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Carbondale Organizations Kick Off Gun Violence Awareness Month

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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month and Carbondale will be home to a number of events to support the cause.

Friday June 2nd, Carbondale United is hosting a live Facebook event with CYF Violence Interrupters and Reality Allah. The event is from 6 to 7pm. Learn more by visiting the Carbondale United Facebook page or their website, www.carbondale-united.org for more information. You can also call 618-967-9993.

On Saturday June 3rd, Women for Change is hosting The Big Event with a Unity March and celebration. The lineup is at Rockhill Baptist Church at 11am and participants will march to Attucks park beginning at 11:30. The celebration begins at Attucks Park until 2pm.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, face painting, bouncy houses, food, entertainment, and live speakers. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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