Vigil to be held for slain Chicago anti-violence activist Leonore Draper
On Friday, May 2, Chicago activists, community members and residents will gather for a candlelight vigil in honor of slain anti-violence activist Leonore Draper.
Draper died after being shot in front of her home on Friday night during a drive-by shooting after attending the anti-violence event, A Charitable Confection to benefit project Orange Tree.
Leonore left behind several family members and countless friends. Among them were her husband, Jason Draper, who is affected by multiple sclerosis, another cause she was passionate about, and A Charitable Confection fundraiser. Please join the family and friends of Jason and Leonore Draper, at the very place where Leonore was shot and taken from us, her home 11601 S. Laflin Street, Chicago, IL 60643.
Please bring an orange candle as we stand together against the gun violence that is taking such precious lives in our city. For those who cannot attend, we ask that you join us via social media on instagram or twitter with photos of your orange candle lit in her memory and hashtag it: #BrightLight
Of course, everyone is welcome to attend and participate and share! To learn more about how you can take a stand against violence in Chicago, please click here.
WHEN: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10 p.m.
WHERE: Leonore’s Home11601 S. Laflin StreetChicago, IL 60643
Everyone is invited. Please wear orange and bring an orange candle. If you cannot attend, take a photo with your orange candle/shirt and use the hashtag #BrightLight
Our condolences go out to Leonore’s family and friends.
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