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Revel in the Revolution! September 8th, 2014

RevelPlease join the 8th Day Center on Saturday, September 20, as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary! This year’s Revel in the Revolution will feature keynote speaker José López, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, and the presentation of the 4th Annual Mary Elsbernd Award to Rasmea Odeh of the Arab American Action Network. This 40th birthday will be celebrated with dancing, lunch, raffles, and a silent auction. Please join in the fun!





Saturday, September 20, 2014

2:00 – 5:00pm

Jean Marie Ryan Center

Misericordia Campus

6300 N. Ridge Avenue


Click Here to Register


Join the 8th Day Center Celebration: Revel in the Revolution! July 31st, 2013

Revel-2013-logo-sidebarSave the Date: 8th Day Center for Justice invites you to their annual celebration, Revel in the Revolution, on Saturday, September 21!

The theme for the revelry is Roll Away the Stone, featuring Sr. Pat Farrell, OSF, who will share her thoughts on how we roll away the stone during these times of austerity in the Church and the world.

The 3rd Annual Mary Elsbernd, OSF Award will be presented to immigrant justice and anti-torture activist Sr. Benita Coffee, OSB.

There are many ways to support the event…

Click here to make your reservation today or to get more info! 

Tickets: $60 | $30 for student/limited income.

Volunteer Tickets: $15 suggested donation. 
Contact to volunteer.

Can’t make the event? Consider a donation! 

Click here to purchase raffle tickets and participate in the online silent auction! 

Revel in the Revolution: Living Out Loud

Presented by 8th Day Center for Justice

Saturday, September 21, 2 – 5pm

Irish American Heritage Center

4626 N. Knox Ave Chicago 60630

Contact: Joyce (, 312.641.5151)


The 8th Day Center in Chicago Supports Occupy Wall Street November 9th, 2011

Photo: From far right: 8th Day staff members Kathleen Desautels, SP, Mary Ellen Madden, Staff for BVMs, Gwen Farry, BVM, Liz Deligio, Staff for FSPAs, Joellen McCarthy, BVM and 8th Day Associate, Barbara Corcoran join other activists at Occupy Chicago this past October. Photo courtesy of Angie Connolly, Sisters of Charity, BVM.

The 8th Day Center announced in their recent newsletter:

“As an organization whose values include cooperation, mutuality, nonviolence, and consensual decision making,

  • we support the right to peaceably assemble;
  • we support the non-hierarchical, organic, democratic, cooperative model of the Occupy Wall Street Movement;
  • we stand with the Occupy Wall Street Movement calling for a fundamental shift in power and resources and a co-created sustainable future for all.”

Learn more about the 8th Day Center and their work for social justice, including their exploration of the issues fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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