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Local Organizations Band Together for Celebrating a Brighter Future,’ an Event Highlighting and Promoting Positivity in Chicago’s At-Risk Communities
On Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m., the Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St, Chicago, IL 60644, will be transformed into "Celebrating a Brighter Future," an art, peace and job festival. This celebration will promote peace, and highlight the positive work young people and adults in these communities are doing to promote anti-violence. Monterrey Security, in partnership with non-profits BUILD Chicago and The Resurrection Project, is behind the initiative.
"We strongly believe that Monterrey Security has a duty to be an engaged business leader," says Juan Gaytan, president and CEO of Monterrey Security. "That is why we are stepping up and creating this program. Through our actions, we want to show our commitment and investment in the people of Chicago. It's not enough to stand by and wish for things to change, action must be taken now to create a pipeline of hope for the city's most at-risk communities. The area of Austin and West Garfield Park boasts high numbers in crime. With this event we hope to not only inspire young people to reach their full potential, but to galvanize our peers to aid in the support of them," added Gaytan.
The purpose of this initiative is to counteract that news by highlighting and celebrating the positive stories coming out of those streets. The event will feature, the Peacemaker award recognizing the work of young leaders from each non-profit, a live painting session, and an "Express yourself Against Violence," art contest. White Sox alum Michael Huff, who shared the field with Carlton Fisk, Ozzie Guillen and Frank Thomas, will be in attendance alongside White Sox Director of Fan Engagement, Cris Quintana.