Austin residents march, calling ‘peace up, guns down’ 

Chants calling for peace filled Austin earlier this month during the Invest in Peace – March & Community Pop-up event organized by BUILD.  

The march and pop-up event’s purpose was to honor victims of gun violence and to call an end to gun violence on the West Side. The march was a part of Wear Orange Day, a national movement that honors victims of gun violence that began in Chicago in 2013. 

The Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development, or BUILD, is a violence prevention and youth development organization that is based in Austin. Wednesday’s march was a part of more than 100 events BUILD organizes on the West Side every year. BUILD’s mission is to create opportunity and support for youth and adults. 

Read the full story form Austin Weekly News here.

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