Howard University > Alternative Spring Break 2012
While in Chicago
Howard University students in Chicago over spring break are advocating against gun violence, the leading cause of death among the city’s adolescents. During the week-long stay in Chicago, students will be participating three teams.

Volunteers with the education group will visit local high schools, including Perspective Charter School, Leo High School and St. Sabina Academy to speak with freshman and sophomore students about the importance of breaking the code of silence and incorporating non-violence and conflict resolution principles into their lives.

Volunteers participating in the creative arts group will spend the week painting a mural at the Arc of the St. Sabina Center that will influence peace and incorporate African-American figures.

Students volunteering with the advocacy group will canvas in neighborhoods in and around the city, petitioning and gathering supporters for stricter gun laws as well as the reinstatement of the assault rifle ban.

Their efforts will culminate with a noon rally in downtown Chicago noon, Friday, March 18, to encourage President Barack Obama and congressional, state and municipal leaders to address the issue of gun violence in Chicago and the United States.
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