The Black March in Chicago: Assyrians Across the World Protest
This week, in reaction to the hideous crimes against Assyrian Christians in Baghdad on October 31st, over 5,000 Assyrian and other Americans have sent over 20,000 letters to their Senators, Representatives, and President Obama. You have shattered all previous Assyrian-American organizing efforts, and for that, you should be proud. Now we see what can happen when we work together for a common cause without second thought − we succeed.
Think letter writing isn't enough? Well, we don’t either. Assyrians have power in numbers in the United States − let's use it.
The worldwide Assyrian community, including Australia, Canada, Sweden, London, Brussels, and the United States, is preparing to peacefully protest next week. And Chicago is joining in, so take Monday off and join in.
The Black March
When: Monday, November 8th from noon to 3 pm.
Where: State of Illinois Building, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago.
What: Wear all black! This is a worldwide coordinated event and we will all be wearing the same color, black, and have the same message: Protect Iraq's vulnerable Assyrian Christian minority.
Signs should discuss:
The Black Sunday Massacre on October 31, 2010
Having our own local police force
State Department and Congressional inaction on minority issues
Stronger Iraqi security for Assyrian population in Iraq, and other relevant issues.
Be creative. Make it short and sweet. Bring your outside voices. Dress warmly. And spellcheck!
Why: Because if they can live in Baghdad, we can spend an afternoon in beautiful downtown Chicago.
Note: Attached are the bus schedules, any questions please call Alex David 773-908-8521
Illinois Assyrian Community
The bus locations are the following:
1. Warren Park-- 6601 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60645; ONE (1) BUS
2. ANCI Chicago-- 2450 W. Peterson Ave. Chicago, IL; ONE (1) BUS
3. St. Odisho Church-- 6210 North Pulaski. Chicago, IL; THREE (3) BUSES
4. Old Orchard Mall-- 374 Old Orchard Shopping Center. Skokie, IL; ONE (1) BUS
***Bus waiting in the parking lot across the parking deck by Macy's***
5. Golf Mill Mall-- 239 Golf Mill Center. Niles, IL 60714; ONE (1) BUS
***Bus waiting in the parking lot by JCPenny***
6. ANCI Skokie-- 9131 Niles Center Rd. Skokie, IL 60077; TWO (2) BUSES
PICK UP TIME FROM THESE LOCATIONS IS 10:30AM. DEPARTURE FROM THESE LOCATIONS IS 11:00AM.
THE BUSES WILL DROP EVERYONE OFF AT 12PM AT:
James R Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
THE BUSES WILL PICK EVERYONE UP AT 3PM ON Adams Street, Between Lasalle and Clark
ALL PASSENGERS WILL BE DROPPED OFF AT THE LOCATIONS THEY WERE PICKED UP AT IN THE MORNING.