2021 Public Training Series

A Civics Education Crafted for Chicago Organizers

The Chicago Votes bi-weekly training series includes community trainings meant to educate young organizers on vital elements of our legislative process, building your organizer toolbelt, and reentry for formerly incarcerated people.

If you would like ASL interpretation services, please email alex@chicagovotes.com the trainings you plan to attend.

LGBTQIA Movement and Mass Incarceration

POSTPONED! We will update you on the new date soon!

Led by activist and organizer James Deere, this training outlines the history of LGBTQ+ issues and how they intersect with carceral issues, as well as contemporary efforts to address these issues. 

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Direct Action Training

October 8th, 3-4:30pm

When planning and participating in a direct action, there is a lot to consider. What is the goal? What is the level of risk participants are okay with? What roles need to be identified and filled? Here to help, is Antonio Gutierrez from OCAD (Organized Communities Against Deportations). Antonio will provide participants with information and resources to consider when organizing a direct action in the city.

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Catch Up on Previous Trainings on YouTube!

There is no need to fret! All of our public trainings are recorded and uploaded to YouTube.