Chicago, IL, August 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On Wednesday, August 13th, Pastor Choco of New Life Covenant Church, Parents for Peace and Justice, city officials, politicians, organizations and international Latino author/civic leader Robert Renteria will join forces, Renteria's publicist announced today. In an effort to stop violence in Chicago, the coalition of groups will participate in The Walk for Peace. The walk starts at 7:00 p.m. at the New Life Church, 3400 West Division St. Chicago, Illinois.
"Mr. Renteria is our only author who has developed anti-violence and youth initiatives," stated Fran Briggs, eMediaCampaigns!' Director of Operations. "He continues to be recognized for his effectiveness on these issues."
"We use money to support wars, but neglect to feed the poor. People are walking around in a culture of darkness and we need to do something about it," stated a passionate Robert Renteria. "Enough panel discussions talking about gang violence and statistics. As leaders, it's time to walk the walk and bring a solution to these issues because that's what leadership is all about. The ultimate weapon is not a loaded gun, but an educated mind."
Chicago is recognized by the FBI as the murder capitol of the nation.
"It's important that we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters who are victims of the violence plaguing our communities," stated Pastor Choco. "We are a beacon of light in the darkest places which helps bring love and joy from the Lord to all. This march is not only in remembrance of those we lost to violence, but a rally cry to end the violence and bring forth peace and hope."
Pastor Choco sponsored more than 500 copies of "From the Barrio to the Board Room 2nd edition", "Mi Barrio and Little Barrio." The books are part of a bilingual book series written by author Robert Renteria. They will be distributed during The Walk for Peace. Up to 2,000 people are expected to participate.
Organizers stated that a changing world calls for children, teens, and at-risk youth to be given the tools designed to help them make better life choices, and give them a symbol of hope.
Renteria added that "the problem-solving process is to recognize the problem, find a solution and take action." He was inspired to write Barrio books and developed a school and faith-based curricula to help kids with their critical thinking skills, and help schools bridge the educational gap.
Women's Federation for World Peace, Crime Stoppers, Rainbow Push Coalition, NAACP, Cease Fire, Rotary of Chicago, PTA of Illinois and Chicago Public Schools are among the groups who will be participating in The Walk for Peace.
Robert Renteria offers teaching tools for schools and organizations working towards ending gangs and gun violence and is available for national speaking tours. For additional information, visit http://www.fromthebarrio.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312-933-5619. For media opportunities and speaking engagements, contact eMediaCampaigns!, Fran Briggs, 206.279.0818.