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Lansing Assembly to host ‘We’re Ready to Listen’ livestream event

July 27, 6:00pm

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 20, 2020) – Lansing resident Cam Sanchez and his step-father Bob Shavers, who pastors a church in Chicago, attended the July 16, 2020, meeting of the Human Relations Commission. Sanchez, who recently organized a peaceful protest in Lan-Oak Park, was there to introduce a second idea for building community in Lansing, the details of which are forthcoming. He also used the public comment portion of the meeting to let the Commission and the Lansing community know about an upcoming livestream event organized by his step-father.

Cam Sanchez (left) and his step-dad Pastor Bob Shavers attended the July 16 meeting of the Human Relations Commission. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The event is a livestream conversation hosted by the Lansing Assembly (2990 Ridge Road) and titled, “We’re Ready to Listen.” As Shavers shared in a post-meeting conversation, part of the difficulty in times of racial tension is that people are unable to listen, simply listen, to opposing viewpoints. Shavers is working with Pastor John Vitale, who has also been preaching a sermon series titled, “I’m Listening.”

The live stream will be hosted on Pastor Shavers’ social media channels:

Lansing Assembly’s Facebook page is

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.