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  • Ceasefire March

    Members of the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force have called for a "Ceasefire March" to launch this season's Peace Walks, which are undertaken[...]

  • Sylvanie WIlliams Peace Vigil

    August 30, 2010

    The ambitious New Orleans College Prep (Sylvanie Williams) school in Central City has won accolades since its 2006 founding for its [...]

  • Keep the music and youth of New Orleans alive

    "Keep the music and youth of New Orleans alive" is a slogan coined by a supporter of the SilenceIsViolence Music Clinics to explain what the Clinics can do.[...]

  • Peace Walk postponement

    SilenceIsViolence events update for this weekend:


    1. The Peace Walk scheduled for Thursday evening in memory of Ms. Eula Mae Butler Ivey has been POSTPONED[...]

  • Peace Walk for Eula Mae Butler Ivey

    UPDATE regarding Peace Walk in memory of Eula Mae Butler Ivey

    from SilenceIsViolence and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force


    Please note that the Peace Walk/City[...]

  • Important City Council meeting June 17

    The New Orleans City Council is scheduled to meet at 10am this morning, Thursday, June 17.  After 11am, the Council will consider Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s land use application for a[...]

  • Peace Walk for Brandon Weds 5/20

    This Wednesday, SilenceIsViolence will join the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force to remember musician Brandon Franklin with a Peace Walk. Brandon--a gifted performer, educator, and contributor[...]

  • Brandon Franklin

    This past Sunday, brass band musician and music educator Brandon Franklin was murdered in an episode tragically reminiscent of the origins of SilenceIsViolence. Like Dinerral Shavers, Brandon was[...]

  • Transforming the NOPD

    Yesterday, Mitch Landrieu made an important move in his early days as Mayor of New Orleans. Mayor Landrieu formally invited the United States Department of Justice to intervene[...]

  • NOPD Task Force message

    It is with deep regret, and only after many attempts to help rescue the credibility of the NOPD Superintendent Task Force, that each of us has determined we[...]