Press Release - Faith and Community Leaders to Host Mother of Sandra Bland


Faith and Community Leaders to Host Mother of Sandra Bland

Group to offer Support to Family of Deceased Chicago Native

Just a couple days after Geneva Reed Veal, mother of Sandra bland, files a civil lawsuit over her daughter's arrest and jailhouse death, faith and community leaders announce an upcoming meeting wherein they will host the mother and discuss ways wherein the community can be supportive of the family’s pursuit of justice. 

"Many local leaders and community stakeholders are troubled by Sandra Bland's death.  We are convinced that this death should have never happened. The dash cam video conveys to the world yet another gruesome instance of racially charged police aggression in America. Sandy died in a cell that she never should have been in, in the first place. We will join her family in demanding answers in this another sad chapter in our history. "stated Rev Ira Acree, pastor of Greater St John Bible Church. The meeting will be held Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 9:30 am on the west side, where Bland, a Chicago native used to live.


Who: Leaders Network, Faith leaders, and Community Activists from throughout the city

What:  Faith Leaders and Community Leaders Welcome mother of Sandra Bland and offer Support in her pursuit of justice.

When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 9:30-11 am

Geneva Reed Veal, mother of Bland will speak at 10:00 am

Where: The Columbus Park Refectory at 5701 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago Illinois 60651

The Leader's Network is a gathering of church and community members working together to organize, strategize, and mobilize to improve the quality of life for West side residents and greater Chicago. We believe all people are valuable and for this reason we are committed to social justice and disaster relief both locally and globally, continuing the path of those who have gone before us.

For more info: Rev Ira Acree 773-378-3300 x10 or email