Friday, September 23, 2011

4 Peace and Unity

Today the spirit of Uptown was raised through a well attended march for peace and unity led by the Uplift Marching Band.  Though it was expressed that this march was not going to end violence but was another step and bring the people together towards peace. The march was sponsored by: RIMS, Kuumba Lynx, JUICE, Unity Base, Cease Fire/ONE, Northside Action for Justice, Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce, local residents and others.

The march began at the corner of Sunnyside and Racine and wound through the area making stops at the corners of Lawrence & Sheridan, Wilson & Sheridan, Clarendon & Sunnyside, and ending at Uplift High School.

 There were  empowering speakers at each stop, from the strong words of  prayer, the heavy words of a mother, and words that conveyed the power of a changed life from criminality to an inspired leader in the example of Malcolm X.  The words the received the most response was the words from a song "Self destruction...we are heading for self destruction"

Lets turn back from self destruction and "unite and fight for what's right, Not negative 'cause the way we live is positive"

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