South Shore Violence Prevention & Women’s Self Defense
March 25, 2022
Our presence on Far East 75th Street has nearly eliminated incidents of violence, from Yates to the Lake.
African drumming, food, toy and coat distributions, yoga, martial arts, wellness vendor sessions, free day camps that include yoga for the children, free water on hot summer days for the last 5 years, the best affordable music on the south side, indoor farmers market for 2 years, the sale of garden grown vegetables, and in the past 4 months the free 17,000 mostly hot delicious soups (along with our magazines) to the community has stabilized this corridor. We got here and started collaborations in 2014 when this strip was righty called terror town.
The presence of an expanded number of men since a leadership change these last 6 months has made a tremendous positive difference.