The family and supporters of Joshua Guimond will be joining forces with victims of sexual abuse to host the “Justice for Josh” march on Nov. 7.
The march will raise awareness about Josh's disappearance while honoring victims of sexual abuse by the clergy. While Joshua Guimond, was not believed to have been abused, the Guimond family and abuse victims hope that a united effort will yield them more answers from the university and Sheriff's Department about both Josh's disappearance and the 130 documented cases of sex abuse by clergy housed in St. John's Abbey.
To this end, the Guimond family has also created a petition asking St. John's University and the Stearn's County Sheriff's Department to be more forthcoming with information that could help them find Josh. Their goal is 5,000 signatures.
During the rally, supporters will march on the University of St. John's campus in Collegeville, MN, stopping at the area where bloodhounds trailed Joshua Guimond and Chris Jenkins' scents, then march in front of the Stearn's County Sheriff's Office in St. Cloud, MN.
Following the march, supporters’ can meet up for a low-cost supper at the Moose Lodge in nearby Waite Park. An evening prayer service will also be held in Maple Lake, MN. Additional details are below.
I hope you will show your support for the Guimond family by joining the walk for justice or signing the petition.
A word from special advocate Carrie Henson: Myself along with several others are flying in from coast to coast because after an intense review of this case, we believe there has been a great effort to halt any investigation into what happened to Joshua Guimond. Over the time we have spent with this family we have grown to see the truth--that evidence was ignored or discarded by law enforcement. New case details will be revealed. I urge the public to get involved.
Justice for Josh march
Date: November 7, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., followed by a luncheon and evening prayer service.
Locations: St. John's University, Collegeville, MN and Stearn's County Sheriff's Office, St. Cloud, MN
Schedule (times are approximate):
12 p.m. - Meet in front of St. John's University, 31802 County Road 159, Collegeville, MN, 56321.
1 – 1:30 p.m. – Travel to Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, 705 Courthouse Square, St Cloud, MN 56303.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - March in front of Stearn's County Sheriff's office.
12 - 1 p.m. - March around the perimeter and the center of campus and down all access roads.
3:00 p.m. – Supper in nearby Waite Park at Moose Lodge, 1300 3rd St N, Waite Park, MN, 56387. Supper is on your own, but Moose Lodge is assisting with the cost.
6 p.m. - Evening prayer service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5460 63rd St NW, Maple Lake, MN, 55358. Drive time to Maple Lake is approximately 40 minutes.
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