Let Us Grow Up anti-violence march, rally draws Chicago fathers, sons to Bronzeville

June 8, 2013 8:47:05 AM PDT
About 300 fathers and sons were expected to rally against violence Saturday in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

Holy Angels Catholic church organized the all-day event, which started with a revival at 9 a.m.

At noon, the "Let Us Grow Up" march was scheduled to begin on East Oakwood, followed by a rally from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Chicago 4th Ward Ald. William Burns, clergy and activists were expected to participate.

Fathers and sons were planning to hand out flower seeds, a symbolic gesture to let the sons grow up.