The murder of a woman brought us to our corner on 75th & Stewart so there's no way we're going to let the murder of more moms drive us away. We deserve to live without fear and the young women, Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire who were torn from their children families tonight, deserve justice.
So here's our ask: This GoFundMe is raising money for a reward to anyone who has information that will bring these mother killers to justice. Our goal is $5,000. No ones gonna save us. We must do it ourselves to make a difference.
In the past month 3 young women, mothers, have been shot within a hundred feet of where MASKChicago/ Mothers & Men Against Senseless Killilng
hang out, where our children come to play and eat dinner every night, where we have worked and invested in building a school and community resource center. On July 26th at 10 pm two of them died.
They weren't in gangs, associating with the wrong people, in the wrong place at the wrong time, or any of the other things they tell us so we blame the victims instead of the shooters who no one seems to be able to catch.They were just women, just like me, like you, and we have become the target of whomever these shooters are
.LET ME BE CLEAR: MAKING EVEN ONE OF US A TARGET MAKES ALL OF US, EVERYWHERE, TARGETS!
At this point, I don't know if I'm more afraid for my life or what we are giving the children, our block and the entire community over to if our fear convinces us to leave our corner, abandon our mission, our school, and our people. Therefore, WE AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE.
The murder of a woman brought us to that corner, so there's no way we're going to let the murder of another drive us away. We deserve to live without fear and the young women, Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire who were torn from their children and families on July 26th at the bus stop across from their homes on 75tb and Stewart, deserve justice.
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