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Saturday service will remember immigrant workers killed on 9-11

Chicago-area immigrant groups will hold an interfaith service on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1PM at Teamster auditorium, 300 S Ashland in Chicago, to remember the victims and support the families of the September 11 tragedy. Hundreds of immigrant workers were among those killed in the attacks in New York and Washington, DC.
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"Religious leaders conduct interfaith service highlighting immigrant workers killed in attack"

Chicago-area immigrant groups will hold an interfaith service this Saturday, September 22, from noon to 1:00pm at Teamster auditorium located at 300 S Ashland in Chicago (Van Buren and Ashland behind the Amoco gas station) to remember the victims and support the families of the September 11 tragedy. The groups will hold a press conference on Friday, September 21 at noon at La Plazita Tenotitlan, 1800 S Loomis in Chicago, to talk about Saturday's service.

Hundreds of immigrant workers were amongst the thousands of innocent people lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Saturday's service will be a time to mourn and reflect as an immigrant community, and to remember the immigrant victims of the attacks. In addition, immigrants will give testimony regarding how they have been affected by last week's tragedy.

Organizations participating in the Action (Partial List)
Faith-based leaders from the Muslim, Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic religions have been invited to lead the service. Organizations and individuals involved in this event include: Adalberto United Methodist Church (Chicago), Alianza, Alivio Medical Center, American Friends Service Committee, Casa Atzlan, Centro Romero, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Roberto de la Cruz of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Erie House, Grassroots Collaborative, Holy Family Church (Waukegan), Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Latino Organization of the Southwest, Latino Task Force, Libertad y Solidaridad, Northwest Neighborhood Federation, Pakistani American Association, Polish American Association, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Father Primo Racimo of St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church, The Resurrection Project, UNITE, West Town Leadership United.

For more information, contact Pueblo Sin Fronteras volunteers Roberto Carlos at 773-671-1727 or Diana Valenzuela at 773-430-6669



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