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Strategic Leadership Council

Strides for Peace established the Strategic Leadership Council to more formally recognize the central role that our Community Partners play in our mission, vision, programs and priorities.

Our Community Partners bring an intrinsic and strategic value to our work through lived and professional experience, as well as a deep understanding of opportunities and barriers to increase impact in the collective effort to end gun violence.

Representing communities most impacted by gun violence and organizations employing a range of organizational structures and strategies, our Strategic Leadership Council is intentionally comprised of a diversity of approaches with a shared commitment to collaboration and community empowerment.

Our Community Partners have the trust of their communities and we believe communities have the answers to ending gun violence. We are grateful for the support and partnership of the Strategic Leadership Council and excited to deepen and expand our work to build a Chicago where all can thrive, free from the fear of gun violence.


Adam M. Alonso, MSW

Chief Executive Officer at BUILD


Sol Anderson

Executive Director of I Grow Chicago


Antonio Davis

Founder & Executive Director of Paving the Way Project Inc.


Matt DeMateo

Executive Director at New Life Centers


Jermaine Harris

Community Area Response Team Sergeant, Chicago Police Department


Diane Latiker

Founder at Kids Off the Block


The Rev. Dr. Michael Louis Pfleger

Senior Pastor, The Faith Community of Saint Sabina


Alex Wilson

Founder & Executive Director at West Town Bikes

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