Posts tagged "gun violence"

A Response to Chicago's Violence: Community Action Day- May 4th

We know a gun can kill. We know a community can grow.  This is the text of the posters around Chicago promoting  Community Action Day on May 4th.  Sponsored by All Stars Project, Inc., the meet-up starts at 10:00 am at University Center Conference, 525 S. State Street, 2nd Floor.  The purpose is to kick... Read more »

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing
At a conference on after school programming, I listened to a parent from the west side of Chicago tell the audience about a time she averted a tragedy in a gymnasium filled with youth. A boy was about to pull a gun, and the parent had no choice but to call upon rival gang leaders... Read more »

After You Hug Your Children Tonight, What to Say About the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

A CNN alert regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT appeared on my phone this morning and as my eyes read it, my brain immediately shouted back NO!  As more information became available, a sick feeling grew stronger in my stomach.  These were innocent children and the majority of the victims were... Read more »
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