Strides for Peace & Partner News

Strides for Peace Hosts 8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence – Virtual!

By Strides for Peace | Sep 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace Hosts 8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence – Virtual!

Bringing together 90+ nonprofit, academic, arts, healthcare and civic organizations to raise funds and awareness about community organizations working at the frontlines of our greatest challenges. MEDIA ALERT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stonor Saunders, Executive Director, 773-326-5368, [email protected] THEME: FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU LOVE  Our community first responders, the people who live and work in communities facing…

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Block Club Chicago features Upcoming Peace Events

By Strides for Peace | Aug 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Block Club Chicago features Upcoming Peace Events

Peace Walk in Washington Park organized by Paving the Way and an event for peace in Grand Crossing Organized by The Kindness Campaign. Read the full article HERE

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Chicago Tribune covers Mundelein Race Against Gun Violence

By Strides for Peace | Jun 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Chicago Tribune covers Mundelein Race Against Gun Violence

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Kids Off the Block founder Diane Latiker featured in ABC 7 News Story

By Anne Renna | May 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Kids Off the Block founder Diane Latiker featured in ABC 7 News Story

Diane Latiker is the founder of Kids Off the Block, an outreach program that pivoted to street-level canvassing to encourage residents in Chicago’s Roseland and Chicago Heights communities to get vaccinated. She said she is having the vaccine debate more often than she’d like, impinging on President Biden’s new vaccination goal of at least one…

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Why We Need Community Organizations

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Apr 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Why We Need Community Organizations

Strides for Peace has always been guided by the belief that we all have a stake in ending gun violence, and when we value and honor our interconnectedness and humanity, real change is possible, lives can be changed and even saved. This has never been more apparent than this past year as we have struggled…

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

By Strides for Peace | Apr 21, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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Race Against Gun Violence a Platform for Chicago-area Nonprofits to Fundraise and Connect

By Anne Renna | Apr 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Race Against Gun Violence a Platform for Chicago-area Nonprofits to Fundraise and Connect

The Race Against Gun Violence is the culminating event of months of community outreach. Our nonprofit partners can use the race to fundraise, engage staff and volunteers, and build awareness about their programs. All participating nonprofits receive training on fundraising and marketing how to make the most of the race and are offered a host…

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Change Is A Human Experience

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Mar 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Change Is A Human Experience

At Strides for Peace‘s Madison Street Community Pop-Up, we were blessed to have community organizations from the south and west sides join to support, provide resources and share love on a block and that has been struggling. We arrived to the sounds of sirens responding to a nearby shooting and trash strewn all over the street.…

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Race Against Gun Violence Offers Opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Mar 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Race Against Gun Violence Offers Opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility

The impetus to get involved, to “do” something to make a positive difference and connect to others, has never been greater.  Yet the need for social distancing has impacted every aspect of our lives, not the least of which is how to harness the good will of people who want to help their communities and those…

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The Trace covers an important reality: violence interrupters need to be compensated fairly for their critical work

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Mar 4, 2021 | Comments Off on The Trace covers an important reality: violence interrupters need to be compensated fairly for their critical work

Violence interrupters do some of the most dangerous work for little pay and oftentimes little to no benefits. Since the pandemic, they have been exposed to even more hazards, as they have been distributing food, PPE and health information to those who are in greatest need. They are also exposed to trauma on a regular…

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