As Sherman celebrates its 95th year of service in Evanston, the women of Sherman continue to do what the Lord requires: be advocates for justice to those who are disenfranchised and marginalized in our local community, our nation and our world. This year we are focused on two issues: 1) Our Evanston Youth and efforts to break the pipeline to prison cycle in our local community. And 2) Our Immigrant Population.
- Micah: 6: 8: “…And what does the Lord require of you: But to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?”
- Zechariah 7:9-10 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Execute true Justice; Show Mercy and Compassion, Everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart against his brother.”
- Isaiah 61:8: “For I the Lord, love Justice I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, and will make with them an everlasting covenant.”
On Saturday morning May 20th, Sherman will host a Symposium with discussions led by: 1) Executive Director and Juvenile Justice Attorney Patrick Keenan-Devlin of the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy of Evanston, focusing on achieving justice in our schools and the courts for disadvantaged Evanston youth. followed by,
Mr. Green will be interviewed by Ms. Karen Chavers, the District Director for Larry Suffredin, Cook County Commissioner of the 13th District.
After a break we will have a session on immigration led by Mr. Luis Huerta-Silva with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). View that post here.
The Symposium, held at Sherman in Winfield Hall will start at 9:00 A.M. and conclude at 1:00 P.M. Refreshments will be provided.
The Women’s Day Service on Sunday, May 21st will be the culmination of Women’s Day Weekend at Sherman as we examine justice in our communities and how we can effect change. We welcome long-time Sherman member and UM Missionary to Liberia Helen Roberts-Evans, who will speak at services from 3pm to 5pm with a reception following.