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Joliet Central High School Students Lead Peace Walk

November 29, 2016 10:09 AM
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On Monday, November 21st, forty students and 6 staff members from Joliet Central High School participated in their first-ever Peace Walk. Led by teachers Ernest Crim and Jeffrey Grimes, the students walked around the block four times while chanting slogans of peace and love.  

Grimes said, “In response to a recent surge in community violence we wanted to empower our students and give them a platform to let their voices be heard.  The overall purpose is to gradually promote peace and positivity in the immediate community.   Mr. Crim and I felt like the most effective strategy to do this was to invite our students on a peace walk after school, holding signs that promote brotherly love, peace and community .” 

Grimes added, “It was a great time and the students left inspired to continue the work on a more consistent basis.  We want our students to know that through community activism and organizing, they have the power to affect positive change in their communities and transform the city of Joliet.”

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