On April 15, 2010 – The South Suburban Action Conference, PNCC’s sister organization, will host “Faith and Democracy Public Meeting.” The public meeting seeks to end to racial profiling in Blue Island, IL. In the past, the local police department has acted unjustly against minority groups. Local police officials have contributed to the separation of families by turning immigrants into Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents–ending in deportation. The public meeting will take place Monday April 19, 2010 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2339 York St. Blue Island, IL 60406 at 6:00 p.m.
Mayor Donald Peloquin Alderman Domingo Vargas and Alderwoman Leticia Vieyra among others will be present to discuss an end to the separation of families and racial profiling in Blue Island.
SSAC and its church members want an end to racial profiling, move the country’s priorities from rampant individualism toward community, from isolation toward the common good, and from a politics of fear toward public policies founded in hope. The “Faith and Democracy” public meeting is a way to hold local officials accountable and to put an end to local police enforcing federal law by assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).