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Stop the Violence!

Support the National Week of Non-Violence August 16-23, 2014

 


“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children”-  C. Swindoll

Americans and people around the world, cannot continue to allow the violence that is going on in families, communities and cities. Already during July 2014, there have been 80+ shootings in Chicago; 14 shootings in Norfolk, Virginia; a family massacre in Houston, Texas; 9 people shot last weekend in DC, and much more. In order to stop the violence we, the American people must focus on changing the culture of Violence in America--and the World by teaching children, youth and violence-prone adults how to manage their anger without resorting to violence.  
 
On behalf of Black Women for Positive Change and the National Summit Council, we are requesting members of the media, community leaders, elected officials, athletes, educators, musicians, youth, faith leaders, heads of families, business leaders, civic leaders, etc. to support the National Week of Non-Violence, August 16-23,2014, by organizing events/activities in their own communities.
 
EIGHT WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE NATIONAL WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE!

1- Host "Talking Sessions" at home with children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors to discuss non-violence and anger management;
 
2- Use social media, blogs, TV, Radio, Newspapers, music, poetry, etc., to highlight how communications tools can help to transform angry attitudes into non-violent behaviors, in everyday relationships;

a. Tune into BW4PC on Tuesday, July 22nd @ 10 am EST on Urban View, Sirius XM Radio, Channel 110 ;

b. During Week of Non-Violence listen to Hamp’s Corner of America Blog Talk Show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hampscornerofamerica

c. Adapt the song "Shake the Hand of a Non-Violent Woman" to your target audience. Song composed by Maxi Jeffs, United Kingdom, listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQilkmS5v9Mat

3- Attend National Summit on Non-Violence in DC, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9 am - 5 pm, at Metropolitan AME Church, WDC. Register free at www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org

4- Organize anger management/conflict resolution workshops at local recreation centers, faith institutions and/or schools; Post event on Calendar at http://www.localendar.com/public/bw4pc
 
5- Screen the youth violence prevention film "On 2nd Thought" in your community. Film is available free via YouTube at www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org; DVD copies can be ordered from the website;
 
6- Work with National and local organizations to organize Community-Based Non-Violence Summits. Post your events at http://www.localendar.com/public/bw4pc
 
7- Urge elected officials and celebrities to issue Proclamations, Resolutions and Letters in support of the National Week of Non-Violence. See postings of 2013 Non-Violence Proclamations at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123874452@N06/sets/72157644689843274/
 
8- Donate $20 or more to Black Women for Positive Change to underwrite expenses for National Week of  Non-Violence. Note: BW4PC is not receiving government grants or corporate funding. Go to "DONATE" at  www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org 
 
POST ALL NON-VIOLENCE EVENTS (BIG OR SMALL), MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON MASTER CALENDAR AT: http://www.localendar.com/public/bw4pc

STOP THE VIOLENCE
YES WE CAN!

Be A Leader in Changing the Culture of Violence in America, and the World! If you will support the National Week of Non-Violence, please sign up at www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org

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The Community Foundation, National Capital Region
First Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
Jewish Community Relations Council
Masjid Muhammad, the Nation's Mosque, WDC
Metropolitan AME Church, WDC
Washington, D.C. Jazz Network

2014 ELECTED OFFICIAL ENDORSERS
Congressman John Lewis, Georgia
Governor John HIckenlooper, State of Colorado
Governor Martin O’Malley, State of Maryland
Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon, State of Missouri
Governor Bill Haslam, State of Tennessee
State Delegate Daun S. Hester, Norfolk, Virginia
Mayor William Euille, Alexandria, Virginia
Mayor Vincent Gray, District of Columbia
Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Councilwoman Amelia Ross Hammond, Virginia Beach, VA


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