Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) works to promote justice and peace by educating and mobilizing Chicago Area residents and students to promote human and planet oriented policies. Learn more >>
U.S. leaders of both major parties allocate $1 trillion in public funds to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and over 50% of our annual Discretionary Budget on an already colossal Pentagon, despite public opinion against such spending. Meanwhile, spending on schools, healthcare, and infrastructure which has public support is denied.
Join CAPA’s Foreign Policy Working Group to challenge U.S. militarism, imperialism, impunity, and harmful ideologies like “American exceptionalism” and “full spectrum dominance”.
As ocean levels increase, swaths of the planet dry up, and extreme storms batter population centers, the danger and possibility of conflict around the world rises. CAPA recognizes the relation between climate change and the future of peace. Urgent action must be taken to address, adapt to, and fight the effects of climate change.
Join the CAPA Climate Group to rise up for people and planet! We work to change racially and economically unjust climate policies, to build life-affirming, sustainable change.
Dependency on a militaristic foreign policy and disregard for our impact on the climate will hurt future generations the most. CAPA works to empower the next wave of leaders by providing them tools and resources that will allow them to challenge the status quo.
CAPA’s Student Network currently includes CAPA DePaul, CAPA Loyola, and CAPA University of IL at Urbana-Champaign. We’re always looking to engage more student activists for peace — contact capa@chipeaceaction for more info on what CAPA Student Chapters entail!
Learn more about our mission, our history, meet the team, and find out how we spend the money.
Find out about upcoming events organized by CAPA, partners, and supporters.
Read about what leaders and experts in the field have to say about the movement.
If you would like more information, to volunteer, or intern for CAPA please contact us