The Interfaith Committee for Migrant Justice, founded one year ago with a walk and prayer vigil in support of migrants worldwide and in the Twin Ports, is once again calling on the entire Twin Ports community "to come together to celebrate the unity of all people and to condemn all forms of exclusion, discrimination and racism," it said Tuesday in a news release.
The Interfaith Committee for Migrant Justice will gather at four locations Saturday in Duluth under the theme "Building Solidarity and Kindness in Our Community.”
The groups will drive in caravans to the replica of the Statue of Liberty next to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, where a prayer vigil and rally will be held starting at 4 p.m.
The gathering points and starting times are:
- 3 p.m.: Chambers Grove Park and Piedmont Elementary School parking lots.
- 3:15 p.m.: Duluth East High School parking lot and the parking lot at the end of Park Point.
Speakers at the DECC gathering will represent the cultural diversity of the Twin Ports, the group said.
Prayers will also be offered by Native American, Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders.
The Rev. Charlotte Frantz, spokesperson for the committee, explained the reason for the gathering: “At this time when our community is trying to grapple with the horrendous police killing in Minneapolis as well as the suffering caused by COVID-19, there is great potential for blaming and division among us. We are gathering to promote solidarity and to call everyone to acts of kindness. United we will meet the serious challenges before us.”
For further information, contact spokesperson, the Rev. Charlotte Frantz, at 218-213-6873, or Dory Sjoblom at 218-391-3809.