- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Rep. David Cicilline wants to name a Providence post office after a community activist who advocated for peace and social justice.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1697qrP) Cicilline introduced a bill Monday to name the Elmwood Avenue post office after Sister Ann Keefe. Keefe died Jan. 18 at her South Providence home from brain cancer. She was 62.

Keefe, of St. Michael the Archangel Church, fought gang violence with the Providence-based Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, worked with children in the arts education program Providence CityArts for Youth and volunteered with many other groups.

Cicilline says he hopes a permanent memorial will remind people of who Keefe was and what she stood for.

U.S. Rep. James Langevin co-sponsored the bill.

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