At 9am on October 2nd, longtime Indianapolis activist Richard Propes will gather at downtown Indy's Monument Circle where he will wheel one lap around the 1/3 mile Monument Circle for each child who has died as a result of violence in Indiana since the Tenderness Tour began on 10/8/1989.
Richard is starting at 9am; he'll stay on Monument Circle until he's finished (which is expected to be 2-3 days).
While tracking of such crimes is relatively new, Richard has researched the names of nearly 600 children and will wheel each lap in the exact order they died beginning with October 8, 1989 up to October 1, 2019.
Additionally, Richard has selected 10 organizations working to improve the lives of children and families and plans to raise at least $1,000 for each organization - a minimum of $10,000!
The Latino Coalition is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides support and advocacy to Latino victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Latino Coalition also provides program coordination and skills training to assist service providers and member programs to develop, enhance, and improve their programs, policies, and services to be more linguistically and culturally competent.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Latino Coalition serves the Latino community in 92 counties across the state. It is recognized as the only organization of its kind in the country that is dedicating to improving the quality of life for Latino and immigrant families impacted by domestic and sexual violence.