Last year I had the opportunity to participate in this end-of-the-school-year community march & rally. It was a moving and empowering experience. I hope that someday soon we have no need for these sort of events but, until that day, lets get out in the streets and pray and act for peace. Let’s increase the peace Chicago!
In the aftermath of the shooting of a peer, young people in Evanston, IL came to Sharon Weeks and asked, “What are we supposed to do? Who is going to speak for us?”
Sharon Weeks told them, “Speak for yourself and tell people how you’re feeling” – and then she gave them the tools to do just that. The march these students planned has united the community in new ways around issues of youth violence…
Are you an Illinois resident looking for a quick and easy way to work for peace? Stand with Governor Quinn by opposing the proliferation of guns. H.B. 148, which allows individuals to carry concealed, loaded guns in most public places, is moving through the Illinois General Assembly. This bill may be voted on any day now.
Two months after Congress participants rallied in front of the IL State Building, Governor Quinn and his Illinois Anti-Violence Commission joined us in publicly opposing conceal and carry legislation in IL, especially in its current form at HA #2 to H.B. 148.
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