Strides for Peace & Partner News

Community Affiliate M.A.S.S. Hosts Back-to-School Block Party

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Aug 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Community Affiliate M.A.S.S. Hosts Back-to-School Block Party

  M.A.S.S. hosted its 4th annual Back-to-School event on Aug 16, 2018 at D.S Wentworth Elementary School.  Kids enjoyed food, dancing, pony rides, and working with Ra from Rescue and Recover.

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BUILD’s Summer Peace League Featured in the More in Common Show

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jul 25, 2018 | Comments Off on BUILD’s Summer Peace League Featured in the More in Common Show

In one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, ex-gang members and police officers now play friendly games of softball together in this summer’s Peace League by BUILD Chicago. “It brings us closer to each other.” BUILD’s Summer Peace League Featured in the More in Common Show

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At St. Sabina, parishioners, local musicians and Yo-Yo Ma ‘bear witness’

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 20, 2018 | Comments Off on At St. Sabina, parishioners, local musicians and Yo-Yo Ma ‘bear witness’

Featured in the Sun Times, learn more about Civic Partner Negaunee Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s very special songwriting project with survivor group Purpose Over Pain, and their powerful concert held at  Community Partner St. Sabina. One of the songs was featured at the Race Against Gun Violence last June.  For more information about…

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Race Against Gun Violence brings together more than 40 nonprofits and runners

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Race Against Gun Violence brings together more than 40 nonprofits and runners

The 5th Annual Race Against Gun Violence brings together more than 40 nonprofits and runners throughout the area to raise awareness  and save lives. NBC Chicago

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Strides for Peace brings Greg Zanis and Crosses for Losses to the Race Against Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace brings Greg Zanis and Crosses for Losses to the Race Against Gun Violence

Strides for Peace brings Greg Zanis and Crosses for Losses to the Race Against Gun Violence to highlight the toll of gun violence at the Race Against Gun Violence.  Organizers recognize the need to work on multiple fronts to save lives. WGN 9 News

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Get on board the Peace Mobile!

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Get on board the Peace Mobile!

Get on board the Peace Mobile!  NBC takes a ride with board member Donna Thompson, and executive director Mary Stonor Saunders, to learn more about the Race Gun Violence and how to make a difference in your community. NBC Chicago

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An Attempt at Ending Gun Violence Through Music

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 21, 2018 | Comments Off on An Attempt at Ending Gun Violence Through Music

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute is facilitating a live performance at the 5th Annual Race Against Gun Violence as a testament to the common goal of ending gun violence and promoting peace in Chicago.  Integral to the ongoing work of Strides for Peace and the Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO, this special…

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Maggie and Mary talk with ABC about the upcoming Race Against Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Maggie and Mary talk with ABC about the upcoming Race Against Gun Violence

The founder of Strides for Peace, Maggie Baczkowski, and Mary Stonor Saunders, Executive Director, talk with ABC about the upcoming Race Against Gun Violence. ABC Chicago

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Strides for Peace Announces Special Partnership with Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Apr 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace Announces Special Partnership with Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Strides for Peace is pleased to announce a new partnership for their 5th annual Race Against Gun Violence on June 7, 2018 in Upper Hutchinson Field, Grant Park. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute is facilitating a live performance at the race as a testament to the common goal of ending gun violence and…

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City Council Adopts Resolution in Support of the Race Against Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Feb 28, 2018 | Comments Off on City Council Adopts Resolution in Support of the Race Against Gun Violence

City Council Chairman Ariel E. Reboyras presents a resolution to the City Council in support of Strides for Peace’s 5th Annual Race Against Gun Violence. With the sense of urgency about gun violence, there could not be a better time to bring the city together, take a stand against gun violence, and celebrate the life-changing…

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