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Yo-Yo Ma will perform with kids in unity park to open conversation about gun violence / Block Club Chicago

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In 2018, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma began a journey around the world to leverage the power of the arts to help tackle some of the issues facing 36 communities. This week, he takes on Chicago. Following a free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ma will embark on a Day of Action across the city. On Friday, Ma will perform at Unity Park, as part of a citywide Day of Action geared towards opening a conversation about gun violence in Chicago. The series is called the Bach Project and will take Ma to three locations in the city. The day will begin at 9 a.m. in Unity Park with a tree planting project in collaboration with the Greening Committee of the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council and SAIC Homan Square.

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