June 25, 2012

United Against Violence: Peace March

The Pilsen community marched and prayed for a peaceful and safe summer on June 25.  There was a message sent out that Pilsen will not allow gang activity and violence to take root in the community.  Community residents, neighbors, youth and public officials attended.

Community residents decided they would march when on May 8th 2012, more than one hundred residents met at Dvorak Park to discuss ways of ending gang violence.  The peace march is a call to awareness about the issue.

12th Interim District Commander, Ronald A. Pontecore, Dvorak Park Council, Father Sean O’Sullivan, St. Procopius Church Community, Madres y Padres Por La Paz, Sandy Chavez, State’s Attorney’s Office, 18thStreet and Development Corporation and Alderman Daniel Solis came to support the march.

More updates about public safety in Pilsen coming soon.

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