In honor of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recognize the strength and resilience of survivors of sexual assault and celebrate our compassionate community partners who work to end violence and encourage healing in our city.
The scope of domestic violence is vast and often hidden behind closed doors, leaving victims feeling trapped with nowhere to turn. But for Megan*, enough was enough.
Hosted by the Marshall Square Resource Network (MSRN), participants of the 5th Annual Peace March sought to commemorate the lives of individuals who’ve been killed in acts of violence and unite neighbors on a peaceful front. The march is an extension of the Little Village Neighborhood Network’s goal to reduce violence in the neighborhood, which frequently experiences both domestic and community violence.
Despite a rainy Friday, a line of demonstrators snaked its way along California Avenue in Little Village, chanting “no more violence” and “no mas violencia.” Joining the 4th Annual Peace March, residents and friends of Marshall Square, a community on the east side of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, assembled to march against domestic violence.