Strides for Peace & Partner News

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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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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