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National Crime Victims' Rights Week (Event Calendar)

August 6th Week Events

Date: Tue, Aug. 07, 2007

This week's plans for SilenceIsViolence:

SPEND A "NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME"

This Tuesday, August 7, is National Night Out Against Crime. We will

be participating in two main events and trying to stop by a number of

additional neighborhood parties:

1. Speak Up II: A Showcase of Words, Music, Art, and Action

Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres St., 6-8pm

This second installment of our showcase for anti-violence art by local

high school students will also introduce three of these students as

ongoing partners with SilenceIsViolence. Makita Webb is a poet whom

we met at Douglass High School this past spring; her work is

passionate and provocative and champions the theme of Strong Black

Women. Rayannecia Brown, a classmate of Makita's, is a beautiful

singer with a desire to use her gift in any way to help heal and

strengthen New Orleans and New Orleanians. Finally, Ryan Brumfield is

a young romantic poet from Rabouin High School who has insights to

share into the nature of love and how it can guide us toward a more

civil society. As Nakita Shavers leaves New Orleans to return to her

studies at Florida A&M University, these young citizens will help to

carry on the important work she has been doing in the schools and the

streets of our city. 2. New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force

New Edition Lounge, A.P. Tureaud at N. Galvez, 6-9pm

Following the Speak Up event, we will be joining our friends in the

Social Aid and Pleasure Club community as they express their

commitment to rebuilding a more peaceful New Orleans. The New Edition

is home base for the Dumaine Street Gang, with whom our fiscal

sponsor, the New Orleans Bayou Steppers, have a long-standing

friendship. WALK THROUGH UPTOWN

Thursday, August 9 brings our next City Walk, through the

Tchoupitoulas corridor of Uptown. (We will walk to the Carrollton

neighborhood during our next City Walk).

Here is the full route (also available on our website,

www.silenceisviolence.org):

START: King Pin Lounge, 1319 Lyons St. at Prytania. Walk toward the

river on Lyons; turn RIGHT on Laurel Street, LEFT on Upperline, and

RIGHT onto Annunciation. Follow Annunciation to Arabella St; turn

LEFT onto Arabella. STOP: Franky and Johnnie's Restaurant, 321

Arabella St. We'll be hanging out for root beer and dinner afterward,

for anyone who wants to stay! Transportation will be provided back to

the King Pin until 9pm. For more information on these and our other ongoing programs, feel

free to email us or check our website: www.silenceisviolence.org

Ken and Baty