Strides for Peace & Partner News

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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Community Partner Paving the Way: Former Gang Member Looks to Prevent Violence in Washington Park

By Strides for Peace | Jul 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Community Partner Paving the Way: Former Gang Member Looks to Prevent Violence in Washington Park

A group in Washington Park is taking the NBC 5 and Telemundo pledge to become Neighborhood Heroes, as a former gang member’s “Pave the Way” organization is looking to build bridges and prevent violence in the neighborhood. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more on their inspiring story. NBC News

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Strides For Peace Race in the News!

By Strides for Peace | Jul 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Strides For Peace Race in the News!

Take a moment and see the media clips highlighting our 2017 Race for Peace! Chicago Tonight  CBS  Austin Talks  Chicago Carpe Diem   Chicago Every Block   NBC

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World Renowned Cellist and Peace Activist Yo-Yo Ma Performs Mini-Concert in Strides for Peace’s Peace Mobile

By Strides for Peace | Jul 23, 2017 | Comments Off on World Renowned Cellist and Peace Activist Yo-Yo Ma Performs Mini-Concert in Strides for Peace’s Peace Mobile

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!

By Strides for Peace | Jul 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Strides For Peace: Give Life A Chance!

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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Students Create Music to Push Back Against Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Students Create Music to Push Back Against Gun Violence

A South Side recording studio is joining the push to stop gun violence in the city, and they’re doing so by making music. That music is being performed and recorded by young people, known as “Sound of the Future,” and they’re using their lyrics and beats to effect positive change in their communities. NBC 5’s…

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City Council Approves Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence

By Ethan Armstrong | May 2, 2017 | Comments Off on City Council Approves Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence

CHICAGO (May 2, 2017) – Strides for Peace was honored to have the City Council vote to approve a Resolution introduced by Chairman Ariel Reboyras, in recognition of Strides for Peace’s Race Against Gun Violence. Heartfelt thanks to the Mayor’s Office and Chairman Reboyras for sponsoring the resolution, and to Community Partners Gary Comer Youth…

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Strides For Peace Sets Its Sights On Grant Park For Fourth Annual Run/Walk Against Gun Violence

By Ethan Armstrong | Apr 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Strides For Peace Sets Its Sights On Grant Park For Fourth Annual Run/Walk Against Gun Violence

CHICAGO (April 18, 2017) – Continuing its work alongside Chicago’s leaders in the fight against gun violence, Strides For Peace has committed to increasing the impact of it’s annual run/walk in 2017 with a new venue and a new date.  The Fourth Annual 8/5K Run, Two Mile Walk, and Tots For Peace Sprint will be held on Thursday, June…

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Saint Viator High School students participate in Strides for Peace

By Strides for Peace | Oct 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Saint Viator High School students participate in Strides for Peace
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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