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STRIKE AGAINST CRIME 2014
Tue, Jan. 14, 2014
SilenceIsViolence promotes peace, hosts fundraiser during Strike Against Crime Week
New Orleans, Louisiana: For the sixth year running, SilenceIsViolence hosts the city-wide STRIKE AGAINST CRIME January 20th-24th. We call this Strike each year to ask residents of New Orleans to take time out from their regular routines in order to speak, act, and mobilize for peace in our city.
The theme of this year’s Strike is “Save Our Children,” in honor of the large number of children lost to violence in New Orleans during the past 12 months. We especially remember: Edward Barton (age 14), Keshawn Bell (age 16), Arabian Gayles (age 11), Aaron Granier (age 17), Ralphmon Green (age 15), Zion Harris (age 1), Lernard Hurst (age 16), Deshawn Kinard (age 7 months), Courtney Moore (age 17), Terrance Roberts (age 15), Londyn Samuels (age 1), and Antwine Seaton (age 17).
Each murder represents not only a life cut short, but waves of impact that effect family members, neighbors, friends, and the city as a whole. Join SilenceIsViolence in promoting peace and protection for our children, by participating in a week- long series of activities:
Monday, January 20th, 2014 - Martin Luther King Day Parade. SilenceIsViolence encourages all families and supporters of peace to walk in or attend the City’s annual Martin Luther King Day parade.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - SIV Open-House/Community Resource Fair. 1600 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 11am-2pm.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - Pizza for Peace and Peace Music Clinics Registration
WHERE: Midway Pizza, 4725 Freret St.
WHEN: 11:30am-10pm. Peace Music Clinic Registration, Performances, and Testimonials 6-9pm.
Eat at Midway on January 22 to support SIV programs!
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 12 Noon - For Whom The Bell Tolls: Schools for Peace. Moment of silence and twelve synchronized chiming of school bells across New Orleans, in memory of the 12 children killed in 2013 in our city.
Friday, January 24th, 2014 - Victims Memorial. New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., 9:30am.