Jamel Garrett wants to take a symbolic stand against violence in Racine. And he'd like you to join him.
The 17-year-old Park High School senior is organizing the creation of the city's first "human peace sign" -- not as a political statement but rather a stand against the kind of gang violence that killed a friend last year.
Jamel, who is president of Youth Against Violence, hopes to gather at least 200 people on Jan. 15 at the old J&W drive-in parking lot (1701 12th St.) to line up and form the peace sign. Jamel plans to climb a ladder, or stand on the drive-in's roof, to take an aerial picture of the event, which will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
A stand against violence