Monday, August 03, 2009
march/parade against Pilsen violence
In the wake of the death by gunfire of artist Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jr., Michael Hernandez De Luna, Miguel Cortez and Pete Rodriguez called a meeting to organize a community response to the rash of shootings in the area.
There will be a march/parade against Pilsen violence on Sunday, August 9, at 3:00 p.m. starting at Juarez High School, on 22d & Ashland.
Following the march, "Casa Sandia" (old Pilsen-ites Sandy and Eric) will be welcoming the group into their yard for celebration, on the corner of 16th and Loomis.
Tell everyone with the guts to make a difference!
There will be another planning meeting Aug 5 Wednesday for sign making bring materials.
CASA ATZLAN 1831 S Racine @ 7PM.
Some details are still up in the air, so check back for updates as things develop.
But please come, and bring art, music, creativity and a good attitude.
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Great turn out for the Anti-Violence March. Great effort by march organizers. Thanks to the police for the fantastic support and protection offered throughout the March. It's really sad when you march, knowing that a 19 year old would have been able to march just 3 weeks prior if he had not been mistaken for a gang member in a gang-retaliation incident at the heart of Pilsen, right in from of a pre-school and a public library. Police and citizens need to work hand in hand, consistently, daily - to make our streets safer in 60608. RIP, Jeff Maldonado Jr. (J-Def)
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