City Council to Vote on Resolution in Recognition of Strides for Peace’s Race Against Gun Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stonor Saunders, Executive Director Phone: 773-326-5368 Email: [email protected] CHICAGO (April 21, 2021) — Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras will introduce a resolution to the City Council in support of the Strides for Peace’s 8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV), September 23, 2021. Now in its eighth year, RAGV is much more…

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Strides For Peace Announces 8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence To Bring Chicago Together and Support Community Organizations Serving on the Frontlines of Three Pandemics

In the midst of uncertainty and hardship brought on by the pandemic and a city struggling with escalating gun violence, Strides For Peace announces the launch of its 8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) to support more than 50 community organizations across Chicago and provide an opportunity for people who want to help to get involved.

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World Renowned Cellist and Peace Activist Yo-Yo Ma Performs Mini-Concert in Strides for Peace’s Peace Mobile

Heartfelt thanks to Yo-Yo Ma for his incredible performance in our Peace Mobile — a special preconcert before playing to a sold crowd at Community Partner St. Sabina. He said more than 150 zipcodes were represented in the audience, bringing people together from across Chicago. Wherever he goes, he elevates possibility, crosses boundaries and promotes…

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Strides For Peace: Give Life A Chance!

Strides For Peace: Give Life A Chance! Shout out to everyone at the Gary Comer Youth Center, whose artistry and dedication made this song possible. Be proud because this is your vision for the Strides For Peace Race Against Gun Violence.  

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Saint Viator High School students participate in Strides for Peace

Saint Viator Justice League Virtual Strides for Peace Runners

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Strides for Peace thanks the Justice League at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights for their support. While they weren’t able to come out to join the run this year, the club participated virtually by learning about gun violence and raising donations. Each student in the Justice League that participated learned the story of…

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Mark Your Calendar for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

The color orange symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange in the woods to protect themselves and others. In 2013, teens on the South Side of Chicago asked classmates to honor their murdered friend by wearing orange. That simple call to action has grown into a national movement – and orange is becoming…

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