Strides for Peace & Partner News

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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We All Have A Stake

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Oct 14, 2020 | Comments Off on We All Have A Stake

The celebration of the individual was never meant to be the adulation of the selfish, but the liberation of human potential. I finally completed my personal Race Against Gun Violence this week, while visiting Washington, D.C.  Starting at the Supreme Court, past the Capitol, I ran by the American Indian Museum, Washington Memorial, National Archives…

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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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You Don’t Have to Climb to the Mountain Top to Make a Difference

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Aug 29, 2020 | Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Climb to the Mountain Top to Make a Difference

I just got my backside whooped — no destroyed – today by Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain (in the Adirondacks). I couldn’t finish it. First time in my life I succumbed to a mountain I set out to hike. So why am I looking so triumphant and what does this have to do with the Race…

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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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Remembering Greg Zanis

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Remembering Greg Zanis

Words of gratitude and love. Thank you to Greg, the Crossman, for bringing love and light to the darkest times. Thanks to all those who sent videos and the lovely and amazing Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Ramsay of 5x12Films, who put together a short video tribute to share with Greg and his family. View the…

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Chicago Food Bank Expands Operations To Areas Hit Hardest By COVID-19: South And West Sides

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Chicago Food Bank Expands Operations To Areas Hit Hardest By COVID-19: South And West Sides

Trusted community organizations that will lead the outdoor distribution sites: Apostolic Church of God (and the Network of Woodlawn), Greater Auburn-Gresham Community Development Corporation, Austin Coming Together, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, New Life Centers of Chicagoland, South Shore Works and Trinity United Church of Christ. Read more here.

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