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Date: Wed, Jan. 26, 2011


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


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