March 2018 Meeting

Join us this Thursday night!

Thursday evening 7:30 to 9:00 Connect members will gather for their monthly ‘First Thursday’ meeting at Feed in downtown Kankakee: 259 S Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, Illinois 60901.

Scene from Women's March Kankakee

As the above image of the Woman’s March in Kankakee illustrates- an initiative organized by Connect members- we are establishing a collective voice that resonates with those in the community that share our vision. What are your ideas and concerns?

This month’s agenda items include:
-Welcome new faces
-Women’s March feedback/plan for future: re-brand?
-Brief of county board meeting visit and meeting with sheriff
-Newsletter Committee formation: update?
-Billboard Project: introduction and feedback
-Input from community members
-Suggestions for next month’s Agenda

Connect members welcome input from all residents of the greater Kankakee area who seek ways to take action locally to benefit community members of all backgrounds. Stop by and bring a friend!

Harvest of Empire

Skyline with Statue of Liberty

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 PM

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Come join us at Feed Arts & Cultural Center, 259 S. Schuyler in Downtown Kankakee for a screening of this informative film. A discussion led by Patricia Santoro-Marin follows the screening.

This event is free and open to the public.

Becoming Immigrant Allies

On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 we hosted a session on “Becoming Immigrant Allies: Understanding the Complexities of our Broken Immigration System” at Feed Arts & Cultural Center in Downtown Kankakee.

Mireya Luna, Immigrant Advocate with The Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project (SSIP) helped us to explore the history of immigration and our current immigration laws. A packed house learned to move towards becoming an ally for change.

You can always find the list of upcoming events here on our website, or in the events tab of our Facebook page.