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November 13 update

Date: Tue, Nov. 13, 2007

November 13, 2007

This week’s events with SilenceIsViolence:


Our final Fall 2007 Youth Music Clinic takes place this evening! Next week, we will hold a showcase for all of the students who have participated in the clinics. Bring the kids out this evening for free musical coaching, barbeque from The Joint, and a major jam session!

What: Youth Music Clinic

Where: Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres St.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm WEDNESDAY, NOV 14:

Criminal Court Judge’s forum: SilenceIsViolence has invited Juana Marine Lombard and Laurie White, the candidates in the run-off for Judge of Criminal Court (Section A), to participate in a public forum for discussion and Q&A. Radio host Jim Brown will moderate the event. The election takes place this Saturday, November 17!

What: A forum for Criminal Court Judge candidates

Where: Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres St.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 6:30pm THURSDAY, NOV 15:

City Walk 15: This week, we will change the location of our City Walk in order to address two growing problems regarding public safety in New Orleans: beatings and homelessness.

While we are all aware of the frightening prevalence of gun violence in our city, a disturbing new trend is emerging involving fatal beatings. This week’s City Walk will memorialize two recent victims of beating homicides: Theodore Leach, of Central City, and Daniel Baham, who lived in the homeless encampment at Duncan Plaza, across from City Hall. The Duncan Plaza encampment is merely the most visible manifestation of the increasing homelessness that is afflicting New Orleanians, fueled by the mental health crisis and contributing to the crisis in public safety. As this week is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, it would be an appropriate time for our city officials to acknowledge and address the inadequate housing resources in town.

What: City Walk #15: Central City to City Hall

Where: Starts at 2800 St. Andrew St.; full route posted on

When: Thursday, November 15, 5:30pm

For more information on these and other SilenceIsViolence activities, please call 504-948-0917 or write to us at

Ken and Baty