Strides for Peace Press Releases

2020

The Gene Siskel Film Center and Strides for Peace Announce A Special Free Film Screening of the Choose Hope Film Series

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November 29, 2020

The Gene Siskel Film Center and Strides for Peace Announce A Special Free Film Screening of the Choose Hope Film Series

Featuring 10 Chicago Community Organizations on the Frontlines of Covid-19, Racial Injustice and Rising Gun Violence.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:30 – 9:00PM

The summer of 2020 was like no other. Meet the people who Choose Hope, no matter the odds.

In response to the need to social distance during an unprecedented time of change and disruption, Strides for Peace launched the Choose Hope film series to transport viewers to the frontlines of Chicago communities facing the greatest challenges, to provide a window into what was happening on the ground and to introduce the hidden heroes who choose hope, no matter the odds.

Join a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by
Mary Stonor Saunders, Executive Director of Strides of Peace
Meet the Filmmakers: Filming During Lockdown
Brandi Reed, LSHY Media
Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Ramsay, 5 x 12 Films

Community Leaders: Choosing Hope No Matter the Odds
Franklin Cosey-Gay, Executive Director of University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration’s Center for Youth Violence Prevention, will help lead the discussion
Matt DeMateo, Executive Director, New Life Centers of Chicagoland (Little Village)
Diane Latiker, Founder and Executive Director, Kids Off the Block (Roseland)
Autry Phillips, Executive Director Target Area Development Corp (Englewood)

Featured organizations:
BUILD (Austin and Humboldt Park), The BASE Chicago (Garfield Park), C.H.A.M.P.S. (Greater Grand Crossing), I Grow Chicago (Englewood), Kids Off the Block (Roseland), Mothers Against Street Shooters (Englewood), New Life Centers (Little Village), Paving the Way (Washington Park), Target Area Development Corp (Englewood), West Town Bikes (Humboldt Park)

This event is free, but you must PRE-ORDER tickets to join. Visit https://www.stridesforpeace.org/ or go to https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/strides-peaces-choose-hope-film-screening for details and to register

About Strides for Peace: Founded in 2014, Strides for Peace is dedicated to increasing collective impact of nonprofits working to end gun violence and create a stronger Chicago where all can thrive, free from the fear if gun violence. To that end, we work to empower existing community organizations, promote collaboration and amplify solution-driven dialogue of those on the front lines of ending gun violence.

About the Gene Siskel Film Center: The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diversevoices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful, provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists.

Strides for Peace Hosts 7th Annual Race Against Gun Violence — Virtual!

Bringing together an unprecedented 80+ non-profit, academic, arts, health care and civic organizations to raise funds and awareness for community organizations working towards a Chicago where all can thrive.

September 18, 2020

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Chicago’s Race Against Gun Violence Announces Live Stream Celebration

Featuring Remarks by Mayor Lightfoot and Community Leaders
Performances by the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, C.A.M. and DJ Hot Rod

September 16, 2020

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7th Annual RACE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Goes Virtual, Generates Support for More than 50 Community Organizations on the Frontlines of Gun Violence and Covid-19

August 13, 2020

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City Council to Vote on Resolution in Recognition of Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence

February 19, 2020

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2019

6th Annual RACE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Opens for Early Registration Drawing Diverse Stakeholders and Partners from Across Chicagoland

November 29, 2019

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Strides for Peace Hosts Inaugural Wellness Retreat to Address Trauma of Nonprofit Staff Working on the Frontlines of Gun Violence

Hosted at St. Mary of the Lakes, the retreat will be facilitated by NATAL, Israeli Center for Trauma and Resiliency and include eight Chicago community organizations.

October 23, 2019

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Nearly 2,000 to gather for Strides for Peace’s 6th Annual Race Against Gun Violence bringing together an unprecedented 70+ non-profit, academic, arts, health care and civic organizations committed to ending gun violence and building a Chicago where all can thrive.

Vic Mensa, Takesha Meshe Kizart-Thomas to perform with Civic Orchestra of Chicago

May 31, 2019

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Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence Announces Collaborative Performances featuring Vic Mensa, Civic Orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas
Chairman Reboyras to introduce a resolution in recognition of the Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence