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Letter From Senator Durbin RE: Charlottesville

September 14, 2017
Mr. William Rosen

Dear Mr. Rosen:

          Thank you for contacting me about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  I appreciate hearing from you.
          On August 12, 2017, white nationalists held a rally in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  As the rally progressed, protestors clashed with counter-protestors and a local state of emergency was declared.  Hours later, a white nationalist drove his speeding car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 people.  The attack was seemingly not just an ugly display of racist violence, it was also an incident of domestic terrorism.  
          This brutal act reminds us that our nation’s effort to root out terrorism must include a focus on violent racism in our own backyard.  Homegrown hate groups have engaged in violence against civilians throughout our nation’s history, particularly targeting the African American community. 
          Fair and equal treatment of all Americans is a cornerstone of our society and our political system. Despite great progress, the struggle for civil rights and equal treatment under the law continues for many in our society.  No one should have to live in fear simply because of their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or race.  We must not, through our silence, condone tragic and brutal hate-based violence directed at anyone.
          Thank you again for contacting me.  I will keep your concerns in mind as issues of racial justice and combating violence are considered in the Senate.  Please feel free to keep in touch. 


      Richard J. Durbin
      United States Senator


Monday, September 11, 2017

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire present our 2017-2018 Season

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire 
present our 2017-2018 Season!

That's So Gay! The Stereotype Cabaret treats Uptown Underground audiences to a kaleidoscope of songs performed by sixteen multi-talented members of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire in a quest to illuminate, with unsparing wit and unexpected compassion, the tendency to label our fellow human beings--in this case, LGBTQ stereotypes. (October 22 or 29-Uptown Underground-5:30pm) 

Caroling All the Way showcases a variety of holiday favorites in different styles, centered around Ceremony of Carols by Britten and Carols and Lullabies by Susa, featuring Harp, Guitar, and percussion. (December 2, 2017-St. James Cathedral-7:00pm)
Bernstein and Broadway features the "Chichester Psalms" by Britten. It is the quintessential 20th-century American setting of the most famous psalms featuring organ, harp, and percussion. The musical theater works of Bernstein and others rounds out the program with selections featuring diverse composers and shows. (March 10, 2018-St. James Cathedral-7:00pm)
My Life: A Mixtape takes you through an enjoyable journey through songs that are connected to significant moments in the lives of our members weave together to tell a story of diversity, humanity, and pride. (June 16, 2018-St. James Cathedral-7:00pm)