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Looking back, and forward
Fri, Jan. 13, 2017
This past Wednesday, we remembered every homicide victim in New Orleans from the past 10 years, name by individual name. Today, with the memories of our collective losses still heavy on our hearts, we turn to the future and the work we all must do.
Thank you to those who had the courage to join us Wednesday. DA Leon Cannizzaro, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, the NOPD, ATF, and many other agencies and individuals serving victims participated. These are important partners in SilenceIsViolence's work with victims of violence, and they showed true leadership by standing with us during the memorial.
Next Monday is Martin Luther King Day. It has never been more important to honor Dr. King's memory through active, vocal engagement in the cause of equity and peace for all communities. Our theme next week will be a quote from Dr. King: "Silence is Betrayal." If you would like to help us visibly carry this message, we have "Silence is Betrayal" T-shirts and are selling them for $20 each: pay via the "Donate" button on our website. You can pick up your shirt at our office (3401 St. Claude Avenue), or we can mail or deliver it to you. Proceeds from these sales specifically support advocacy for victims and other threatened communities.
Upcoming events marking the 10th anniversary of SilenceIsViolence include:
*Advocacy Week, January 16-20
*Open House at SIV offices, Thurs Jan 19, noon-6pm
*Also a Community Peace Walk and Youth Music Clinics reunion during the last two weeks of January. Stay tuned for details!
Special thanks to St. Anna's Episcopal Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Webb's Bywater Music, and Mitchell Gaudet for their support of Wednesday's memorial.