56 Years after Dr. King’s “I have a Dream Speech,” and in response to the racist actions and violence that people of color and various religious denominations have endured in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere, people of all faiths, races and sexual orientation from across Chicago will join the “Let’s Fulfill the Dream Together” rally on Wednesday, August 28 at 4 p.m. at Federal Plaza, (Dearborn and Adams Streets).
Sponsors to date include: Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Alderman Andre Vasquez, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, Chicago Federation of Labor, Chicago Women Take Action, Citizen Action, Clarence Darrow Society, Empower-Southwest, FamiliaLatinaUnida/SinFronteras, Good Government Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, Indivisible Illinois, Indivisible IL9, Indivisible Chicago; Indivisible Oak Park, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, JStreet-Chicago, Lincoln United Methodist Church, New Leaders Council, North American Institute for Mexican Advancement, Our Revolution-Chicago, Saint Sabina, EIU Healthcare IL-IN, Women’s March Chicago
Speakers include: U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky, Danny Davis, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Bobby Rush; Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.; Reverend Otis Moss; Reverend Jeanette Wilson; CFL President Robert Reiter; Jaquie Algee of Women’s March Chicago and SEIU Healthcare Il-IN; DIlnaz Waraich; Leni Manna-Hoppenworth; William McNary; Rabbi Megan GoldMarche; Attorneys Tom Geoghegan, Richard Goldwasser; Father Michael Pfleger, South African Consul General Phumzile Mozibuko and representatives of other sponsoring groups. A variety of musical groups will also participate.
“The rights and lives of people of color, immigrants, religious minorities and the LGBTQIA community are under unrelenting attack,” said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “We must fight back and defeat this counter revolution. We’re inviting everyone to join the effort to change the right-wing narrative and actions coming from the White House, hate groups and racists to protect and defend the rights and safety of vulnerable members of our community and those across the country.”
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