Take Action

What does an American look like? Who is welcome in this country? What is every American’s duty in the face of racist government action?

The Take Action Room at Alphawood Gallery is dedicated to advocacy. Resources and materials are available to encourage visitors to reflect and take action toward creating change. Alphawood Gallery will provide information and services related to legal aid, refugee and immigration services, voting rights, healthcare access, employment rights and more. Featured partner organizations will offer an ongoing schedule of activities including “Know Your Rights” training, educational workshops and organizing toolkits.

Action Room Events

Free Immigration Law Clinic

Thu, Aug 10, 4-7PM
Thu, Sep 14, 4-7PM
Thu, Oct 19, 4-7PM
Thu, Nov 9, 4-7PM

Alphawood Gallery partners with the Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA) to provide free confidential immigration screenings that will assess each participant’s potential risks or concerns. Attorneys will offer consultations, outlining available options and advising on future steps. Depending on the client’s situation and eligibility, CALA may offer additional legal services or referrals. CALA is a nonprofit organization that unites lawyers and activists in a collaborative pursuit for justice by leveraging legal services to benefit the most marginalized communities and individuals.


Letter Writing Meetup

Wed, Aug 16, 5-8PM
Sun, Aug 27, 12- 4PM
Wed, Sep 13, 5-8PM
Sun, Sep 24, 12-4PM
Wed, Oct 11, 5-8P
Sun, Oct 22, 12-4PM
Wed, Nov 8, 5-8PM

Are you interested in becoming a pen pal to an LGBTQ-identified person in prison? Alphawood Gallery partners with Black & Pink to provide dedicated time and space to write notes or ask questions about Black & Pink’s ongoing letter-writing project. Participants learn more about the pen pal process, expectations, resources, do’s and don’ts and get matched with a pen pal. Black & Pink Chicago is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support one another.

Get Involved

Interested in utilizing the Take Action Room to provide services to the community, host a training, conduct a workshop or simply have an organizing meeting? Get in touch!

Local Representatives

Here you can find your Elected Officials, how to contact them, bills they’ve introduced, committees they serve on and political contributions they’ve received. Learn more. 

Educational Resources

For more detailed information about tour themes by grade level, view the Teacher Resources.