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LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHICAGO Honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 

The Community Renewal Society (CRS) & Chicago Faith Leaders 10th Annual MLK Faith in Action Assembly and Mayoral Candidate Forum

Community leaders and member congregations of the Community Renewal Society (CRS) representing over 100 congregations across Chicagoland, will come together in the spirit of Dr. King, the Atlanta-based minister whose powerful words and civic activism changed the world, to plan and take action on their 2019 Platform for Renewal that includes issues of police accountability, housing, jobs and criminal justice reform. This year, the 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith in Action Assembly will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.). Online Registration:

This is Community Renewal Society’s 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith in Action Assembly. This year it includes a mayoral candidate forum, where questions will be asked about the key civic, economic, housing, education and social justice issues that are most important to communities of color and the CRS platform.  Confirmed candidates include: Gery Chico, Amara Enyia, Robert “Bob” Fioretti, LaShawn Ford, John Kozlar, Lori Lightfoot, Garry McCarthy, Susana Mendoza, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Willie Wilson.

The assembly will be held at the historic Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 South King Drive in Chicago.  This event is free and open to the public. Onsite childcare services will be available for ages 3 and up. An anticipated audience of 1,000 will attend this lively, thought-provoking morning focused on civic activism and social justice. The event hashtag: #WeAreCRS.

About Community Renewal Society

Community Renewal Society is a 136 year-old faith-based organization that works with communities to address issues of racism and poverty.  Founded in 1882, Community Renewal Society has a long-standing history of working to combat racial inequality and the effects of concentrated urban poverty through a unique combination of investigative journalism, community organizing, and training of civic, community activists and congregations.

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