Take a peaceful stand against violence in Chicago on January 15th. March with us on our 3rd annual Polar Peace March.
The march benefits UCAN and its violence prevention initiatives. Chicagoans will march in solidarity with those – especially youth – who experience violence and its trauma throughout Chicago. This family-friendly event honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. welcomes adults and children of all ages.
200 Chicago youth ages 10 – 25 are killed by gunfire each year, with vastly disproportionate numbers of African-American and Hispanic children and teens killed.
UCAN is working to address Chicago's violence epidemic in a comprehensive way. UCAN treats the complex trauma experienced by Chicago's at-risk young people, while connecting them with caring adult mentors and employment opportunities. All Funds raised through the Polar Peace March will support UCAN's violence prevention programming in the underserved neighborhood of North Lawndale.
The Polar Peace March has been hugely successful the past two years! Hundreds of participants marched to express that it is time to Stop the Violence and #StartTheLove, raising over $89,000 to prevent youth violence in Chicago!
St.Pauls United Church of Christ is the host of the 2017 Polar Peace March! To learn more about St. Pauls, click here. Learn how St. Pauls began the Ucan program over 145 years ago.