On Thursday, August 20th, 2009, members of over thirty of Chicago’s diverse communities gathered at the AFC World Outreach Center for a powerful town hall meeting on human rights. Much like an impressionist portrait, the crowd created a unique mosaic of colors and creeds, experiences and perspectives.
Organized by the United Congress for Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO), the purpose of the meeting was to build relationships across racial and religious communities; to create linkages between the African American and immigrant communities, by sharing the experiences of ex-offenders and undocumented immigrants. Telling tales of unjust arrests, racial profiling, and the separation of families, attendees gained greater insight into the importance of “moving forward together towards a common vision of human rights for all people.”
Tune in to the Permanent Migrant’s podcast of the event below: