IL- Victims News Conference re New Chicago Archbishop

IL- Victims News Conference re New Chicago Archbishop

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will:

 respond to Pope Francis' choice to head the Chicago archdiocese,

 make recommendations to him on what he should do first, and

– urge Chicago citizens and Catholics to remain vigilant and avoid complacency regarding the safety of kids.

WHEN

Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m.

WHERE

On the sidewalk outside the Chicago archdiocesan headquarters, 835 N. Rush Street (at E. Chestnut St.) in downtown Chicago

WHO

Two-four adults who belong to a self-help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org). Some were molested as kids; others are concerned Catholics.

WHY

The group will offer perspective on Chicago's new archbishop and recommend some “first steps” he should take as he assumes his new office.

FYI - Lawyers who have dealt with Spokane clergy sex abuse and cover up cases include John Allison of Spokane, Michael Pfau (206.462.4334mike@pcvalaw.com), Tim Kosnoff (425-837-9690,  tim@kosnoff.com),Lee James (208-667-0683ljames@jvwlaw.net), Blaine Tamaki (509) 248-8338, Erin Olson 503-546-3150, Lee  James of Idaho and bankruptcy attorney Jim Stang310.2,77.6910 jstang@pszjlaw.com).

CONTACT

David Clohessy 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com, Barbara Blaine 312 399 4747SNAPblaine@gmail.comKate Bochte 630 768 1860 (cell), keight@sbcglobal.net

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