Local Event Challenges Community Residents to Promote Peace and Unity in Response to an Outbreak of Violence Plaguing New York City Streets
WHO: Russell Simmons, Capt. Dennis Muhammad, & The PeaceKeepers bring together Erica Ford (I Love My Life VIP Team/LIFE Camp), Minister Hafeez (Nation of Islam), Reverend Al Sharpton (The National Action Network), Bob Law, Man Up Inc., and King of Kings Foundation to celebrate peace, and urge individuals in the community to promote love and stop the violence. Additional guests include Hip-Hop sensations Ed Lover and Cheryl (Salt from Salt-N-Pepa).
WHAT: The PeaceKeepers organization is dedicated to helping youth combat crime and gun violence in their communities by teaching love, respect, and encouraging a new way of thinking. LIFE Camp, Inc. (Love Ignites Freedom through Education) incorporates best practices in youth violence prevention and intervention and develops teens and young adults into peer leaders. The ‘I am Present for Peace’ march will harness the power of a larger network of friends and supporters to help inspire young people to implement positive change in their neighborhoods by walking the streets of South Jamaica Queens.
WHEN: Sunday, August 19, 2012 6PM – 8PM
**Select guests and event organizers will deliver intro remarks and address the crowd at key points along the route**
WHERE: Starts: 111th Avenue & Sutphin Blvd
Ends: Baisley Park Houses on Foch & Guy R. Brewer Blvd (Jamaica, Queens)