Freeport, Illinois – In an article we brought you regarding another shooting in Freeport where an argument turned to gunfire, we told you of yet one more incident that happened in Freeport where someone could have been seriously hurt, if not killed.
As a result of the all too often news reports that we hear regarding guns going off, people getting shot, we’re asking Freeport a question.
Can Freeport truly come together as a mixed culture and make a statement of peace, no fighting, no violence 1,000 of us, all together in the streets?
This is the event that will say that above any other event in Freeport history.
We’re looking for 1,000 people of all ages from all across the city of Freeport who will stand with us against the senseless shootings and violence in our community. 1,000 people who will make a statement of peace, family and community. We’ll even broadcast it to the world.
We would like to do this four times within one year at four areas within Freeport, (but let’s try number one first). Maybe an hour or so of time total and covering perhaps a few blocks of walking, (or riding a bike). We’ll work out the details.
The date of March 31st is just put in here so there’s a date. It’s somewhere off in the distance because knowing 1,000 of you WILL walk is going to be harder than just meeting somewhere and walking itself.
The message is simple.
We’re your neighbors. We all live here. We’re here because we don’t want anyone to get hurt in our city. Not your kids, not our kids and not either of us.
Along the way people can join in and walk with us. They can come outside and talk with us. This is a friendly walk open to everyone. There is NO CULTURE to this event. Black, white, purple, blue, tall, skinny, overweight, in a wheelchair, gay, lbgt, families, children of all ages, everyone is invited. Call someone who would least expect it and invite them. Invite someone who thinks you don’t like them to the event, someone who perhaps you’ve had differences with.
We all talk of community, setting aside our differences, being culturally mixed, this will be the event that will say that we are and can be. It very well could be the biggest community statement against racial differences and fighting between us any small town has ever made.
Would you be part of making a statement? That’s all we’re asking right now.
In addition to this article we have also created a Facebook event page which can be found here. If you’re willling to stand with us, all we’re asking is that you click the button that says you’re coming to this event, share this with people you know and once we get 1,000 people, we’ll plan a day and organize the entire event.
Feel free to write us, message us, comment on this article or the event page if you have any comments or questions.
Make a stand in our streets with us. Be one of the 1,000.