the morning of Sunday Aug. 15th. “In a video statement to police, Caponegri admitted that he put his hand on the victim’s throat and she wouldn’t shut up so he kept on choking her.”

Meet at the corner of Glenwood and Northshore Ave. (the 6700 block of Glenwood) this Thursday August 26th at 6pm.

Participants will tie purple ribbons on trees in the neighborhood to signify the people who are murdered each year at the hands of their current or past intimate partners. After the ribbons are tied, we will hold a vigil to remember Karen Salvino.

For more information feel free to visit the Between Friends website here or utilize the contact information listed below:

Colleen Norton, MSW

Prevention & Education Manager

Between Friends

Building a Community Without Domestic Violence

773-274-5232 extension 26

cnorton@betweenfriendschicago.org

Women Who Dared – Telling Women’s Stories, Giving Women Voices

We would love to see you our annual event, Women Who Dared – Telling Women’s Stories, Giving Women Voices. Women Who Dared is a cocktail reception and fundraiser. This event is the Chapter’s opportunity to thank Chicago leaders for their contributions to the feminist community. We would be honored to have your help in making this year’s event a success.

This year, we are proud to honor Jody Raphael, Senior Research Fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul College of Law and a visiting professor at DePaul College of Law, and Rachel Durchslag, Executive Director and Founder of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE).

The reception will take place on September 29, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm at Mars Gallery in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood www.marsgallery.com.

For more ticketing information and to purchase your tickets go here.

Northalsted Market Days

Want to volunteer with Chicago NOW and Equality IL during Chicago’s Market Days on Aug. 7 & 8? We need people to help with voter registration! Interested?

Contact Melissa at melissasatterlee@hotmail.com for further details!

To learn more about the Northalsted Market Days check out details here.

June Events!!!

Join Chicago NOW for a LGBTQ informational panel

    When: Tuesday June 15th
    Time: 8pm – 9pm
    Where: YWCA
    Address: XX
    Why: Chicago NOW will have a speaker come out to discuss current issues around marriage equailty and what YOU and WE can do to help further the cause.
    Cost: FREE
    Contact Melissa Satterlee at melissasatterlee@hotmail.com if you have any questions or would like to attend this event.

    Join Chicago NOW for a fun, Pre-Pride fundraiser at T’s Bar and Restaurant!

      When: Thursday June17th
      Time: 7pm-11pm
      Where: T’s Bar and Restaurant
      Address: 5025 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
      Why: Chicago NOW will be guest bartending in the back bar and will receive 10% of the night’s sales.  Proceeds from this event will go toward the purchase of male and female condoms to distribute at Pride.
      Cost: No entry costs, just come out and drink your favorite brew
      Contact Melissa Satterlee at melissasatterlee@hotmail.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at this event.

      Join Chicago NOW at Pride!

        When: Sunday June 27th
        Time: To be determined
        Where: To be determined
        Cost: FREE

        Contact Melissa Satterlee at melissasatterlee@hotmail.com if you are interested in walking in the parade with Chicago NOW or need further details as they develop.