March for Our Lives 2022: Downtown Chicago rally planned for June 11 along with several in suburbs

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Friday, June 10, 2022
Chicago area March for Our Lives rallies planned for June 11
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Trevon Bosley was just 7 when his brother was shot and killed in 2006. He's heading to Washington, D.C. for March for Our Lives on Saturday, June 11.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There are several March for Our Lives demonstrations planned in the Chicago area and nationwide on Saturday, June 11.

This weekend's demonstrations were planned after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde. Some people in the Chicago area are also headed to Washington D.C.

Trevon Bosley was just 7 years old when his 18-year-old brother, Terrell, was shot and killed in 2006 outside the Lights of Zion church where he was about to rehearse with the band. His family has been working to try to prevent gun violence ever since.

"We're not just gonna sit around while we're being killed in Chicago or Uvalde, or Buffalo or Baltimore," Bosley said. "We're gonna stand up and do something about the violence in our communities."

Bosley is part of a group at the church called BRAVE, or Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere. His mother heads a group of moms called Purpose over Pain. They say the recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo seem to have created momentum in the gun control movement.

"This time everybody's just fed up," Pam Bosley said. "Seems like everybody's coming together for that movement we been fighting for."

Trevon is part of a group from St. Sabina heading to Washington, D.C. for the March for Our Lives.

It's one of a number of marches around the country, including the Chicago area, aimed at stopping scenes like the ones in Texas and Buffalo, as well as the individual shootings that plague the city. And they are hopeful they can get the attention of lawmakers. They say the bill that passed the House this week does not go nearly far enough.

"They're talking about raising the age to buy an AR-15. That's not the conversation. How about banning assault weapons altogether," said Lamar Johnson, a BRAVE coordinator.

It will be a busy weekend for St. Sabina. While some BRAVE volunteers are going to Washington, others will stay behind to help with the first Chicago Police gun buyback event at the church and a big party across the street in the parking lot.

March for Our Lives 2022 - Chicago area rallies

March For Our Lives Chicago, IL

June 11, 2022 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Federal Plaza, S DEARBORN St, Chicago, IL 60604

March For Our Lives Downers Grove, IL

June 11, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Palatine March For Our Lives

June 11, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Margreth Riemer Reservoir, Palatine, IL

March For Our Lives Crystal Lake, IL

June 11, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Corner of Exchange Drive & Northwest Highway (Park in outer perimeter spots of Binnys/Fed-Ex shopping centers)

March For Our Lives Elgin, IL

June 11, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Meet us at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue on Saturday, June 11th at 1 PM. Bring a sign calling for Gun Control. Use Big Letters so that your sign can be read from across the street.

March For Our Lives St. Charles, IL

June 11, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT

Lincoln park, 450 W MAIN St, Saint Charles, IL 60174

March For Our Lives Highland Park, IL

June 11, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Rd