‘Hurt People Hurt People,’ Says Maywood Activist During Aug. 10 Peace Rally

Monday, August 12, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Phyllis Duncan and Rev. David Lowe address the crowd during Saturday’s peace gathering in Maywood. | Michael Romain

The funerals of Dean Stansberry, 38, and Yarnell M. White, 30, both of Maywood, were held over the weekend. The two men were fatally shot on July 30 on the 1200 block of South 13th Ave.

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Maywood Youths Create Quilts for Non-Violence

Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jemena Johnson and her brother hold up their anti-violence illustrations during a quilt-making project on Dec. 2 in Maywood. | Michael Romain /VFP 

Jemena Johnson, 7, has a novel concept, which she painted out on a poster as part of a collaborative arts project initiated by local community groups.

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Loyola Students Help Cultivate Hardy Maywood Peace Garden

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The Maywood Peace Garden received some special attention from Loyola medical students on Saturday. | Sebastian Hidalgo/VFP

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Olga Desio, a volunteer master gardener with the University of Illinois Extension program, stood in the middle of the Peace Garden at the corner of 17th Ave. and Madison St. on Saturday, surrounded by hardy native plants and engulfed in the scent of herbs—sage, oregano, lavender, thyme.

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