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Previous Events:

What We Worry About: Chicago Writers on Protecting Our Beaches                        Saturday July 23, August 13, and September 10, 2011

Beach pollution caused 18,682 closings and swimming advisory days at ocean, bay and Great Lakes beaches in 2009. You can help! Take action through these beach clean-up events and hear the inspirational readings of Chicago writers about the importance of our beaches. Clean-ups will occur on Saturday, July 23rd, August 13th, and September 10th. Attend one or all events from 9:00-11:00 am at North Avenue Beach. If you would like to participate, please RSVP at with Catherine Game at


Collaborative art project, "eARTh actions", Celebrates Earth Day Year Round                Support GAA by Purchasing a Print!

In a year long celebration of Earth Day, a group of 75 friends and family united to creatively change their actions to have a positive impact on the environment. The group tried actions ranging from food preservation to 300 second showers to using handkerchiefs. Led by artist Catherine Game, the group's artistic reflections of their experience are now visually represented on one 24"x36" art poster print. The design mimics a quilt, symbolizing the coming together of many different types of people, reactions, and artwork in the project.

Collaborators voted to further the impact of their work by donating this piece to a non-profit to sell as a limited edition, fundraiser print. The Global Alliance of Artists is honored to have been selected as the recipient of such a donation, and hopes you will join in "eARTh actions" by purchasing a print and adopting the project's environmental actions. "eARTH actions" is printed with petroleum-free inks on fade-resistant paper from sustainably harvested forests.

Pre-order your print from April 22 - May 22, 2011 to receive a first round edition. To place an order, submit your shipping information and an $85 donation via PayPal or mail a check to our address.

Sample image:

Collaborators include: Catherine Game (Coordinator), Amanda Stone, Andrea Liberatore, Annie Gregory, Bob Hauser, Darlene Strand, Deb Pakkala, Erica Tauzer, Ericka Popovich, Ginni Henke, Joan Game, John Cawood, Karen Fredrickson, Katherine Dever, Katherine Hollins, Laura Beyer, Laura Holladay, Lauren Lebioda, Leah Penn Boris, Mallory Brown, Maria Jewett, Mary Beth Guild, Melisse Carr, Rebecca Cawood, Russell Game, Ustya Tarnawsky, and additional anonymous participants


Call for Writers: What We Worry About 2011 - ENTRY FEE WAIVED

Want to save our beaches and inspire others to help? Join us for the 2011 What We Worry About: Chicago Writers on Protecting our Beaches.

Beach pollution caused 18,682 closings and swimming advisory days at ocean, bay and Great Lakes beaches in 2009. Citizens can take action to prevent such pollution this summer with the Global Alliance of Artists (GAA). What We Worry About: Chicago Writers on Protecting Our Beaches is GAA’s second annual environmental art event featuring local writers and promoting healthy beaches. GAA is volunteering with the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program to host a morning beach clean-up filled with inspiring readings and messages.

GAA is seeking writers with a passion for protecting beaches to read at each of our three summer beach clean-up events. Writers are welcome to submit a work of fiction, poetry or nonfiction for an 8 to 10 minute reading at the event. Excerpts are also welcome.

Interested? Fill out an entry application (PDF, MSWord)


Arab Women and Financial Literacy - April 13, 2011

Global Alliance of Artists and SANAD Social Services Agency are co-hosting “Arab Women and Financial Literacy” at 3302 W. 63rd Street in Chicago, IL. The workshop is being offered on Wednesday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as part of Chicago’s Annual Money Smart Week. The workshop aims to help Arab and Arab-American women gain a better understanding of the role of money in their lives as well as the basics of financial literacy including how to open a savings and checking account, how to make a budget and managing credit cards and a good credit score. Panelists include Ghada Shalabi, 2nd Vice President, Northern Trust and Russ Game, President, Game and Associates Financial Services, Inc.

Money Smart Week Chicago, a registered service mark of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, offers more than 350 free, financial educational classes, seminars and activities around Chicagoland from April 2-9th. More information on Money Smart Week Chicago can be found at