Milwaukee, July 11, 2020: Black Catholic March for Racial Justice

Please join us this Saturday for the Black Catholic March for Racial Justice! The march will begin at 9:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish (1927 Vel R. Phillips Avenue, Milwaukee). Participants are asked to begin gathering at 9:00am and to wear face masks. The march will proceed to the former site of Blessed Martin de Porres Parish (7th St. and Galena) and conclude at St. Benedict the Moor Parish (930 W State St., Milwaukee), covering a distance of 1.3 miles.
This march will be a prayerful and reflective public display by Black Catholics, pastors, and archdiocesan staff from the following offices: Black Catholic and Ethnic Ministries, Urban Catholic Ministry, Dignity of the Human Person/Social Justice Ministry, and Community Relations. The initiative for the march came from Fr. Michael Bertram, OFM Cap., pastor of St. Francis of Assisi parish, and the event is supported by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
The Black Catholic March for Racial Justice will seek to:
1) Publicly support and stand in solidarity with African Americans and members of the Black community, who suffer racial injustice.
2) Denounce the sin of racism and racial injustice.
3) Commemorate the commitment of the Catholic Church in Milwaukee to support African Americans and the Black communities through historic ministerial efforts of the following parishes: St. Benedict the Moor, Blessed Martin de Porres, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Boniface, and more recently St. Martin de Porres and All Saints.
Media is invited to cover the march. Contact Sandra Melcher, Publicist for the Black Catholic Ministry Commission, at (414) 687-8310.
Note: This Facebook event has been created (with the permission of organizers) to make it easier to share and invite others. Please mark yourself “Going” and use the “Invite” button to help spread the word.
All are welcome!

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