'Healing the Hood Day' in Little Village

June 13, 2009 2:54:03 PM PDT
Impassioned calls for an end to the violence marked the fourth annual Healing the Hood Day in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.Groups such as the Violence Preventive Collaborative, Enlace Chicago, Ceasefire, Safety Net Works, and the Mikva Challenge supported Saturday's program.

Organizers promote the cause of peace and look to address problems such as economic and social injustice.

Police blame gangs for many of the shootings that have plagued the area.