On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, US Senator Dick Durbin visited the MLK Jr. Living Memorial in Marquette Park. The morning began with a community conversation hosted by Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) at Holy Cross Hospital. Following the conversation, Sen. Durbin toured the MLK Living Memorial and met the artists, John Pitman Weber and Sonja Henderson.
The visit concluded with a celebratory luncheon at Beth Shalom synagogue in which a diverse group of community leaders and organizations gathered to celebrate shared successes and reflect on challenges that still remain. During this celebration, community members, including CPAG Core Artists John Pitman Weber and Sonja Henderson, spoke about the significance of the MLK Living Memorial and reflected on the collaborative efforts of the many diverse organizations that came together to realize this project.