Community for Change and Racine Interfaith Coalition
Wisconsin’s concealed carry law requires businesses and places of worship to post signs prohibiting handguns at all entrances to prevent concealed weapons from being carried on their premises.
This requirement extends to day-care centers and domestic abuse shelters. Most signs prohibiting handguns depict an image of a gun, which has been questioned by concerned citizens.
So Community for Change and Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) created a sign with a message of peace. The groups’ “Place of Peace” signs feature a color illustration of a peace dove and the word “peace” in 11 languages, while still fulfilling the appropriate legal language. The signs, available for a suggested donation of $1, are available through the Community for Change website, www.communityforchange.com/Place-of-Peace.html. Proceeds are donated to community organizations that focus on peace and nonviolence, such as the Women’s Resource Center of Racine County.