IL- Victims News Conference re New Chicago Archbishop
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.
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m.
On the sidewalk outside the Chicago archdiocesan headquarters, 835 N. Rush Street (at E. Chestnut St.) in downtown Chicago
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.
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 (206.462.4334, firstname.lastname@example.org), Tim Kosnoff (425-837-9690, email@example.com),Lee James (208-667-0683, firstname.lastname@example.org), Blaine Tamaki (509) 248-8338, Erin Olson 503-546-3150, Lee James of Idaho and bankruptcy attorney Jim Stang310.2,77.6910 email@example.com).
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 4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com, Kate Bochte 630 768 1860 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
SNAP Conference Postponed to September
As cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate the headlines, affect the way we work and play, and force changes to our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the SNAP Annual Conference from July until September. We are now planning to hold the conference from September 25 - 27 and it will still be held in Denver, CO.
In order to help make this change easier, we will be charging only $99 for registration from now through June 30. Stay tuned for updates and register today on our conference page.SNAP Conference Postponed to September