NATO Summit Underway

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsWith NATO commencing Sunday May 20, Chicago is already playing host to several rallies and protests in various neighborhoods. From groups rallying against immigration deportations, to foreclosed homes, environmental action and everything in between, there is something that fits the agenda of those who would like to participate. With the help of our friends at Community Media Workshop, we have compiled a list of events in the days leading up to the NATO summit.

Counter Summit for Peace and Economic Justice
Type: Rally, Speaker, Training, NATO in Afghanistan
9:30am May 18 – 4:30pm May 19
People’s Church, 941 W Lawrence

Thursday, May 17 2012
Occupy Chicago Press Conference / Day of Environmental Action

Type: Rally, Community
2:00pm – 4:30pm
BIKE MASS: Jackson and LaSalle, 2pm. ACTION: 180 N. Stetson Ave, 3pm, 4pm

Friday, May 18 2012
Brazil: Real Politics and Economics
Type: Speaker, The Council
7:30am – 8:45am, May 18
The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street
$30, ”Business attire is required”

National Nurses United: Chicago Rally to Protest Global 1percent
Type: Protest
11:00am – 2:00pm, May 18
Daley Plaza
Saturday, May 19 2012

Take the Fight to Rahm’s House
Type: Protest
10:00am – Noon, May 19
Irving Park Brown Line Stop

Student Movements Confront the 1 percent
Type: Protest, Speaker
5:00pm – 8:00pm, May 19
800 S. Halsted, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Sunday, May 20 2012
Chicago NATO Summit Begins

Noon, May 20

Main Protest Rally and March
Type: Protest, NATO in Afghanistan
Assemble at Noon, May 20
Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park, corner Jackson and Columbus, Chicago

Madeline K. Albright: Women as Leaders
Type: Speaker, The Council
Advance registration by Friday, May 18 is required. “Business attire is required”
1:00pm – 2:30pm, May 20
InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue

Iraq / Afghanistan Veterans Give Back Service Medals
Type: Protest, Veterans, NATO in Afghanistan
Michigan Ave. & E. Cermak Rd.

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