For immediate Release: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil) Press Conference and Prayer Vigil
For immediate Release: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil)
Press Conference and Prayer Vigil
Sunday-March 19, 2017 62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)
Chicago, IL. at 11:00 am
When 30,000 Americans die each year due to gun violence, it is time to acknowledge that we are suffering from a modern plague. When schoolchildren are gunned down by single shooters with a high-capacity magazine, we suffer from a modern plague. And, when criminals can buy weapons without having their backgrounds checked, we suffer from a modern plague.
This Vigil will be part of our early effort to “Prevent the critical Issue of Gun Violence” for 2017 in areas in Chicago where this plague is taking young lives in abundance. (This corner is where a three year old is in critical condition after being shot in the head in an apparent accident.) The goal is to stop unnecessary loss of life!
Recent initiatives to address
Recent- Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about Chicago Community Violence
WHAT: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil)Press Conference and Prayer Vigil
WHERE: March 19, 2017 11:00 a.m at 62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)
62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)
WHO: Violence Interrupters, Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois and others. (Please note this group has been on the frontlines of Chicago Violence for the past three years and more).
WHY: The issue of gun violence — more specifically, Chicago’s gun violence — is by no means a new issue. However, President Trump has singled out the city, even threatening to send in the federal troops, as a part of his “law and order” campaign. The current discourse coming from the White House focuses on more police, more prison and increased criminalization of Black and Latino communities as a solution. Unfortunately, this narrative of retribution fully incorporates the Fraternal Order of Police viewpoint without considering the concerns of the community.
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change in Chicago in the wake of last years overwhelming and historically high community violence totals.
AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_Violence in Chicago, IL