Peace and Remembrance

Wednesday 30 May 2018 was a special day, the first annual, to remember young people whose lives were cut short by violence.

Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Schools, said that peace is intrinsically connected to justice and justice will only come when all children are our children. Let us commit ourselves to ... love. We must lose no more [children].

Mayor Catherine Pugh said that any life lost is a life too many. To bury somebody in your family is painful. For a parent to bury a child is even more painful. Even though we are reducing violence, it is not fast enough. My heart bleeds and the pain in unbearable.

The challenges in our City are great. We see our children being cut down too soon. We must resolve to protect our children. Violence is not the way. We must forge together forward. There are young people who will be working. Their families need for them to work. We held the first ever youth fair for children who are graduating. Over 100 employers can to hire our young people. We must meet them where they are and lift them up.

We had a presentation by the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts.

 

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