If I was feeling better I would attend one of these marches today.
a campaign for peace in New Orleans
STRIKE AGAINST CRIME: FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
MARCH FOR PEACE
Friday, January 28th, Central City 3:00pm:
March to City Hall in memory of Magnolia Shorty, Jeremy Galmon, Jashawn Powell, and Mariah Woods.
START: Washington and LaSalle.
END: City Hall, New Orleans.
Featuring the Stooges Music Group. Attire: red and camouflage, in recognition of the battlefield-level bloodshed in our city. Sponsored by all of the uptown clubs and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force. Theme: Everybody Dies but Not Everybody Lives. Choose Life.
March to City Hall featuring Pit Bulls for Peace, featuring the Kinfolks Brass Band.
START: Franklin at St. Claude
END: City Hall.
Annual Memorial Motorcade, led by Ms. Nakita Shavers. Featuring the Free Agents Brass Band.
START: N. Broad and Dumaine.
END: City Hall.
Victims Memorial, 4:30pm:
Steps of City Hall.
But wait, there’s more. It seems that HBO is recreating the 2007 March for Survival for the second season of Treme. And they need your help. Here’s the information they sent me.
Stop the Violence
The Re-creation of the Historical
2007 Rally and March Against Violence on City Hall
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 9am
The HBO series Treme is honoring Dinneral Shavers, Helen Hill and others who have fallen victim to violent crime by filming a re-creation of the March on City Hall and inviting all residents and those who have been affected by violent crimes to participate. Violence is again on the rise. This has to stop. Let’s stand together.
Let your voice be heard.
Look for a white tent in a parking lot on the lakeside of S. Rampart between Tulane/Common and Gravier Streets.
For more information, or to get your community group involved, call Karen at 504-940-7410.
In Partnership with Neighborhoods Partnership Network, SilenceisViolence and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force
I’ll have more on this later.