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Citizen Advocacy Center

The Citiizen Adovacy Center

The Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit, non-partisan community legal organization dedicated to building democracy for the 21st century. Center community lawyers and volunteers focus on strengthening the citizenry’s capacity and motivation to participate in civic affairs, building community resources, and improving democratic protocols within our community institutions. Through public education, community organizing, issue advocacy, and precedent-setting litigation in state and federal courts, the Center forges ahead with programs to advance civic life. The Center is a free public resource to the community.

Our storefront is located at 238 N. York Road in downtown Elmhurst and houses the Open Forum, a space that provides citizens the opportunity to: obtain free civic materials, ask our two full-time community lawyers questions on matters of public concern, engage in civic discussion, access electronic information, make videos, learn about local issues, attend training workshops, and develop skills for participating in the civic affairs.

Website:  http://www.citizenadvocacycenter.org

Contact Information:
238 N. York Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-0420

Phone: (630) 833-4080
Fax: (630) 833-4083

Email: cac@citizenadvocacycenter.org

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Center for Campus Free Speech

Center for Campus Free Speech

Mission
Universities improve the quality of our society and strengthen future leaders through the discovery of new knowledge and the questioning of conventional wisdom. These goals are best achieved in a thriving marketplace of ideas whose participants are actively encouraged to seek out and exchange new ideas while exploring a diverse array of opinions.

This mission extends beyond the classroom to extracurricular opportunities created by students to enhance their higher education experience. Students translate academic lessons into hands-on experience through internship programs, leadership positions, and volunteer opportunities within groups they create and support. The entire campus community benefits from the cultural events, public policy debates, and guest speakers provided by student organizations and programs.

There have been numerous legal, legislative and administrative initiatives to stifle the voices of students by restricting access to student fees, limiting access to university facilities and censoring student publications, all of which has a detrimental impact on the quality of the university experience. The university provides an important platform for the expression of a multitude of opinions and deserves heightened protection from attacks on freedom of speech.

The Center for Campus Free Speech was created by a variety of members of the higher education community – students, faculty, administrators, and others – to protect and to promote free speech on campuses. The Center acts as a clearinghouse of information, provides specialized support to campuses, and connects concerned educators, administrators, lawyers and students into a national network. The Center draws advice and guidance from a group of leaders in the higher education and legal communities.

Website: http://www.campusspeech.org
Contact Information:
Center for Campus Free Speech
407 S. Dearborn, Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-291-0396

Email: center@campusspeech.org

Play for Peace

Play for Peace

At Play for Peace, we teach people to be leaders for peace and how to live and play together in creating more peaceful communities. Play for Peace is a global organization, now in its 10th year, which brings together children, youth and organizations from communities in conflict. As part of our community development initiatives, we use play to promote relationships among people whose communities suffer from a history of cross-cultural tensions. Play is one of the primary ways that human beings learn.

In this non-threatening environment, children have the opportunity to play with peers from other cultures and communities consistently, over time. Play for Peace is all about change—changing the way people relate to each other.

OUR OBJECTIVES:
– To promote positive relationships among the people of societies in conflict.
-To foster leaders for peace around the world.
-To build self-sustaining learning communities in which all of our regions work interdependently to build a more peaceful world.
-To create a non-threatening environment, free from fear, in which people of all ages can experience the joy of play.

Website: http://www.playforpeace.org

Contact Information:
1 E. Superior St.
Suite 304,
Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA

Phone: 773-275-0077, Fax: 773-275-3385
Email address: info@playforpeace.org

The Declaration of Peace

The Declaration of Peace

The Declaration of Peace is a grassroots nonviolent action campaign calling on the US government to establish a comprehensive plan to end the US war and occupation in Iraq. It is working to stop US military escalation in Iraq, to defund the war, to bring the troops home safely, and to support a comprehensive peace process.

Last September 21-28, thousands of people and over 500 endorsing organizations participated in 375 Declaration of Peace event in cities and towns across the United State. These public actions for peace were the culmination of a four-month initiative to call on members of Congress to publicly commit to co-sign legislation to bring the US troops home safely and to support a plan for a just and lasting peace. One of the objectives of this campaign was to contribute to making the fall mid-term Congressional elections a referendum on the war.

Website: http://declarationofpeace.org

Email address: info@declarationofpeace.org
Phone: 773-777-7858

The Peace Alliance

The Peace Alliance

Participate in an historic citizen lobbying effort to create a U.S. Department of Peace. There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 808). This landmark measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict.

Domestically, the Department of Peace will develop policies and allocate resources to effectively reduce the levels of domestic and gang violence, child abuse, and various other forms of societal discord. Internationally, the Department will advise the President and Congress on the most sophisticated ideas and techniques regarding peace-creation among nations. Join us now. Create a Department of Peace.

Website: http://www.thepeacealliance.org

Contact Information for Illinois Committee Members:

Jeannette Kravitz jkravitz@peacejourney.com
Phone: 312.573.1113 extension 33

Scott Roos slrooster@aol.com

Chicago Area Peace Corps Association


The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA)

The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) brings together more than 400 returned Peace Corps Volunteers who live and work in the Chicago area. Organized in 1979 and incorporated in 1991 as a non-profit organization, CAPCA is affiliated with the Washington, D.C. based National Peace Corps Association.

Mission
CAPCA ‘s primary objective is to fulfill, in the Chicago area, the mission of the National Peace Corps Association: Continue to work for world peace, understanding, and well-being, with an emphasis on bringing the world back home. The group works for this objective by funding Peace Corps Partnership projects, supporting youth programs that offer leadership and cross-cultural experiences, and providing speakers to organizations interested in the Peace Corps and international development. In addition, CAPCA coordinates a variety of volunteer projects that benefit local community service agencies.

Website: http://www.capca.org

Contact Information:

CAPCA
P.O. Box 1149
Chicago, IL 60690
Email address: cjanes1999@kellogg.northwestern.edu