The dust has settled and Oak Parkers are beginning to organize against president-elect Donald J. Trump.

A group of “Oak Park families” will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Buzz Café, 905 S. Lombard for what they’re describing as a solidarity walk by candlelight through the Oak Park Arts District.

 The group says on a flier that the demonstration aims to “stand together & reject Trump’s bigotry, xenophobia, Islamophobia and misogyny.”

The group of citizens is encouraging attendees to bring candles to the event.

On Saturday, the Suburban Unity Alliance is holding a “community for unity” rally at Scoville Park at the corner of North Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street. The event starts at noon and runs until 2 p.m.

“As a community, we have made progress and must continue to do so!” the SUA’s flier states. “We have invested so much time and energy in learning to further celebrate our diversity, build empathy and push towards progressive collaborations. We will not allow our investments to be lost under the auspices of hate.

“Let us come together and continue to set an example for surrounding communities that we are still united! That as Americans, we will heal and continue to work toward creating a society where we are all valued equally despite our differences!”


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