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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

By Strides for Peace | Feb 10, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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Strides for Peace remembers Greg Zanis, the Crossman, during National Gun Violence Survivor Week

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Feb 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace remembers Greg Zanis, the Crossman, during National Gun Violence Survivor Week

As National Gun Violence Survivor Week comes to a close, I pay tribute to our beloved Greg Zanis, the Crossman, who died last year. He devoted his life to honoring and humanizing gun violence survivors.  A gun violence survivor himself, Greg held a special place in the hearts of survivors across the country, and especially…

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Strides for Peace Announces Strategic Leadership Council

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Dec 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace Announces Strategic Leadership Council

By establishing this Strategic Leadership Council, we are advancing our commitment to equitable relationships with the communities we strive to serve. Our Community Partners have long brought an intrinsic and strategic value to our work through lived and professional experience, as well as a deep understanding of opportunities and barriers to increasing impact in the collective effort to…

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Block Club Chicago features Strides for Peace film event

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Dec 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Block Club Chicago features Strides for Peace film event

Ten films highlighting how community organizations battled gun violence, coronavirus and civic unrest screened and discussed in partnership with the Gene Siskel Film Center. Read the full article HERE

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We All Have A Stake

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Oct 14, 2020 | Comments Off on We All Have A Stake

The celebration of the individual was never meant to be the adulation of the selfish, but the liberation of human potential. I finally completed my personal Race Against Gun Violence this week, while visiting Washington, D.C.  Starting at the Supreme Court, past the Capitol, I ran by the American Indian Museum, Washington Memorial, National Archives…

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Race Against Gun Violence: CPD & Youth featured in ABC 7 news piece

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Sep 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Race Against Gun Violence: CPD & Youth featured in ABC 7 news piece

Before the race took place at Columbus Park, officers invited kids to talk about the impact violence has had on their lives.

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Race Against Gun Violence: Survivor group Purpose Over Pain featured in NBC piece

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Sep 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Race Against Gun Violence: Survivor group Purpose Over Pain featured in NBC piece

A group of survivors are coming together as part of the seventh annual Race Against Gun Violence to make a difference. 

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You Don’t Have to Climb to the Mountain Top to Make a Difference

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Aug 29, 2020 | Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Climb to the Mountain Top to Make a Difference

I just got my backside whooped — no destroyed – today by Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain (in the Adirondacks). I couldn’t finish it. First time in my life I succumbed to a mountain I set out to hike. So why am I looking so triumphant and what does this have to do with the Race…

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ABC 7 Newsviews Features Strides for Peace Community Partner, Kids Off the Block

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jul 5, 2020 | Comments Off on ABC 7 Newsviews Features Strides for Peace Community Partner, Kids Off the Block

Diane Latiker founded Kids Off the Block, turning her Roseland home into a safe place for children. View the feature, Preventing Violence and Protecting Children HERE.

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ABC 7 Interview with Strides for Peace Community Partner, I Grow Chicago’s Robbin Carroll.

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 27, 2020 | Comments Off on ABC 7 Interview with Strides for Peace Community Partner, I Grow Chicago’s Robbin Carroll.

Robbin Carroll is founder and president of I Grow Chicago, an organization that has helped Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood thrive, not just survive: “Chicago’s white community must look within to help end systemic racism.”

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