“Due to the recent surge in Covid cases in the Chicagoland area, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Young Adult Racial Justice Forum with Dr. Esau McCaulley. Positive Covid-cases are rising and are anticipated to exponentially rise throughout the holiday season. We are cognizant that the timing of our event would put many of our attendees at risk of potentially contracting the virus. We want everyone to be as safe as possible. We will work closely with the Territorial Program Department, including the Social Justice office, and Multi-Cultural Department to create a coordinated and focused opportunity that will allow us to effectively speak on the topic in a way that is encouraging, God honoring and that helps us continue our Territorial Imperative of ‘More People More Like Jesus’. God bless you”.