So many of us felt helpless as the images of children in steel cages streamed across our screens recently. Our spirits were weighed down further when we learned of the Supreme Court’s order allowing religious hate and bigotry to stand as federal law in the form of the Muslim Ban.
Tomorrow, Saturday, each of us will have the opportunity to do something about it. Rallies, supported by CIOGC, are being held across the nation to protest the Trump administration’s discriminatory and abusive immigration policies. We’re taking to the streets to say #FamiliesBelongTogether – and demanding that we reunite families and end family rejection, separation and detention, be it at our nation’s southern borders or when Muslims arrive at an airport.
There are 19 events taking place all across Illinois tomorrow. CIOGC urges you to set aside a brief time period in your day to participate in one or more events. Muslim community participation is vital.
The largest crowd is expected at the downtown rally, which will take place at Daley Plaza from 11:00am – 1:00pm. This rally will likely draw the greatest press coverage. CIOGC urges you to help manifest our presence at this rally.
If you can’t make it downtown, CIOGC encourages you to attend one of the local events. A full list of the rally locations and times is attached below. Please, take some time to stand against hate tomorrow and be part of this important nationwide movement.
Downtown Chicago: 11:00am at Richard J. Daley Center
DuPage County: 4:00pm at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove
Joliet: 10:00am at Chicago St. Plaza
Frankfort: 11:00am at Breidert Green
St. Charles: 11:00am at Randall and 64
Arlington Heights: 11:00am at Village Hall
Glenview: Noon at Glenview Veteran’s Memorial
Elgin: 11:00am on corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue
Barrington: Noon in front of Rep. Peter Roskam’s office (200 S. Hough)
Carbondale: 3:00pm at First Presbyterian Church
Champaign: 1:00pm at Champaign Public Library
Highland Park: 3:00pm at Port Clinton Square
Macomb: Noon at Chandler Park
Ottawa: 2:00pm at Jordan Block
Peoria: 11:00am at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Quincy: 10:00am at Second String Music
Rockford: 10:00am at Rockford City Hall
Springfield: 11:00am at Old State Capitol
Aurora: Interfaith Vigil at 8:30pm at Aurora City Hall