Friday, December 12, 2014

Press Releases for this Sunday's #BlackLivesMatter Church Demonstrations

We have two official press releases this Sunday's #BlackLivesMatter Church demonstrations along 79th Street .  The first is from Greater Institutional AME Church


WHO: Rev. Dr. Walter B. Johnson, Jr. of Greater Institutional AME & Rev. Dr. Joseph B. Gordon of Carter Temple CME to March in Protest of Deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and countless others

WHAT: Protest March & Prayer Circle in Protest of Deaths of Eric Garner & Michael Brown
Pastor Dr. Walter B. Johnson, Jr. will lead Greater Institutional AME Church and community members in a march in protest of the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and countless others.

Pastor Dr. Joseph B. Gordon will also join the march with Carter Temple CME Church.

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 Carter Temple CME Church, various community leaders, organizations and area residents.

I must post this disclaimer:  I (JP Paulus) wrote the following press release at the request of Kenety Gee, senior pastor at Chatham Fields Lutheran Church

Kenety Gee  of Chatham Fields Lutheran Church and the community leaders of Chatham invites everyone to a Walk for Justice this Sunday at 1pm to show the neighborhood that #BlackLivesMatter.

The community will meet at the office of 6th Ward Alderman Rod Sawyer, 8001 S. King Drive, on Sunday December 14 at 1pm.  The group will then begin the Walk for Justice and march toward 79th and King Drive.

“Law and Order is important for every community and we must not break the law,” says Pastor Gee.  “Those charged to enforce the laws cannot use the coverings of law enforcement to perpetrate injustice.  Everyone is equal under the law.”

There is a possibility of joining other community efforts, as such  Greater Institutional AME Church and Carter Temple CME Church, who will walk together on 79th Street at the same date and time.

The location for this event on Sunday is different than the previously announced Cole Park. There will not be any related activities at Cole Park.          


For more information, please call the Chatham Fields Lutheran Church office at (773) 723-3661.

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