Thursday, April 16, 2015

LSEA Joins #Fightfor15 on April 15 in Chicago

Following on our Palm Sunday action ("Palm Sunday 2015: "We Who Are Many Are One: From the Lord's Table to Every Table"), members of Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance joined with other ARISE Chicago participants and allied organizations to join in the #Fightfor15 march on April 15, 2015.

The protest in Chicago was one of hundreds of actions demanding fair wages for low-wage workers, held throughout the US and worldwide.

See "Thousands Shut Down The Loop In Largest Ever Fight For 15 Demonstration" in Chicagoist.

Here are some pictures of the day in Chicago:

Thousands mustered on the UIC quad on a perfect spring day.
Buses brought participants from neighborhoods throughout the city.

The Dignidad Statue

The ARISE Chicago contingent joins the march. (The top of the
Willis Tower -- near the march destination -- can be seen in the distance.)

The march on Jackson was massive and joyous.

It was exciting to see the #Fightfor15 signs against the backdrop of the
Chicago Board of Trade at LaSalle and Jackson - "headquarters" of the
Occupy Chicago protests several years ago.

Fittingly, the closing rally took place alongside the McDonald's in the
courtyard next to the Chicago Board of Trade at LaSalle and Jackson.