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*******For Immediate Release*******

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Chicago and the Violence Interrupters to hold  Peace Circle/Press Conference Saturday 04/23/16 at Foster Park (South Side, Chicago)


Chicago, Illinois

On This Saturday April 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm-The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters along with other Community Activist (groups) will conduct a Peace Circle and Press Conference at the  Foster Park (West 83rd and South Bishop) calling for the local (south side) Chicago community to come together _”put down the Guns” in a effort to balance Justice for the Community.”  One important agenda item for discussion is when an aspiring rapper was shot and killed while filming a music video with other artists and friends at Foster Park on Chicago’s South Side on Tuesday April 20, 2016 . Four other people were wounded in the shooting including a 23-year-old man Damond Dawson who was shot in the back of the head. Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said someone walked up to the group and opened fire near West 83rd and South Bishop in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood just before 2:20 a.m. on that Tuesday.

Data shows-

For their effort, they (group) with also announce multiple initiatives to challenge the negative culture of the Chicago Violence,  in addition to the ongoing campaign a belief that the integrity of the black community is being threatened by the violence and that ongoing and progressive solutions must be sought.


  Read more information:

Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent Case- Demand Justice , ect
◾Police Reform
◾Community Violence Prevention on the Chicago (Southside)
◾Change Perceptions of People of Color and others of the Legal System


WHAT:   Press Conference

WHERE:   Foster Park (West 83rd and South Bishop) Chicago

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 4:30pm

WHO: Local Advocacy and Community Leadership

Tio Hardiman, President- Violence Interrupters (Primary Organizer)

Rev. Gregg L Greer, President -SCLC/Freedom First Chicago (Primary Organizer)

Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Advisor (SCLC) or 321 355-0598


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