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Come celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with Amnesty International Group 50!
Tuesday, December 10
Parkes Hall (Room 122)
(Connected to and just south of Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University)
1870 Sheridan Road
(At Chicago Avenue)
Refreshments will be served.
Contact Dan at 773-338-6020 for more information.
Please join 8th Day Center for Justice's Lunch-and-Learn
session this month!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Noon - 1:30 PM
Bill Ayers will speak on "PUBLIC ENEMY: The True Confessions of an American Dissident"
We begin this statement by saying that our vision is that all people would have access to health care. Health care is a necessity, not a privilege.
While universal health care coverage is not yet a reality, we realize that over 48 million Americans according to the 2011 U.S. Census are uninsured. We cannot allow this to continue. Those who are uninsured are most often people who are poor, working people with low-paying jobs, or the unemployed. If health care is needed, they must go to emergency rooms, which is very expensive. The cost is passed on in the form of increased premiums to all who do have health insurance.
The Loretto Community recently put a call out to religious communities and other faith groups to join voices together to request that Pope Francis rescind papal bulls from the 15th century which were used as justification in the repression of indigenous peoples. Read the full press release here, and the full content of 8th Day's letter below.
October 30, 2013
His Holiness Pope Francis
This year, 8th Day sent 7 staff members down to the annual SOA Watch Vigil & Protest. It was a moving, spirited, and invigorating weekend of resistance.
On Friday evening, hundreds gathered for a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the first action of the SOA Watch movement, wherein Roy Bourgeois and his friends climbed a tree outside the barracks of the Salvadoran soldiers, boombox in hand, playing Oscar Romero's final sermon urging the soliders to lay down their weapons
On Sunday morning, thousands gathered at the gates for the annual solemn funeral procession. The procession ended with a celebration of hope and resurrection, as hundreds blew bubbles over the Fort Benning gates.
To see photos of the weekend, click here!