On September 30 from 9 am-noon at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron), the Rev. Julian DeShazier, senior pastor of University Church, Chicago, will lead an open discussion on racism, poverty, and gun violence. The event is free and open to all, and a light breakfast will be served.
The discussion, sponsored by the diocese and its Peace and Justice and Antiracism Committees, follows on a conference held in Chicago by Bishops United Against Gun Violence titled “Unholy Trinity: The Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence.” The conference, hosted by the Diocese of Chicago, included many members of the diocese.
DeShazier, who is also a hip-hop artist known as J.Kwest, was one of the April conference’s three lead presenters. Listen to his conference presentation online.