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"I am for Peace" Student-Led March to Spread Peace

On Thursday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m. "I Am for Peace" founder Razia Hutchins, a junior at Perspectives Charter Schools, and students from all three Perspective campuses will march for peace on the South Side.

As the number of killings increase on a daily basis, Perspectives Charter School students are taking a stand against violence and spreading a message of peace by staging a march that will include supporters from the community and businesses who want to disrupt the violence and save lives.

The march will begin at 22nd and State Street and end with a peace jam at 36th and Wabash.

Hutchins and fellow organizers have been making appeals via social media and visits to Chicago-area churches to get residents involved.

The "I Am for Peace" march will also be filmed as part of student documentary that is being created by two former producers of the Oprah Winfrey show. The students' Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 to finance the film ends on June 10.

Keywords: education, Peace, Perspectives Charter Schools, Violence

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