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Get informed: 3 government and politics events in Chicago this weekend

Get informed: 3 government and politics events in Chicago this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on January 10, 2019.

Looking to get involved in politics and government?

From a citizenship application workshop to a mayoral candidates forum, here's a rundown of local happenings in Chicago this weekend that will connect you to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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Low-Cost Citizenship Workshop

If you're a green card holder interested in a path to U.S. citizenship, head to the Saturday morning workshop at World Relief Chicago. Volunteer attorneys from the nonprofit will be on hand to discuss your eligibility. Admission is free, but click below for details on required documents and application fees before you go.

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: World Relief Chicago, 3507 W. Lawrence Ave.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Mayoral Candidate Forum: One Chicago for All

Calling all Austin residents: If you've envisioned a better Chicago, you're invited to a mayoral forum this Saturday hosted, by One Chicago for All Alliance.

Attendees will hear what the candidates have to say on quality of life issues affecting communities of color, like affordable housing, equitably funded education, police reform efforts and more.

While the free community bus is full, there's still time to register for the forum.

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where:  UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

A Chat with Toni Preckwinkle

Lastly, this Sunday, get off the couch and get informed about local politics. Join the Cook County board president at the AKArama Foundation for a talk on how government affects individuals.

Got a burning question? Click below for details on emailing it to the organization ahead of the chat. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m.
Where: AKArama Foundation, Incorporated Community Service Center, 6220 S. Ingleside Ave.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets