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Strike Against Crime (PDF)

2010 Strike Against Crime

Date: Sat, Mar. 20, 2010

Tonight's Mayoral Forum on Crime will launch a Week of Peace and Service, culminating in the annual SilenceIsViolence Strike Against Crime this Friday, January 22.

Since the founding of SilenceIsViolence three years ago, our focus has been on the balance between What We Can Do as a community to make our city more peaceful, and What Our Leaders Can Do to make us safer. This evening, the focus will be on leadership: How, specifically, do the mayoral candidates propose to lead us out of the current public safety crisis?
The remainder of the week will be focused on community: Highlighting what so many across our community are already doing to nurture peace and safety, and calling upon renewed community commitment to the cause of peace. Beginning Tuesday, we will spend each day spotlighting one of our program areas through SilenceIsViolence, and inviting your news about similar efforts in your neighborhoods, schools, and families. Here is the current list of planned activities:

Monday, January 18

Mayoral Forum; Goody's Restaurant, 3200 St. Claude Avenue

Join moderator Lee Zurik and The Stooges Brass Band for a forum asking candidates for details on their plans to address crime and community safety. 

Tuesday January 19th

Vigil for Victims of Violence, held by United for Peace in New Orleans. Claiborne Avenue at Martin Luther King Boulevard, 7AM-7PM

Wednesday January 20th at 7pm

Antenna Gallery (3161 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA) will present the Canadian documentary "After the Storm," about the life and death of Helen Hill; plus a short documentary on the Hot 8 Brass Band and the SilenceIsViolence youth music clinics.  

Thursday January 21st

PEACE WALK and evening vigil led by the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force

START: City Hall, 6PM  STOPNew Orleans Forensic Center (The End Result)

Friday January 22nd:

Victims’ Memorial, City Hall: Homicide victims lost in New Orleans during the past year will be memorialized at noon. 

WEAR RED wherever you are. 

Youth Resource Picnics: Lyons Playground (Delachaise Street at Tchoupitoulas) and Bunny Friends Playground (Desire Street at S. Prieur Street), 11AM-3PM

5% Pledge by local businesses around New Orleans

Soccer in the Streets: Skills at City Hall, 9AM

Peace Motorcade: Location and time TBA. Led by Nakita Shavers in memory of Dinerral Shavers and Helen Hill