All Chicago Open 2022

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All Chicago Open 2022

September 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

The primary purpose of any A.A. group “to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics who still suffers”. 


Come Celebrate the 2022 All Chicago Open: 

Saturday, September 24, 2022 

Chicago State University – Jones Convocation Center  

9501 South King Drive 

Doors Open: 6pm / Meeting Starts: 8pm 


Come see our two distinguished speakers and visit our selection at the literature table (cash only) 

FREE event (No advanced ticketing required) 

ASL, Spanish, and Polish translations provided at no charge  

Volunteers should arrive at 4pm the day of the event to receive an assignment 



What is the All Chicago Open?  

We welcome thousands of A.A. members from around the country to an OPEN meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.  This meeting is OPEN to anyone to attend including friends, family members, and non-drinkers The program includes two distinguished speakers from the Chicagoland chosen carefully by their peers to share experience, strength and hope. 


Volunteers will also be available to discuss the disease of alcoholism and service opportunities.  The large literature table, sobriety countdown, and much more are not to be missed. 


What does the All Chicago Open celebrate? 

We are celebrating the first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting held in the Chicago area.  The first meeting in Chicagoland was held September 20th, 1939, in the apartment of Earl and Katie T. Sober since 1937, Earl met with 5 other alcoholics and two non-alcoholics present that night. 


Who can attend? 

EVERYONE!  Whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic that is interested in the topic of alcoholism, all are welcome —especially newcomers. 


How can I get more involved and volunteer to be of service? 

We are looking for committee members and volunteers.  Please help during the event as a greeter, a collector of the 7th tradition, a “ssssssssssshushers”, at the literature table or in other ways. 


Volunteers should arrive at 4pm the day of the event to receive an assignment.   

If you are interested, please email us at [email protected] or call the office at (312) 346-1475. 



BE OF SERVICE – Share this email, share the attached flyer at your next meeting, or text one of the images attached and help us get the word out. 


FLYER:  Print out and share OR email a friend the flyer with all the details about the All Chicago OPEN 

Click for Spanish and Polish flyers

EMAIL:  Sample email to be copied and pasted 

TEXTABLE IMAGE:  Text a friend a flyer about the All Chicago Open 

VOLUNTEER FORM:  Sign-up to volunteer at the event. 



September 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
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All Chicago Open Planning Committee


Chicago State University
9501 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628 United States
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