“Footprints for Peace”- the community is invited
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
With the increase in crimes happening in our San Pedro community that led to the shooting death of Jeffrey Eiley, his family and friends have joined together to partake in a coalition to restore safety within the streets of San Pedro Town. The movement is called “Justice for Jeffrey,” and will see a series of events geared towards raising awareness and breaking stigmas associated with crime and violence, but will moreover be geared towards restoring compassion.
Jeffrey’s violent death has brought to light what is lacking in our community, and it is the hope of his family that with the formation of the Justice for Jeffrey coalition, that sense of community and fellowship is restored.
The first event will be “Footprints for Peace” a walk through the streets of San Pedro Town to commemorate the lives of those who have fallen as a result of violence. The Eiley and Arceo family invite everyone to join them as they make footprints across the community. Those interested are asked to gather at Central Park at 5:30PM on Thursday March 13th. To kick off the walk, there will be a rally with speakers who have been affected by violence, or even lost a loved one to violence. T-Shirts will be on sale for those wishing to purchase, while others are asked to wear a purple or white top. Those attending are encouraged to bring a candle, anti-crime posters or pictures of a fallen loved one.
The walk will be the first event of many to come as the family embarks on a mission to restore peace in San Pedro. Proceeds raised from the T-Shirts will be donated to families immediately affected by violence. All are asked to join the walk.
For those interested in speaking at the rally or purchasing T-Shirts please contact Susana Eliey at 662-2121 or Natalie Arceo at 670-7030.
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