Anti-violence march and resource fair Saturday

April 20, 2012
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Ald. Deborah L. Graham (29th), in conjunction with the 15th District Chicago Police Department, will hold an anti-violence march and resource fair Saturday.

The event will open with a press conference at 10 a.m. at the corner of Laramie Avenue and Adams Street, and head west to South Lotus Avenue, south to West Quincy Street, and back east on West Quincy Street to Laramie Avenue.

“I’m committed to fighting for safer neighborhoods,” said Graham in a press release.  “I stand with the stakeholders of our community and call for peace and an improved quality of life.”

Together, Graham, 15th District CAPS, community organizations, and area pastors and congregations will march in solidarity to demonstrate their desire for change in the targeted area of the march, the entire 29th Ward, and city of Chicago neighborhoods.

The march will conclude with a resource fair at Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 W. Jackson Blvd., at the corner of Laramie Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.

The fair will have representation from Haymarket Center, B.U.I.L.D.; Chicago Department of Family and Support Services; 15th District CAPS; Northeastern University—Center for Inner City Studies; ComEd and others offering information on opportunities and programs for youth and young adults.

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