HOLY WEEK 2017: EXPANDING SANCTUARY
Join CRLN and our community partners in calling for Expanding Sanctuary all throughout Holy Week!
This year, Holy Week kicks off for us with the 6th Annual Occupy Palm Sunday in the Logan Square & Humboldt Park community of Chicago. We join the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), and others this Sunday starting at 12:30pm to Rally and Public Prayer at Palmer Square Park (east-side of the park) at 1PM. We rally and pray for an expanded vision of sanctuary for ALL that works to end police violence, deportations, and criminalization! On Palm Sunday, we will continue to demand a stronger "Welcoming City Ordinance" that provides stronger protections to undocumented communities and the passage of recommendations to the ‘FOP Contract Resolution’ for police accountability.
Second, join us downtown on Good Friday for the 8TH Day Center for Justice’s Annual Walk for Justice. Join the CRLN contingent for the Fourth Station: ‘Helped in the Struggle,’ two Fridays from now from 12PM-3PM at the corner of Michigan and Congress! Each year we join together for this modern-day Way-of-the-Cross to shed light on unjust societal structures and to reflect on how we can work to dismantle them. The 2017 Good Friday Walk for Justice will provide the space to name and explore our visions for a just and peaceful world. Our faithful vision of justice and peace includes expanding sanctuary. We imagine our Beloved Community as a place of care and safety for everyone, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or how they express their gender or sexuality.
However, our nation’s administration has a different vision, one that limits care and safety to a homogenous group and criminalizes others. It seeks to separate from the
Beloved Community certain groups, including ourselves and our neighbors, who are undocumented, immigrant, refugee, Muslim, Black, Arab, Native, queer—and to label us as threats.
We resist this limited vision, based on fear and criminalization. We will embrace our vision of sanctuary and imagine how our faith communities can provide community care and safety for ALL. We will create the kind of world we want to live in. See you this Holy Week!
To learn more, please contact CRLN’s Immigration Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
Expand Sanctuary in Chicago: Community Action Meeting from 11AM-1PM at 2229 S. Halsted. Come learn about the campaign to expand sanctuary protections for all Chicago, and find out how you can organize in your neighborhood!
Stay tuned for April’s City Council meeting & vote on the Welcoming City Ordinance amendments & the FOP contract recommendations resolution. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of deportation, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents.
SAVE THE DATE for May Day 2017. Join us at the International Workers Day March on Monday, May 1st at 1pm, starting at Union Park (Ashland and Lake) followed by a Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) event at 4pm at Daley Plaza.
LEARN MORE ABOUT EXPANDING SANCTUARY:
‘Black People Need Sanctuary Cities, Too’ by Janaé Bonsu (BYP 100)
‘A Radical Expansion of Sanctuary: Steps in Defiance of Trump's Executive Order’ by Marisa Franco (Mijente)
NEW VIDEO: Black, Latinx, Muslim, Trans and LGBTQ communities are redefining and expanding what sanctuary means to protect themselves and each other from not just immigration enforcement but all the threats coming from 45's regime. (BYP 100 & Mijente)