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Defacing the Monument: A Reading in Support of Kino Border Initiative Recommended Free

Thursday 8/6 7-8pm, broadcast YouTube Live

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Poet, Susan Briante, writer Cristina Rivera Garza, poet and activist Anthony Cody, and activist Joanna Williams will be apart of Pilsen Community's Books' Kino Border Initiative (KBI) program. Streamed on YouTube Live, the writers and activists will be hosting a reading and conversation at 7pm. The talk will be in support of KBI, an organization that works with migration, the U.S./Mexico border immigration policies, and promotes direct humanitarian assistance. Once registered, the event link will be sent to your email.

Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown All Ages

Fri., Aug. 7, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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A live presentation from the Bitch Sesh podcast hosts, Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider. 7 PM show is sold out. 773-929-5959

CAC Live: Retail Revolution on State Street with Brian Kelly Agenda

Sat., Aug. 8, 1 p.m.

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A presentation on Zoom hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center, featuring center docent and South Shore native Brian Kelly talking about architecturally significant department stores and the retail history of State Street.

Jimmy Dore 17+ Agenda

Sun., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.
Thalia Hall 1807 S. Allport Ave., Chicago Pilsen/Little Village

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The YouTuber brings his live show to Thalia Hall, discussing politicians and “corporate journalism.” 312-526-3851

CAC Live: History of the "L" virtual walking tour with Mike McMains Recommended Free Agenda

Tue., Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Center docent McMains leads a livestream tour of Chicago's elevated train system including answering questions live in the comments, via the CAC's Facebook page.

Purpose & Passion with Eboni Montsho and Shelonda Hassell-Adegbaye

Sat., Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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An online workshop on finding purpose, with a portion of the proceeds donated to non-profit organizations that serve survivors of domestic violence.

CAC Live: Churches by Bus Anniversary program Recommended Agenda

Sat., Aug. 29

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An online presentation via Zoom hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their annual Churches by Bus tour that highlights the evolution of church architecture in Chicago.