STRIKE AGAINST CRIME update
Wed, Jan. 26, 2011
STRIKE AGAINST CRIME
JANUARY 24-29, 2011
Earlier this week, we announced the third-annual Strike Against Crime, a week of words and actions to counter the culture of violence. Many of you responded, sending your suggestions and your plans, and asking that we hold a March for Peace in memory of victims of violence in our community. Next Friday, January 28, we will hold that March, beginning at 3PM in Central City and proceeding to City Hall. Once at City Hall, we will continue our tradition of remembering each individual life lost to violence during the past year.
Also at your request, we are holding a Community Meeting next Tuesday, January 25. During this meeting, we will sign up volunteers to help with our Crime Happened Here public awareness campaign; create posters and signage for Friday’s March for Peace; and collect your ideas and perspectives on how we can come together to challenge the cycle of violence, as a community and in partnership with law enforcement. We have been pleased to see our District Attorney and Police Superintendent addressing our concerns about long-term public safety this week, during public meetings. It is exactly what the Strike Against Crime asks of our leaders, and of us: To step back, examine our practices, and find ways to make a change in the lives of our families and neighbors.
Please continue to send your plans for Strike Against Crime week, and bring your ideas to next Tuesday’s meeting. The full list of events for the week is listed below, as well as at www.silenceisviolence.org
Monday, January 24th, 5:00pm
Peace Rally at Tallowtree Community Center
1054 Orange Blossom Lane in Harvey
Tuesday, January 25th, 5:30-7:30pm
Spring Music Clinics Kick Off with Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
Open House and Community Meeting
Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres Street, 947-4477
Special thanks to the Buttermilk Drop and the Joint for their support!
Wednesday, January 26th, 6:00pm
Pigeon Town Peace Walk in memory of Eula Mae Butler Ivey and Ralph Bias.
Walk starts at Harrell Park at Leonidas and S. Claiborne
Sponsored by the Pigeon Town Steppers and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force
Thursday, January 27th, 6:00pm
Treme Community Walk in memory of Messy Mya and Dinerral Shavers, with the Hot 8 Brass Band
Walk starts at Tuba Fats Square, Dumaine and N. Robertson
Sponsored by all of the downtown clubs and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force
Friday, January 28th
Memorial Motorcade, 2:00pm: Starts at N. Broad and Dumaine; proceeds to City Hall.
3:00pm: Central City Peace March to City Hall in memory of Magnolia Shorty, Jeremy Galmon, and Ja’Shawn Powell
March starts at Washington and LaSalle and will end at City Hall
Please wear red and camouflage in remembrance of the battlefield-level bloodshed in our city.
Sponsored by all of the uptown clubs and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force
Theme: Everybody Dies but Not Everybody Lives. Choose Life.
City Hall, 4:30pm: Reading of names of the fallen, with victim survivors speaking.
Saturday, January 29th, 12:00-3:00pm
Community Picnic at Donnelly Playground in Gentilly, 6026 Wildair at Burbank
Community Resources, Live Music, and Activities for the Family