23 Dec Leading 10,000
Students for Life of Illinois will lead the 2016 March for Life Chicago!
In 2012, 200 people attended the March for Life Chicago. In 2016, we are expecting 10,000!
And SFLI will be at the front, leading the way.
You will be sure to see our yellow umbrellas pointing forward to a future full of respect for life.
In addition to leading the march, SFLI chooses one student leader to speak. Many remember Anna Slater’s moving speech 2 years ago when she was the selected student leader. Now, Anna is an SFLI Campus Mentor, continuing to lead students to be pro-life.
For the 2016 March for Life Chicago, SFLI selected Eareen “EJ” Yambao from DePaul (pictured above). As President last year, EJ’s humility, courage, and determination transformed DePaul Students for Life into a thriving group. Over the past four years, EJ’s passion and leadership powerfully impacted students and his family. As a senior this year, EJ ensures continued success as he guides younger students in leading the group.
Want to learn where EJ is leading the movement?
Then you do not want to miss his speech at the March for Life Chicago.
What: The largest pro-life event in the midwest
Where: Federal Plaza, 50 W Adams, Chicago, IL
When: Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 2-4pm
Speakers: With speakers at the beginning and the end of the March for Life Chicago. SFLI student leader, EJ, will be joined by Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor and many state and religious leaders including, Congressman Randy Hultgren, Congressman Dan Lipinski, Archbishop Blase Cupich of the Roman Catholic Church, Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús of New Life Covenant, Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church, and Bishop Paul of the Orthodox Church of America.
Who: You! And buses and buses of people coming from Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and of course, Illinois.
How: The March for Life Chicago is presented and sponsored by many organizations with Illinois Right to Life Executive Director, Emily Zender, as the Chair of the March for Life Chicago board. Click here for the listing.
For upcoming news related to the March for Life Chicago, check back here and follow the march on Facebook here.
P.S. Don’t forget about our Christmas campaign where any gifts to SFLI before December 31st will be doubled!