Letters for Peace

Letters for Peace Through grassroots and community organizing, we as future nurses find peaceful solutions to address the amassed violence in our communities.
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As future nurses we recognize that we cannot ignore the violence in our communities. The daily loss of lives here in Chicago must be addressed. We recognize this violence as a public health issue that threatens individuals and communities both directly and indirectly. Recent legislative non-action demonstrated that we can no longer rely passively on our government to act on our behalf - we must speak out together. We invite you to follow our journey to find peaceful solutions. We offer this as a call to action for our elected officials to pass true gun reform laws. Through grassroots and community organizing we share our stories, name our demands, and humanize the cost of gun violence in Chicago and in the nation as a whole. Across organizations, neighborhoods, ages, races, and cultures - we come together and pledge our commitment to peaceful solutions. Through collective understanding and action we can move forward out of fear and inaction. For the victims already lost from violence, we stand in solidarity with them and their loved ones.

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Gun control made headlines in last night's final debate. The UIC College of Nursing is determined to continue our effort...
10/20/2016
Letters for Peace

Gun control made headlines in last night's final debate. The UIC College of Nursing is determined to continue our efforts addressing this issue in our community. To learn more about Letters for Peace and view the letters from our campaign, please see below.

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Letters for Peace
07/29/2016

Letters for Peace

Over 100 beautiful, touching, and powerful letters have been collected. Thank you all who came out to yesterday's event ...
07/26/2016

Over 100 beautiful, touching, and powerful letters have been collected. Thank you all who came out to yesterday's event and all that have contributed to this cause. Your voices will be heard. Special thanks to Center for Advancing Domestic Peace, Inc. CureViolence, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, National Nurses United, and Peace Hub for sharing and supporting.

HUGE thanks to Icon3studios for these amazing photos. He truly captured the essence of these incredible moments and emotions. There will be more to come from this talented photographer!

Chicago gun violence will not be solved with a one time effort. One event, or one law. Stay tuned to follow the journey of the letters and our continued attempt to draw attention to this issue and initiate change. Stay strong. Spread hope.

Directly or indirectly gun violence affects us ALL. How has it affected you/your community & what are your thoughts for ...
07/25/2016

Directly or indirectly gun violence affects us ALL. How has it affected you/your community & what are your thoughts for the future/reform?

If you can't make it tomorrow? Email me you response @ [email protected] to have your voice join ours! Your story will be folded into a paper crane and displayed with the rest! Together we can initiate change ๐ŸŒโœŒโ˜ฎ

Found this hanging next to the Letters for Peace Flyer I put up in the Starbucks on campus. As people poured milk into t...
07/23/2016

Found this hanging next to the Letters for Peace Flyer I put up in the Starbucks on campus. As people poured milk into their morning coffees, a crowd formed around this letter as all were taken back by these touching, beautiful words.

These exchanges, these stories, these glimpses of hope. This is what it's all about ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™โ˜ฎ #wereallinthistogether #hopespreads #lettersforpeace #peacefulsolutions #chicagopd #chicago #chicagoevents

๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸCAN'T ATTEND but still want to contribute? ?๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Fill our our ABSENTEE PROMPT below! โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡ Send back to us and your lette...
07/20/2016

๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸCAN'T ATTEND but still want to contribute? ?๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Fill our our ABSENTEE PROMPT below! โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡ Send back to us and your letter will be folded into a paper crane, displayed at the event, and sent to representatives. All voices count, let's show that we can come together as one ๐ŸŒโ˜ฎ #lettersforpeace #peacefulsolutions #cometogether #uicnursing #nursesforsocialjustice

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pH3D26sHNSS8pEkFArAqah7RUyoxl5me8B1GVtebFv0/edit?usp=drive_web

ONE week from today! Come join us Monday, July 25th 2:30pm @ the UIC College of Nursing. Across ages, races, ethnicities...
07/18/2016

ONE week from today! Come join us Monday, July 25th 2:30pm @ the UIC College of Nursing. Across ages, races, ethnicities & cultures. As individuals, friends, family, and partners. We come together as a community to address the increasing violence in Chicago and pledge our commitment to peaceful solutions #lettersforpeace @lettersforpeace #uicnursing #endviolence #chicago #nursesforpeace #peacefulsolutions #chicagoevents

So let's #disarmhate and find #peacefulsolutions ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒทโœŒ #lettersforpeace #uicnursing #endgunviolence #enoughisenough #curev...
07/12/2016

So let's #disarmhate and find #peacefulsolutions ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒทโœŒ #lettersforpeace #uicnursing #endgunviolence #enoughisenough #cureviolence #chicago #chicagoevents #cometogether #americansforresponsiblesolutions #bradycampaign @gabbygiffords @mbmhmc @peacehubchicago @nogunviolence

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07/08/2016

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07/08/2016

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