OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

The mission of SilenceIsViolence is to work toward a safe and equitable New Orleans. We provide direct victim services, creative youth engagement, and public advocacy, working with clients and partners from every sector to achieve safe, just, and thriving communities

STOP THE VIOLENCE

OUR MISSION

The mission of SilenceIsViolence is to work toward a safe and equitable New Orleans. We provide direct victim services, creative youth engagement, and public advocacy, working with clients and partners from every sector to achieve safe, just, and thriving communities

OUR STORY

SilencelsViolence is a campaign for peace in New Orleans, founded following the murders of musician Dinerral Shavers (d. December 28, 2006) and filmmaker Helen Hill (d. January 4. 2007). Dinerral and Helen were beloved friends, neighbors, and artists of New Orleans” Bywater-Marigny district.

Following these tragedies, Ken Foster, Helen Gillet, and Baty Landis organized a march to New Orleans City Hall to express dismay at the silence of city leadership on the issue of violent crime.

The January 11, 2007 March For Survival was attended by 5.000 concerned citizens. On that day, citizens from all parts of the city spoke directly to our leaders and each other about their fears and hopes for a safer and more equitable city-and SilencelsViolence was founded

OUR TEAM

Tamara Jackson
Tamara JacksonExecutive Director
Jenn Vigue
Jenn VigueCase Manager
Stella Baty Landis
Stella Baty LandisConsultant
Samaiyah Clayton
Samaiyah ClaytonCase Management
Courtney Meads
Courtney MeadsOperations
Jerrydean Thompson
Jerrydean ThompsonIntake and Peer Support Specialist

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Together we can make a change. Learn more about how you can get involved with our community events and programs.

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SPONSOR

OUR SPONSORS

In order to be nominated to the Board of Directors, candidates must have expertise in nonprofit governance or management, or other relevant professional or life experience.

A strong commitment to the following core principles is required:

  • Respect

  • Justice

  • Support for victims of violence and abuse.
Private Clients

Board of Directors

  • Olivia Woolham
  • Conrad Wyre

  • Paige Valente, President

  • Stephanie Minto-Gibson

  • Karen Kaia-Livers
  • Lucretia Merriman-Jourdain

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