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Vigil August 2014

Weekly Peace Vigil, Every Friday 5 – 6 pm, N-E corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street. Join us at any time! At 6 pm, we circle briefly for announcements and updates on local peace and justice activities.

Panel of Prison Reform and Outreach, Prisoner Education, (especially Higher Education), and Prisoner Family Outreach.
Tuesday, March 124, 2015, 7:15 PM
NIU, Capitol Room of Holmes Student Center
Kairos outside
Participants include:

  • Rev. William Andrews, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Chicago, whose goal is to serve the church through teaching, writing and prison ministry.
  • Liz Scipior, Board Member of KAIROS (for women who have loved ones in prison)
  • Mark Clements, prisoner for 28 years, later exonerated (torture victim of John Burge of Chicago Police Dept)
  • George Guiterrez, Chaplain DeKalb County Jail in Sycamore.

Study and Action.   The Interfaith Network is reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: http://newjimcrow.com/Members of the Network are working in our community to learn more about the effects of mass incarceration and to take action.

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Videos of this March 20, 2014 event are now available: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7CWmBwaMJJCpzSuB8h9E0_qJb41oQsKo

Speakers and forums have included (see Events Page for more info on the speakers)

  • Three women who stand for peace (Media Benjamin, Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright)
  • Human rights in Sri Lanka
  • Memorial Day parade, witnessing to those who have died from Illinois
  • David Kraft speaking on nuclear power
  • Kathy Kelly program on Palestine
  • Conversations with DeKalb mayoral candidates on the topics of interfaith, peace, justice, and network

Scholarships for graduating DeKalb High School seniors