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Hoopla works with a wide variety of clients but we tend to stick to organizations with missions near and dear to our own hearts. We are proud to put our skills to work every day to help our clients continue changing the world.

Here is our calendar of events for the 2020 season. Click through to learn more about each organization, purchase a ticket or become a sponsor of an upcoming event, or support an organization whose event has already happened.

National Day of Racial Healing Circles

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, nation-wide and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. It seeks to unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism – the main one being the belief in a hierarchy of human value.  January 21 is National Day of Racial Healing.  Healing Circles will be facilitated at various locations around the city January 21-23, with a capstone event on the evening of the 23rd at Chicago Teachers Union.

Who:
Woods Fund Chicago
When:
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Where:
Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W Carroll Ave
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20th Annual ACE Mentor Program Chicago Luncheon

The 20th Anniversary ACE Mentor Program Luncheon brings together over 700 leaders in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering and raises funds to provide renewable four-year college scholarships, helping to build a healthy workforce in these fields.  This special commemorative year means ACE is looking back at everything its accomplished and forward to everything that’s possible. 

Who:
ACE Mentor Program Chicago
When:
Friday, March 6, 2020
Where:
Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S Michigan Ave
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Sounds of Silence 2020

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is one of the city’s first and largest domestic violence agencies, serving survivors of family violence for over 40 years.  CAWC’s annual gala, Sounds of Silence, celebrates success stories of the thousands of victims and their children that CAWC guides each year from crisis to confidence. 

Who:
Connections for Abused Women and their Children
When:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Where:
Hyatt Regency, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr
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Doc10 Film Festival

Presented by the Chicago Media Project, Doc10 is Chicago’s only festival of its kind, featuring 10 supremely real stories on screen.  This year’s documentary gems promise to inspire, provoke, and transform.

Who:
Doc10 Film Festival
When:
Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 19, 2020
Where:
Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln Ave
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Win the Midwest

Movement Voter Project (MVP) helps local community-based organizations, with a focus on youth and communities of color, develop progressive power at all levels of government.  Win the Midwest, its first nation-wide event, will focus energy and define strategies for 2020 elections.

Who:
Movement Voter Project
When:
Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Where:
Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W Fulton Market
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Play it Forward!

Intonation works to give all Chicago children opportunities to learn, strum, sing, and perform music while they gain confidence to take charge of their direction.  This concert is their chance to showcase their success; to amplify the voices and instruments of their students and earn support.

Who:
Intonation
When:
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Where:
Metro, 3730 N Clark St
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The Ounce It’s Good Business to Invest in Young Children Annual Luncheon

Since 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has persistently pursued a single goal: that all children living in America—particularly those born into poverty—have quality early childhood experiences in the crucial first five years of life.

Who:
The Ounce of Prevention Fund
When:
Monday, April 27, 2020
Where:
Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S Michigan Ave
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Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s Annual Benefit

Psychoanalysis is about what makes people people.  CPI studies what contributes to our emotional well-being and how psychoanalysis resonates in all our relationships, our work and our play, whether at home, work, or within our community.

Who:
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
When:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Where:
University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St
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Public Humanities Award Luncheon

Illinois Humanities works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media & journalism, economy, and art. Using the humanities as a tool to stimulate discussion, IH creates experiences across Illinois through programming, events, and grantmaking to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.

Who:
Illinois Humanities
When:
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Where:
InterContinental Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave
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Sixth Annual Power of Community Benefit

Norwegian American Hospital in Humboldt Park is community-based, program-rich, and over 100 years old.  The Foundation’s annual benefit transforms community power into hospital advancements and expansion.

Who:
Norwegian American Hospital Foundation
When:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Where:
Four Seasons, 120 E Delaware Pl
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2020 Lead On! Gala

The “Lead On!” gala recognizes visionaries, individuals, or institutions who have reframed the understanding of people with disabilities and who have created positive chance in our communities.  This year will celebrate 40 years of Access Living’s activism and honor the life and legacy of Marca Bristo, Access Living’s late beloved Executive Director and founder.

Who:
Access Living
When:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Where:
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E Grand Ave
Support