Garry McCarthy, Chicago Police Department Superintendent (1st Deputy, Al Wysinger), Phillip Hampton, Chicago Public School Chief Community Engagement and Family Officer, Aldermen Deborah I. Graham (29th Ward), Michael Chandler (24th Ward) and Jason Ervin(28th Ward) along with Robert Klich, Chicago Police Department 15th Police District Executive Officer have been invited to participate in a panel discussion with Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church and members of the more than 60 faith communities they represent across the city of Chicago.

The goal of the community safety event is to bring together community stakeholders, engage in dialog with city officials and facilitate the development and implementation of community safety action plans to mobilize United Methodist Churches to impact the neighborhoods throughout the city.

In May 2013 United Methodists covenanted with the people of Chicago to improve the quality of life of people living in the city in the areas of Community Safety, Restorative justice, Education and Literacy and Food Security.

The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church consists of 60 plus diverse faith communities throughout Chicago, that represent nearly 10,000 members who are being called to “seek the welfare” of our beloved city of Chicago.

Throughout the event, youth will lead a Community Safety “Clothesline Project” as a part of a public action to speak out for community safety.

Photographers and Videographers are welcome.