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Anti-Gentrification Activists To Recreate Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem During Affordable Housing Event

“Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was about overturning the 'powers-that-be' that keep systems of injustice thriving," said Rev. Erin Coleman Branchaud.

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LOGAN SQUARE — Activists plan to act out a Biblical scene to raise awareness of their call for more affordable housing in Logan Square for Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday is a religious holiday celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Logan Square activists will wave palms and act out Jesus’ arrival as a way of calling for “housing equity to a deeply gentrified part of Chicago,” according to a news release about the event, called Occupy Palm Sunday.

Organizers will encourage attendees to become part of their movement to redevelop the lot into public housing and to sign up to attend community meetings hosted by Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th).

“Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was about overturning the ‘powers-that-be’ that keep systems of injustice thriving,” said Rev. Erin Coleman Branchaud, pastor at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Logan Squaree. “One of the greatest injustices of the city of Chicago is the lack of affordable and public housing.”

The event is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Emmett Street lot, 2630 N. Emmett St.