Chance the Rapper Puts Faith in Action to Save Chicago

Chance the Rapper at Metro

Photo by J. Frank

Holiday weekends during nice weather don’t typically go well here in Chicago. It’s a sad story told week in and week out, but when the heat rises, so does violence throughout the city. However, Chance the Rapper is doing his part to ensure the Memorial Day weekend goes smoothly without any unnecessary violence.

Following last year’s initiative, the highly-influential rapper is once again using his celebrity to bring peace to the city, if only for three days, by promoting various events throughout the city to keep Chicagoans safe alongside Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. I implore anybody reading this to attend one of the many events taking place, or at the very least, help spread awareness by using the hashtags seen in the proceeding tweets.

You can find a map of participating parks and businesses here.

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