Carl McCargo led a discussion earlier this month on reparations at the Third Unitarian Church of Chicago. He talked about the tragic legacy chattel slavery left behind, but he’s hopeful the U.S. can heal the inter-generational trauma caused by centuries of an oppressive system.
A number of events are being held this weekend to honor the civl rights leader, starting with an interfaith celebration at 10 a.m. Jan. 15. Other events are planned by Nonviolence Chicago and the Community Renewal Society on Jan. 18 and 19.
The Loretto Hospital and state Rep. La Shawn Ford will be commemorating the civil rights leader at an event that celebrates life before, during and after recovery. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21 in the hospital’s sixth floor auditorium at 645 S. Central Ave.