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Justice Worship and March September 29!
September 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
CRLN member Kathy Siegenthaler asked us to publicize this event, which will commemorate events of 50 years ago concerning the murder of a pastor and his wife who opened their church to house programs–a free daycare center, health clinic and breakfast program–sought by the Young Lords for their neighborhood. You can read more about these past events by clicking here for an article that quotes the Rev. Martin Deppe, another CRLN member, who knew Rev. Johnson personally. The current event will also call for an investigation into this and other unsolved murders.
WHO: The United Methodist Church, Young Lords and public remember the unsolved murders of Rev. Bruce Johnson and his wife Eugenia 50 years ago, and also remember Young Lords Manuel Ramos, shot by police, and Jose (Pancho) Lind, beaten and killed by a white mob.
WHAT and WHY: 50th Anniversary memorial service and protest march to call for further investigations.
WHEN: September 29, 2019 – 10:30 AM
WHERE: Parish of the Holy Covenant, 925 W. Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614