What We Do: Storytelling

Our story is not just about Strides for Peace, but the collective efforts of our all partners and friends. We believe many of these stories get lost in the news and academic research and thus the general public, so we produce media assets and events to provide new and different paths to understanding.


Our films provide an opportunity for the general public to meet the people and visit the organizations who work on the frontlines of gun violence and to deepen their understanding of our greatest challenges and the community leaders who fight for change


Community organizations are among Chicago's greatest assets. Meet the people who choose hope, no matter the odds.



Everyone has a stake in ending gun violence. Hear the stories of people working for a peaceful Chicago.


Greg Zanis Tribute Project

A collection of videos we shared with Greg and his family, showing how much his work mattered to the gun violence survivor community.

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Interactive Map

Throughout Chicago, community organizations are changing and saving lives every day. This map offers the opportunity to hear directly from them and learn more about their impactful work.

Music and Art

Sometimes words can only tell part of the story, so we collaborate with others to feature artistic expressions of the impact of gun violence to deepen understanding.