Strides for Peace & Partner News

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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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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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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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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Civil Eats features creative meal delivery solution; Strides for Peace is proud to be involved with this initiative

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Civil Eats features creative meal delivery solution; Strides for Peace is proud to be involved with this initiative

Project Isaiah, working with airline caterers, has delivered over a million meals. Project Isaiah quickly made use of idle airline catering infrastructure to provide meals to hungry people in 11 cities nationwide — including in Chicago! Read more about this effort here.

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