Chicago’s activist pastor Paul Jakes, Jr. declares the time has come to offer “sanctuary” benefits to local residents who live in some of Chicago’s most beleaguered communities.
According to Rev. Jakes, “It is time that the Justice Department and City Hall come together to declare Chicago a sanctuary city for communities like Bronzeville, Englewood, Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and the 77 community areas affected by the daily acts of gut wrenching violence.”
Rev. Jakes will be joined by local residents and other clergy members including Southside activist priest Father Michael Pfleger for a westside march and rally to demand that the City of Chicago extend sanctuary city treatment for violence plagued neighborhoods.
WHAT: March and Rally for Expanded Sanctuary City Status
WHERE: MARCH FROM: District 11-Harrison Police Headquarters
3151 West Harrison at Kedzie – Chicago
RALLY AT: New Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church
531 N Kedzie Ave – Chicago
WHEN: Sunday, August 27th at 2:00 p.m.
The event will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic march on Washington, 50 years ago. Keynote speaker will be famed civil rights attorney, former president of Operation P.U.S.H., and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Thomas N. Todd, as well as Attorney Lewis Myers, who will share his knowledge, experience and work in the area of domestic violence.