Silence is Violence

Support our work!

Support our work toward healing and justice in New Orleans today! Make donations with PayPal - fast, free and secure!
Suit Against D.A. Who Used Fake Subpoenas To Put Victims In Jail Kicks Off Civil Rights Battle: Learn More

News & Events

SilenceIsViolence partners with many community businesses and organizations to bring uplifting and thereputic events to our community.

  • Teens Lead anti-violence effort
    A courageous group of high school students from New Orleans founded this website after the Newtown, CT shootings: We want to help them reach 1,000 signatures supporting their platform, succinctly[...]
  • ANNUAL VICTIMS MEMORIAL, Friday January 25
    On Friday, this year's STRIKE AGAINST CRIME week comes to a close with the annual SilenceIsViolence victims memorial in front of City Hall. Each year, we remember how our effort[...]
  • Christine Marcellin Vigil
    These are OUR children. Our sons and daughters, our uncles, mothers, brothers and sisters who are dying in the streets of New Orleans. On April 30, 15-year-old Christine Marcellin's bullet-riddled body[...]
  • Meeting regarding Wendell Allen case
    This evening, Tuesday March 20, SilenceIsViolence will hold a meeting at our office to discuss recent police shootings in New Orleans. The meeting has been moved up to 5PM, and[...]
  • Wendell Allen's Family
    Funeral services for Wendell Allen, the young man killed by the police last week, are being planned for this weekend. At this time, the Allen family is still struggling to[...]
  • Community Meeting POSTPONED TO 3/20/12
    Meet at Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres Street on Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm To discuss public safety, NOPD-community relations, and responses to recent police-initiated violence. All are welcome to this meeting. Call (504) 948-0917[...]
  • Celebrate with SilenceIsViolence
    THIS EVENING, SilenceIsViolence will host our last Music Clinic before the Carnival break. We are proud to recognize Shamarr Allen, SIV Music Director, who is featured on the 2012 Jazz[...]
  • NOPD CHANGES POLICY of criminalizing victims
    NOPD CHANGES POLICY OF CRIMINALIZING HOMICIDE VICTIMS Yesterday, Ronal Serpas announced that NOPD homicide postings will no longer include the prior arrest records of victims. SilenceIsViolence works closely with the families[...]
  • Annual Community Picnic
    After a week of discussing crime and solutions, walking for peace through the neighborhoods of New Orleans, and especially remembering victims of violence in our city, the 2012 STRIKE AGAINST[...]
  • Mike Ainsworth
    January 27, 2012 During the past 48 hours, the portrait of a selfless, loving, cheerful man and father has taken shape as a community mourns the loss of Harry "Mike" Ainsworth,[...]