Chicago Network for Justice & Peace

Service Programs for 2023-2024


1. Harriet Tubman Elementary School Chicago. Mentoring, Math tutoring, Equipment. High School Placement.

2. ARTS. We continue to provide support and opportunity to artists and art organizations that present works of art for public conversation, in particularworks focused on the development of community and civil society.

For example, in collaboration with The Guild, we co-sponsored two special events in Chicago in October 2023: a conversation with Luis J. Rodriguez on his literary work at the Chicago History Museum; and a conversation with Mario Venegas at Haymarket House on Chile — 50 years of protest and change after the violent overthrow of Allende.

3. CHICAGO CITY OF REFUGE INITIATIVE. Face Book Page ‘Chicago City of Refuge.’ In collaboration with PEN International and in response to the worldwide attack on the freedom of writers to create and publish and on the freedom of journalists to investigate and to publish their works, our Network of individuals and organizations has focused on providing assistance and opportunity to those writers and organizations unjustly persecuted for the non-violent expression of their creativity, opinions, and fact-finding endeavors.

4. CONFERENCES. We give support to conferences on linguistic rights, on the practice and conservation of the literary arts, and on the protection of writers at risk for exercising their literary rights to work and to promulgate the nonviolent expression of their opinions. We focus on organizations that promote conversations across cultural, national, and geo-physical boundaries.

5. LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES. We give support to libraries, and especially to archival projects, that work to preserve documents and data of vital interest to the communities we serve. For example: Loyola University Libraries and Gannon Center Archives for Women and Leadership and Leadership.

6. PEN San Miguel Center (Guanajuato, Mexico). We enjoy a long-standing collaboration with PEN San Miguel Center on various projects, especially on rapid action interventions (RANs) on behalf of writers at risk in Mexico, Turkey, China, and other countries and regions.

7. El OTRO LADO [ ] and TABOR HOUSE (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) [] We support individuals and organizations that work to re-build community through the practice of the literary arts in societies torn apart by violence and civil disintegration.

Our 2023 Financial Report has been filed with the Attorney General of the State of Illinois. This report is available to the public. Please contact the Attorney General of the State of Illinois for a copy of the report and for information on the status of CNJP.

Please contact Nick Patricca at [email protected] for further information on our projects and how you might contribute your talents and resources to our work.

We believe that legal and economic literacy are essential components of literacy itself and are necessary for the proper exercise of citizenship in our contemporary world.

Our board of directors is a working board. 100% of monies contributed to CNJP is used in support of our mission and programming.

Our legal name is: CHICAGO NETWORK. We do business as CHICAGO NETWORK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE. We are a 501 c 3 not for profit educational organization recognized by the IRS and registered with the State of Illinois and the County of Cook. Our tax ID number is: 36 – 4306019.

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