CIOGC Board Director and Zakat Foundation of America Executive Director Halil Demir recently joined several organizations including Arise Chicago at an organizing meeting at the Pilsen Center to prepare for May Day/International Workers Day activities on May 1. Approximately 20 social justice organizations were represented at the meeting in which community leaders strategized and discussed logistics for May Day events. Due to the large coalition of organizations participating in the actions, Demir suggested creating a communication center so that participants can be informed about what is happening on a daily basis. The group also discussed planning for International Women’s Day on March 8. CIOGC will be sharing more information about these events as details come.