Chicago Events

Take Action with Chicago Earth Day to May Day

The Earth Day to May Day Chicago Coalition unites labor, community and environmental justice organizations during this public health, economic, and environmental justice crisis.

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Earth day to May Day Press Conference

April 16th at 10:30am | A zoom call will be livestreamed on Sunrise Movement Chicago’s facebook page


Spanish Language Essential Worker Town Hall

April 16th 8pm


Sunrise Virtual Art Build

April 18th at 12pm

Join Sunrise Movement Chicago in making art for Earth Day, there will be multiple suggested projects based on art experience and what supplies you have access to, register at


Chicago Teachers Union Green Economic Recovery Teach- In

April 20th at 3:30pm

Chicago Teachers Union  members will have a Zoom teach-in with progressive scholars Daniel Aldana Cohen and Akira Drake Rodriguez on what a green economic recovery could look like for our communities and our schools. Professor Cohen is co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green Deal and Professor Rodriguez studies how disenfranchised groups gain access and sustain urban political power.  Event link to come.


Earth Day Town Hall

April 22nd at 12pm

Hosted by the Earth Day to May Day Coalition.  COVID-19 is a crisis for all, with specific danger to vulnerable populations: workers, undocumented immigrants, Black, brown, Indigenous, frontline communities, people with disabilities, and incarcerated people.  Now more than ever we are called to action. Join us to grapple together with the rapidly changing political landscape and take action together as we build the strong community, labor, and environmental justice partnerships we so desperately need.  Head to and register for the zoom link or join us on facebook live.


IL Youth Climate Movement Earth Day Event

April 22nd at 6pm
More details to come.


Stop the Money Pipeline Actions

April 23rd All Day

As part of Earth Day Live 2020, April 23rd is Stop the Money Pipeline Day of Action. Across the country, thousands will rise up to hold the financial backers of the fossil fuel industry accountable. Join us in taking action online and safely in the streets, respecting physical distancing, if you can! See more via facebook and action network.


Democratize Com-Ed 101

April 25th 1pm

Learn more about Democratize Com-Ed, get the information for the zoom call and more here.


Front Line Worker Cultural Event Event

April 25th 7pm

Join Warehouse Workers for Justice, Sunrise, and others from the Earth Day to May Day coalition for an evening filled with musical guests and community while we grapple with the experiences workers are having on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Get details here >>


Call-in Day on water shut offs and restoring access across Illinois

April 29th All Day

Join Food and Water Watch to call on Illinois elected officials Governor Pritzker and Attorney General Kwame Raoul.  More details to come.


Stories from Front Line Communities

April 29th 7pm

Hear stories from folks that are a part of front line communities being impacted by the interactions of labor injustice, environmental injustice, and the COVID-19 crisis.  More details to come.


May Day

May 1st

May Day will be a call to action for many to fight for the labor rights we all deserve, more now than ever as COVID-19 impacts our workplaces.  More details to come.