We created the Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) to build a new platform to support community organizations, focus on what we share in common and celebrate hope.
RAGV offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to Choose Hope and join others who share the common vision of a Chicago free from the fear of gun violence.
We are making progress, but there is more work to do.
Will you join us?
Thanks to dedicated efforts of community organizations, law enforcement, civic leaders, volunteers, and countless others, gun violence rates in Chicago are on track to decline 12% in 2019 compared to 2018.
Still, our city suffers more gun-related deaths and shootings than New York City and Los Angeles combined. And while overall rates are declining in Chicago, the “homicide gap,” whereby some communities continue to experience levels of gun violence that are on par with some of the most dangerous places in the world, continues to grow. There is clearly much more work to be done.
Strides for Peace believes that all of Chicagoland has a stake in ending gun violence, and that by working together, we not only change the narrative of our city – we save lives.