The Uptown Clergy Group is hosting an inter-faith Uptown Rally Against AAPI Racism outdoors at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago on Sunday, May 2. The rally addresses hate crimes against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in the United States and the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, which includes Asia on Argyle. Invited speakers include Illinois State Senator Mike Simmons, Rev. Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Rev. Rev. Ji Euh Mori O of the Ravenswood UMC, and Pastor Nick Kim of Uptown Baptist. Uptown’s Asian American community organizations are invited to participate with display stands.
The Uptown Clergy Group is an informal gathering of religious leaders from different religious traditions in Uptown. Organizers of the Rally include the Uptown Church, Lakeview Church of Christ, Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Peoples Church of Chicago (UUA/UCC), Ravenswood UMC. All Uptown churches, temples and synagogues have been invited to contribute to the planning.