Thursday, December 11, 2014

#BlackLivesMatter demonstration THIS Sunday, Dec. 14

Following up on last Sunday's demonstrations, more churches are coming together, as coordinating, as they "get off their streets, and go into the streets." This is an effort to show that #BlackLivesMatter, several churches are continuing the movement that Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina initiated less than 2 weeks ago.

Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 S. St. Lawrence, will start a march  THIS Sunday, Decmeber 14, meeting at Cole Park at 1pm. They will then walk up King Drive to 79th, possibly meeting other churches there as well.

Greater Institutional AME Church, at 7800 S. Indiana, will have a Black Lives Matter Sunday Service at 10 a.m.
Here's their press announcement:

Rev. Dr. Walter B. Johnson, Jr., Pastor & Greater Institutional to March in Protest of Deaths of
Eric Garner & Michael Brown

WHAT: Protest March & Prayer Circle in Protest of Deaths of Eric Garner & Michael Brown
Rev. Dr. Walter B. Johnson, Jr., Pastor will lead the Greater Institutional AME Church congregation and community members in a march in protest of the deaths of Eric Garner & Michael Brown. A call to action and prayer for the community will be read at 79th & the Dan Ryan to stop the violence and unjust police brutality against young black men.

WHERE: Event Begins at Greater Institutional Church, 7800 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL and Ends at 79th & Dan Ryan

WHEN: 12:45 p.m. - Sunday, December 14, 2014

WHO: Sponsored by Greater Institutional AME Church in conjunction with various community leaders, organizations and area residents
A March will begin at 12:45 p.m. from GI to 79th & Dan Ryan. There is a strong possibility that this alliance of churches will then move east on 79th to join the Chatham Fields Group at 79th & King Drive.
Participating churches: Greater Institutional AMEC and Carter Temple CMEC (possibly St. James Evangelical Lutheran as well)

Please let us know of other efforts in the community as well!


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