The second annual "Citywide Peace Walk" will be held Saturday in Chicago.
The Chicago International Youth Peace Movement is holding the event, which will begin at the Bronzeville Community Garden, located at 51st Street and Calumet Avenue. The peace walk starts at 11 a.m. and is meant "to gather the community to rally, mobilize and organize against community violence and police brutality in our neighborhoods."
According to an announcement, participants will walk to 52nd Street and Calumet Avenue, "the site where 23-year-old Rachee Williams was gunned down on Saturday, July 16th, 2016."
Jessica Disu is among the Citywide Peace Walk organizers.
"Our time is now to peacefully reclaim our communities through prayer, organizing, political education, voter registration and civic engagement," she said in a statement. "Together as a community, we can come together to build potential solutions to community violence and work towards transformative justice. We hope to educate the community about systemic violence and demonstrate how social inequalities such as poverty and joblessness lead to senseless violence. It is out of desperation that misguided youth are shooting. Our time is now to come together and respond to the cries of our young people."