For the second year, the Viatorian Community is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago in the fight against violence. CROSSwalk 2013 takes place at 6 p.m., March 22 and will lead supporters in a procession across the city in rembrance of the nearly 800 children murdered in Chicago since 2008.
Viatorian priests, brothers and associates are planning to take part, as well as students at multiple parishes and schools where they minister. They invite others to join them.
Participants will gather at 6 p.m. at St. James Commons at 65 E. Huron St., and will travel through Chicago’s Loop. They will make stops at Daley Plaza and Old St. Patrick’s Church, before proceeding to the lawn outside Stroger Hospital, where most of the children were treated.
Jack Clark, CROSSwalk director, says the goals are to heighten awareness of the numbers of young people slain in Chicago, as well as to to connect participants with opportunities to protect children and mitigate violence.
Members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church — which founded and maintains CROSSwalk — hope to create new partnerships that advance the ongoing work surrounding violence.