The Progressive 
News of the Democratic Party of Oak Park
Don Harmon, Committeeman           Jerry Delaney, Committeewoman  
December 6, 2017    
                        
   
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     In this Issue of The Progressive:   
  • Conversation with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color Of Law, December 7
  • DPOP annual Holiday Brunch, December 9
  • Phone bank for ACA open enrollment, Thursdays
  • Upcoming DPOP events
  • Fundraiser for West Side organizations, December 7
  • Oak Park Vigil to End Gun Violence, December 7
  • PASO naturalization workshop, December 12
  • Deputy Voter Registrar training, December 12




TOMORROW - CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD ROTHSTEIN
AUTHOR OF THE COLOR OF LAW, DECEMBER 7


The Anti-Racism Committee of the Democratic Party of Oak Park and the Oak Park Regional Housing Center are cohosting an important event at 10:00am tomorrow, Thursday, December 7, at Oak Park Library.
 
Richard Rothstein, the author of THE COLOR OF LAW will discuss his important book with local integration expert, Dan Lauber.  

This powerful book presents a disturbing historical overview of how our government and communities have deliberately supported segregation through years of housing laws.THE COLOR OF LAW was nominated this year for the National Book Award.

To better understand of the importance of this book, visit www.youtube.com/watch  to see Richard Rothstein talking with Ta-Nehisi Coates about THE COLOR OF LAW, and www.nytimes.com/books/review/richard-rothstein-color-of-law-forgotten-history to read the New York Times' book review. 

DPOP HOLIDAY BRUNCH, DECEMBER 9

PHONE BANK FOR ACA , THURSDAYS


ACA phone bank
5:00-8:00pm, Thursday, December 7 & 14
DPOP, 6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park

Join us for phone banks to let people know about ACA Open Enrollment, which has a limited time period this year. Thursday evenings, December 7th and 14th at DPOP. 

UPCOMING DPOP EVENTS

Indivisible Oak Park Area meeting,  All social time! Celebrate a year of resistance & progress!
6:30-8:30pm, Monday, December 10
FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

FUNDRAISER FOR WEST SIDE ORGANIZATIONS, DECEMBER 7

















Fundraiser in solidarity with neighbors from the Greater West Side
6:30-8:30pm,Thursday, December 7
Live Cafe & Creative Space
163 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

Fundraiser to benefit the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago and Neighbors United for Nonviolence: Greater West Side. There are no tickets to buy - donations can be made at the event with cash, check, or credit card. Come out to support these 2 fine organizations.

OAK PARK VIGIL TO END GUN VIOLENCE, DECEMBER 7


Oak Park/River Forest Vigil to End Gun Violence
7:00pm, Thursday, December 7
First United Church of Oak Park
848 Lake Street, Oak Park

 NATURALIZATION WORKSHOP, DECEMBER 12

PASO Naturalization Workshop
10:00am -3:00pm, Tuesday, December 12
PASO - West Suburban Action Project
3415 W North Avenue, Melrose Park  

If you are eligible for naturalization, schedule an appointment to get assistance with the application.


DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING, DECEMBER 12
Deputy Registrar Training
7:00pm, Tuesday, December 12
Oak Park Library, Community Engagement Space
834 Lake Street, Oak Park

Interested in becoming a Deputy Registrar and registering new voters? Well, another training opportunity is scheduled. Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the training will be Tuesday, December 12, 7:00pm, in the main floor Community Engagement Space of the Oak Park Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park. RSVP your name and address to geaacpoliticallyaware@yahoo.com no later than Thursday, December 7. Take advantage of this timely opportunity!

The Democratic Party of Oak Park, Don Harmon, Committeeman
6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park
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