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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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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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! 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 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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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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The Strides for Peace-sponsored event honoring the Student Voices program of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence was a wild success! The event took place on April 26, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center, with over 200 people in attendance.  A big thanks to all of the event’s supporters. See the gallery for more pictures!

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