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5/8/2013 1:50:00 PM
'Stop the Violence Festival' on May 11

A stop the violence festival called "commUNITY IS ALIVE" will be held on May 11 at Fleetwood Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.

Alanna Williams and Lauren Hammond, who are sponsoring the event as their senior studies project at Evanston Township High School, say, "We decided upon this project because of the unfortunate events that are happening in our neighborhood right now. We see firsthand the devastating effects of gun violence. We see our neighbors and friends get shot and killed. We see cousins alive and well, one day, and the next, we see their blood drenching the pavement by a park. Enough is enough. It is time for us to take a stand."

The purpose of the event, they say, is "to preserve the positive memories of all the young people who have lost their lives to violence throughout the Evanston community while honoring, embodying and spreading the positive legacies they have left behind, all the while, promoting a positive atmosphere for youth to become involved in stopping the violence."

The festival will be held between 11 p.m. and 2 p.m., followed by a march, "A Walk to Remember," at 2 p.m. to Mason Park. Admission is $5. Those wishing to have more information, to register, or to make a donation should email Alanna or Lauren at

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