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STRIKE AGAINST CRIME

Date: Wed, Jan. 18, 2012

STRIKE AGAINST CRIME: January 23-28, 2012

January 18 update The annual SilenceIsViolence Strike Against Crime asks all New Orleanians to take time out from their regular routines and constructively address the crisis of violence in our community. The 2012 Strike Against Crime theme is "Breaking the Code of Silence: Engaging in Solutions."

Below is a list of activities planned by SilenceIsViolence. If you plan Strike activities of your own that you would like added to this calendar, please send the information to SpeakUp@silenceisviolence.org. Pre-Strike: Friday, January 20: Students from the Cohen High School SilenceIsViolence Peace Club counter the culture of violence through creative expression. Art House on the Levee, 4725 Dauphine Street, 10am-noon.

Strike Week Activities:

Monday, January 23: Crime Happened Here public awareness campaign begins. City-wide.

Tuesday, January 24: SilenceIsViolence Music Clinics and silent peace walk. Visual arts, word art, and music. SilenceIsViolence headquarters, 2700 Chartres Street, 5:30-7:30pm.

Wednesday, January 25: Public Forum: "Breaking the Code of Silence-Engaging in Solutions." Featuring Mike Quinn, Ursula Price, and the students of Clark School. Clark Prep High School, 1301 N. Derbigny Street, 5pm-8pm.

Thursday, January 26: Uptown Peace Walk, in memory of Eula Mae Butler Ivey and Ralph Bias, Jr. START: Harrell Park, Claiborne at Leonidas, 6pm.

Friday, January 27: Annual Victims Memorial, City Hall New Orleans, Noon.

Saturday, January 28: Community Picnic. Featuring Peace Walk by the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club; police vs. firefighters flag football match; face-painting by YAYA; bubble maker by the Louisiana Children's Museum; king cake thanks to Whole Foods Market; and water courtesy of Breaux Mart. Lyons Playground, Tchoupitoulas at Delachaise, 12pm-3pm.

For more information please email SpeakUp@silenceisviolence.org or call (504) 948-0917.

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