Thursday, November 11, 2010

Save Our Streets Crown Heights Activities Today and Tomorrow

Sorry for the late notice on this - be sure to check out SOS Crown Heights' great work here, as well as the work of their sister org, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, here.

Dear Friends of the S.O.S. Crown Heights and Crown Heights Mediation Center programs,
Sadly, there were two shootings this past week in the 77th Precinct. One occurred on November 5th, at Troy Avenue and St.Johns Place, and one occurred on November 7th, in Brower Park. With these two shootings we've now experienced 66 shootings in our neighborhood since January 2010.
S.O.S. Crown Heights organizes a shooting response for every single shooting we learn about in the 77th Precinct. During a shooting response, we make the statement that these shootings and killings are unacceptable. They last approximately 30 minutes and acknowlege the tragedy of the violence and send a hopeful message that together we can transform the community. Please help us stop the spread of violence. We want to make Crown Heights a safer and healthier neighborhood for everyone- a place where shooting a gun is simply never even considered.
Please note the times and locations for the two responses:
Date: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 (Veteran's Day)
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Troy Avenue and St. John's Place
Date: Friday, November 12th, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Kingston Avenue and Park Place
Also upcoming, we are screening several anti-gun violence films made by local filmmakers and holding a discussion about what we can do to transform the community.
Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Avenue
Co-sponsors: DCTV, Kings County Cinema Society, American Friends Service Committee, LaunchPad, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and S.O.S. Crown Heights
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