6-9 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018
Christopher Harris Youth Violence Prevention March
Sponsored by State Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr.
Begins at Compton Hill Reservoir Park
Ends at Christopher Harris Statue outside Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Bruce was 6 when his 9 year old brother Christopher Harris was used as a human shield during a gunfight, was shot in the back and killed on June 7, 1991.
This year, the Missouri General Assembly passed House Concurrent Resolution 70, sponsored by Bruce, to “declare youth violence as a public health epidemic and support the establishment of statewide trauma-informed education;” and declare June 7th ‘Christopher Harris Day’ in Missouri to remember children in St. Louis and throughout the state of Missouri lost to violence.”