Gallery: Stop the Violence
October 24, 2020
The Southern Illinois Unity Coalition held their Stop the Violence event at Attucks Park in Carbondale, Ill. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The event consisted of an African art display, painting, and a karate demonstration.
Nancy Maxwell, a member of the coalition said the group wants to continue to bring awareness to gun violence.
“Carbondale United does the virtual summits, Southern Unity Coalition is down on the ground,” Maxwell said. “We’re out here in the fields, marching and hosting other events trying to bring the community together.”
Maxwell said this personally impacts her because in the summer she attended around four funerals of family members in the span of a week due to gun violence.
The goal is for neither subject to die down, Maxwell said.