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Spring City Walks press release

Date: Sun, Mar. 30, 2008

For Immediate Release

For more information please contact:

Jamie Christovich

504-838-3442 SilenceIsViolence

a campaign for peace in New Orleans


City Walks

Spring 2008 Saturday, March 29: CBD walk with the City Heroes

Saturday, April 5: Treme walk with the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force

Saturday, April 19: Uptown walk: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Saturday, May 10: Holy Cross walk with the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association

City Walks, a program sponsored by local anti-violence organization SilenceIsViolence, link neighborhoods and carry us through the New Orleans cityscape on foot. By asserting a positive presence in our neighborhoods, City Walks seek to nurture solidarity among all citizens as we work toward a more peaceful city. We honor the strong, distinctive neighborhoods of our city, while we express our unity in seeking a safer New Orleans.

This spring, SilenceIsViolence continues our City Walks program by teaming up with similarly minded community organizations and youth groups. Through partnerships with City Year/City Heroes, the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force, the Department of Justice, and the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, we continue to build an alliance for peace in our streets and our city.

City Heroes/CBD City Walk

Saturday, March 29, 9:45am

START: City Year office, 805 Howard Ave. Turn RIGHT on Baronne, then LEFT on Lafayette. Continue RIGHT on Loyola Ave. and LEFT on Perdido St. STOP in front of City Hall for statement by the City Heroes. From City Hall, proceed back to Poydras. Turn RIGHT on St. Charles Avenue. Walk around Lee Circle and return to City Year office, 805 Howard Avenue.

11am: Address by Tania Tetlow, Director, Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic

Following the City Walk, City Heroes members will proceed to the Crescent House domestic violence shelter for a day of community service.