BRONZEVILLE — Organizers say an upcoming peace summit on the South Side is aimed at encouraging people to put their guns down and embrace one another with love.
"Everybody has to play a role in regards to recapturing the minds of our lost youth," said Tio Hardiman, executive director of the nonprofit Violence Interrupters Inc. "Talk is cheap and the young people in Chicago need our support."
The summit runs from noon to 3 p.m. June 21 at the Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. Speakers will include Hardiman.
The former director of CeaseFire said violence won't stop by marching after a shooting, crunching numbers or radio stations stopping the music for one day.
"[We need] to come together with all segments of the community to work on a citywide peace plan," he added.
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