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Join us! Walk for Peace! ÁmateAhora A Voice For Healthy Living will be there at 5pm to meet and greet. Want to make a difference email me at madrigalconsulting@gmail for details. No later than this Wednesday Noon. Be proud for peace, wear a smile and comfortable shoes. The walk starts at 7:00 p.m. at the New Life Church, 3400 W Division St Chicago, IL 60651 at Homan Ave in Humboldt Park.
Women’s Federation for World Peace, Crime Stoppers, Rainbow Push Coalition, NAACP, Cease Fire, Rotary of Chicago, PTA of Illinois, Chicago Public Schools, ÁmateAhora A Voice For Healthy Living, among groups participating.
PR.com wrote, On Wednesday, August 13th, Pastor Choco of New Life Covenant Church, Parents for Peace and Justice, city officials, politicians, organizations and international Latino author/civic leader Robert Renteria will join forces. In an effort to stop violence in Chicago, the coalition of groups will participate in The Walk for Peace.
“Mr. Renteria is our only author who has developed anti-violence and youth initiatives,” stated Fran Briggs, eMediaCampaigns!’ Director of Operations. “He continues to be recognized for his effectiveness on these issues.”
“We use money to support wars, but neglect to feed the poor. People are walking around in a culture of darkness and we need to do something about it,” stated a passionate Robert Renteria. “Enough panel discussions talking about gang violence and statistics. As leaders, it’s time to walk the walk and bring a solution to these issues because that’s what leadership is all about. The ultimate weapon is not a loaded gun, but an educated mind.”
Chicago is recognized by the FBI as the murder capitol of the nation.
“It’s important that we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters who are victims of the violence plaguing our communities,” stated Pastor Choco. “We are a beacon of light in the darkest places which helps bring love and joy from the Lord to all. This march is not only in remembrance of those we lost to violence, but a rally cry to end the violence and bring forth peace and hope.”
Pastor Choco sponsored more than 500 copies of “From the Barrio to the Board Room 2nd edition”, “Mi Barrio and Little Barrio.” The books are part of a bilingual book series written by author Robert Renteria. They will be distributed during The Walk for Peace. Up to 2,000 people are expected to participate.
Renteria added that “the problem-solving process is to recognize the problem, find a solution and take action.” He was inspired to write Barrio books and developed a school and faith-based curricula to help kids with their critical thinking skills, and help schools bridge the educational gap.
Robert Renteria offers teaching tools for schools and organizations working towards ending gangs and gun violence and is available for national speaking tours. For additional information, visit http://www.fromthebarrio.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312-933-5619. For media opportunities and speaking engagements, contact eMediaCampaigns!, Fran Briggs, 206.279.0818.