Cleveland Reparations Vigil (in-person)
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice hosted Repair and Redress: A Vigil for Reparations (In-Person) on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at St. Aloysius – St. Agatha Parish in Cleveland, OH. People in the parish church and school community, sisters, the Cleveland NETWORK Advocates Team, justice-seekers, and NETWORK staff made a powerful, holy stand for reparations for Black Americans and called for an H.R.40-style reparations commission by Juneteenth.
Reverend Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister, Justice and Local Church Ministries (United Church of Christ), The United Church of Christ led the opening prayer and gave stirring remarks.
Want to learn more about Cleveland’s NETWORK Advocates, who are volunteer justice-seekers rooted in the community, or about future reparations events and actions? Contact Catherine Gillette, NETWORK Grassroots Mobilization Organizer or Sister Eilis McCulloh, HM, Grassroots Mobilization Fellow.