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Fundraiser for Open Books

Event Fundraiser: Strides For Peace - 2021 Race Against Gun Violence

About Open Books

Open Books is a participating in the Race Against Gun Violence because we see our work to engage young people in reading and writing programs, while building confidence and self-efficacy around those skills, as part of a our city's effort to prevent gun violence. Through extracurricular engagement and efforts going toward academic confidence, we make an indirect impact on gun violence issues throughout our city. Our students have thoughtful mentors and coaches that care about them, and we see those relationships as vital to building communication and storytelling skills as well. Finally, we see the Race Against Gun Violence as an amazing opportunity to engage our volunteer corps, students, and community leaders to come out and support Open Books, as well as learn more about all of the organizations doing the direct and indirect work it takes to prevent gun violence in Chicago.