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Humboldt Park: Walk for peace – and a new flag

Hundreds of residents will march against violence in Humboldt Park tomorrow – and a new flag will be raised over Paseo Boricua.

In addition to the giant steel Puerto Rican flags that mark Division Street at Western and California as the Paseo, the community has become the first outside Puerto Rico to be granted an official municipal flag by the commonwealth.

The March for Peace, sponsored by the Alliance of Local Service Organizations, begins at 10 a.m. (Saturday, June 5) at Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western, and concludes with performances and speakers at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division.  The flag raising is expected to take place around noon.

Along the route educators, police officials, anti-violence workers and survivors of violence will give short talks about different types of violence, including domestic violence, street violence, and violence in schools.

Over 60 organizations are participating in the event.

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