PO Box Poetry Reading Series

This popular monthly event features in-person readings with local poets.

The September reading features Aunty, Adam Gottlieb, and Sarah Peecher.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Queer Bachata Social

The 1st ever Bachata Social at PO Box collective starts with a warmup and intro to the fundamentals of Dominican Bachata, including partner dancing without the gendered assumptions about leading and following. No partner or previous experience required.

Class is followed by a dance party to practice your moves from 8-10:30pm. Allies welcome if they honor the QTBIPOC-centered space.

Masks are required in the building.

Put your party $ towards a just cause! We will be taking donations for the Community Care Collective of the 33rd Ward going toward breakfast and lunch cooked with love by new arrival families for the ~50 fellow asylum seekers staying at the 17th police station.

At the event you will also have the chance to donate to PO Box collective to help keep the lights on at this all-volunteer intergenerational social practice center dedicated to building Rogers Park community through radical art making, mutual aid & programming.

About your host: Ana is a queer Dominican community organizer out to host an inclusive social space that brings their community together through dancing while supporting just causes.

Please purchase tickets ahead, walk-ins subject to space capacity limits. Tickets here:

Doc Chicago Meet-Up: Works-in-Progress

Area filmmakers screen and discuss documentary works-in-progress.
Tonight we will view and discuss a short work by Dinesh Sabu and one other piece.
And as always, please bring a beverage or snack to share if you feel so inclined 🙂

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest at the PO Box

What we’ve been waiting all year for! Come join the PO Box Collective in screen printing, gathering, and refreshment sharing as we celebrate and support the community!

Black August Community Event

Join a coalition of community organizers who are engaged in revolutionary work, for a family-friendly community event celebrating Black and Trans Resistance!

We are uniting to pay tribute to the true heroes, martyrs, and history of our ongoing struggle for liberation.

What to expect:
â—¦ dynamic political education about our history, our struggle
◦ beautiful cultural performances from some of our most talented�community members
â—¦ family and kid-friendly activities
â—¦ radical TDOR art walk
â—¦ memorial alter and vigil
And FREE FOOD from Bumbu Roux!!

PO Box Poetry Reading Series

This popular monthly event features in-person readings with local poets.

The August reading features Helene Achanzar, Francesca Kritikos, and Phoebe Pan.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Keep our People Free, Keep our Families Together

Join the Children’s Best Interest Project to learn:

  • Why it’s important to prevent parental incarceration and child-parent separation
  • How the Children’s Best Interest Act helps
  • What is the role of Family Impact Statements
  • How community members can have a role in participatory defense and spread the word about this new law

We will hear from Joanne Archibald, a formerly incarcerated mother, about her son’s experience; and from Gail Smith, an attorney working with defense lawyers to prevent parental incarceration.

PO Box Poetry Reading Series

This popular monthly event features in-person readings with local poets.

The July reading features Ari Banias, Mar Garcia & Mitch Monroy.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Let This Radicalize You – Kelly Hayes reading & signing

Join us to celebrate the release of “Let This Radicalize You,” by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba! Special guest and co-author Kelly Hayes will be there to read from the book and sign copies.
Let This Radicalize You is a practical and imaginative resource for activists and organizers building power in an era of destabilization and catastrophe. The book is intended to aid and empower activists and organizers as they attempt to map their own journeys through the work of justice-making.
Co-author Kelly Hayes is a Menominee author, organizer, movement educator, and photographer. She is also the host of Truthout’s podcast Movement Memos. Hayes is a cofounder of the Lifted Voices collective and the Chicago Light Brigade.

Know Your Rights Training for Tenants

Join us for this FREE Tenants Rights workshop facilitated by Uptown People’s Law Center.
Learn your rights about repairs, renting with a record, and other issues. ***BRING YOUR LEASE***