For Immediate Release: Chicago Activist and Civil Rights Leadership will Rally for PEACE- give away coats in opposition of violence for Holiday Season

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CHICAGO, IL-Social Justice organizations and activist will stand together for a Peace rally on December 4, 2016 at 12 noon- The PEACE RALLY/PRAYER VIGIL is scheduled to remember citizens slain by gun/ community violence. The event will be held from 12-1 p.m. on intersection of 79th and exchange, Southside of Chicago . The Main sponsors are The Zakat Foundation and Freedom First International, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters Inc and others.


In addition multiple “coats will be givenaway,” for those in need-to serve and support the community effort for keeping the city “safe and secure.” The south shore are is considered to be one of the top ten deadliest neighborhoods with 20 homicides and 120 total shootings year to date.

QUOTEAs the year draws to an end, we look to remember those whose lives where lost of our South Shore community and plan for a better future. On Sunday, December 4th, from 12-2 p.m. Zakat Foundation of America in collaboration with Freedom First International other organizations are taking over an intersection in South Shore that has been rife with violence, and reclaiming the space for positive use. We wish to promote community through reflection, thought-provoking entertainment, and good will. 
Ubuntu: We Stand For Peace is about not only our shared losses as a community, but how we can claim shared ownership to minimize the blood-shed in South Shore. 


Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.


WHAT: Peace Vigil to combat growing gun violence on Chicago’s SouthSide “We Stand for Peace.”

WHERE: 79th and Exchange  Intersection, Chicago, Illinois 60611

WHEN: 12/04/2016 from 12 noon- 1:00pm

WHO:  Zakat Foundation of America,Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat Chicago community violence / police violence/ gun violence 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of those who commit community violence

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy 

Contact (s):  

Gregg L, Greer-Media Adviser 321 355-0598,

  Marcus Knight-Lead Organizer-708 233-0555

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