Local Pastor’s Cross-Country Journey To Raise Awareness About Violence

Local Pastor whose son was murdered finishes journey from Chicago to D.C. to raise awareness about violence as a public health crisis.

Chicago violence
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city’s South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. . Teresa Crawford / AP Photo
Chicago violence
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city’s South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. . Teresa Crawford / AP Photo

Local Pastor’s Cross-Country Journey To Raise Awareness About Violence

Local Pastor whose son was murdered finishes journey from Chicago to D.C. to raise awareness about violence as a public health crisis.

After local United Church of Christ Pastor Anthony Williams’ son was murdered in 2018, he became a crusader against violence. He turned his pain into policy, helping push through Illinois legislation to treat violence as a public health emergency. He’s just finished a journey from Chicago to the nation’s capital to get President Joe Biden to do the same.

Reset talks to Pastor Williams and another member of his cross-country journey about treating violence as a public health crisis.

GUEST: Pastor Anthony Williams, King International Ministries

Kimberley Egonmwan, attorney and WVON commentator