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City to honor community leader, Alicia Rasin, with honorary street sign

Posted at 12:36 AM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 00:41:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The City of Richmond will honor a woman who dedicated her life to preventing violent crime in the city.

Mayor Dwight jones and Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille will unveil an honorary street sign next week in the 1900 block of Princess Anne Avenue to recognize Alicia Rasin, who passed away on October 9.

Rasin, also known as Richmond’s ‘Ambassador of Compassion’ once said her mission was to “to help anybody.” She founded Citizens Against Crime, an organization through which she and others collaborated with victims, police, businesses and residents to fight crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.

Rasin worked to help the families of homicide victims and others stunned by violent crime.  She helped arrange funerals, vigils and marches to try to help communities rally crime in their neighborhoods.

The street sign unveiling is set for Monday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.