'Army Of Moms' Kicks Off Anti-Violence Week In A Downpour
A week of gatherings on high-crime street corners — aimed at keeping the peace and building community — got off to a rousing start this afternoon.
For the last two summers, Tamar Manasseh and her group MASK — Mothers Against Senseless Killings — have held nightly cookouts for peace on the corner of 75th and Stewart, on the city’s South Side.
So that’s where they’ve started a series of “sit outs” for peace during the Chicago public schools spring break. They put up a tent on Monday afternoon, just as a huge downpour started.
Manasseh went live on Facebook to celebrate the moment.
“OK, this is what commitment looks like,” she said into her phone’s camera, then turned the view 180 degrees to show the deluge.