NAN Across America (11/16/11)—
Greater Baltimore Chapter
The chapter participated in or conducted the following events:
11/12 – Requested Maryland U.S. Senators to introduce legislation to address mandatory reporting of believed incident related to possible child abuse.
11/13 – Attended Maryland AAU Banquet for Maryland Youth who participated in the 2011 Summer Youth Olympics in Georgia.
11/15 – Participated and supported the public rally in front of City Hall requested from the mayor a declaration to stop racial profiling as it directly relates to immigration.
Held Monthly NAN Greater Baltimore Chapter Membership Meeting and the newly elected Councilman Mosby was a special guest speaker.
Philadelphia, PA Chapter
The chapter participated in or conducted the following events:
1. We held a successful March with the Purnell family in conjunction with occupy Philadelphia over the issue of police brutality and to publicly question the D.A. Seth Williams on why is it taking so long to charge the cop who shot Albert Purnell, Jr.
2. Conducted our Monthly General meeting in our new temporary headquarters located @ 1046 Jefferson Street, Philadelphia, PA.
3. Addressing several crisis cases targeting them for strategic appropriate action.
4. The president of the Philadelphia chapter was given the distinct honor by our founder and President Rev Al Sharpton to represent in his absence The National Action Network to express our sincere condolences and respect to the family of the late great Boxing Legend Joe Frazier.
5. We established our three person election commission at our general membership meeting.
Queens, NY Chapter
The chapter collected seven (7) new memberships on the Washington, D.C. bus trip on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The membership committee’s also reports ten (10) persons have joined since the month of September.
Savannah, GA Chapter
The Savannah chapter was very instrumental in the electing of the city council and the mayor which took place on November 8th. We are still working on the discrimination case with Savannah Firefighter. We are also assisting a family with a discriminating case at the White Bluff Elementary School, and a case where a young man was falsely accused of abducting and raping two white women.
Syracuse, NY Chapter
On Saturday, November 19 the chapter will have as our guests Khalid Bey, 4th district elect and Helen Hudson Counselor at large 4th district elect. Our local vice-president Pastor Andrea Davenport has been in Atlanta, she is became ordained this summer and we are welcoming her back as Minister in Davenport.
Youth In Action, Atlanta, GA
The NAN Youth In Action are planning a “Shake off the Violence Tour.”
November 21, 2011 marks the official kick of our Shake Off Violence tour, an initiative designed to raise public awareness about safety issues among this Nations youth who are exposed to the threat of physical assault, random shootings and other forms of violence on a daily basis. With a 40% rise in gang membership and a surge in gun violence, National Action Network Youth in Action brings together leaders in the anti-violence community, music industry and political arena for a series of events and activities to promote peace among youth.
Celebrities, civic and business leaders confirmed to participate in our campaign on January 11-21-11, a press conference led by 13 year old National Youth Director of National Action Network will be hold on the steps of City Hall at 11am, featuring many of the celebrities and civic leaders.
Shake Off Violence Goals
- SOV engages students in meaningful violence prevention efforts within their school and community.
- SOV empowers youth with knowledge and skills necessary to provide service to their community and school.
- SOV encourages positive peer influences within the school and community through violence prevention efforts.
Tour Dates: January – April 2012
Locations: 6 Cities
- Collaborations w/ local schools, students, churches, organizations & local personalities.
- There is a need for original and creative outlets to reach our generation and stop us from dying.
- NANYouth in Action joining forces in this tour allows the overlooked market of middle school to college students the opportunity to have their voices heard This is more than a Campaign; it’s a revolutionary movement to empower and save youth.
Press Conference Locations
Jacksonville, NC – Northside Highschool, 365 Commons Drive, South Jacksonville, NC 28546
Atlanta GA – 1965 Plaza Lane Atlanta, GA 30310
Montgomery, AL. – 1 festival Drive Montgomery Alabama, 36117
Washington, DC. – 1225 West Street SE, Washington DC
New York, NY – House of Justice 106 West 145th Street West Harlem NY
A NATIONAL CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED BY NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE AS ATLANTA SEES RISE IN INCIDENTS——
The “90 Days of Peace” Anti-Violence Campaign to be Kicked Off On November 11th Across the Country-
Atlanta, GA (November 3, 2011)–In the midst of the country’s highest gang
membership increase in the past 40-years, National Action Network led by Reverend Al Sharpton, along with Youth in Action, are organizing a coast-to-coast cease fire that will kick off on November 11th at 10:30 a.m. National Action Network’s National Youth Director Mary-Pat Hector organized the event to show that young people have a voice about the rising acts of gun violence across the country. Joining her will be NAN Youth leaders from cities including New York, Detroit, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and more. According to Hector: “Students cannot learn if they do not feel safe. Guns cause the death of 20 children and young adults each day in the U.S.”
In Atlanta, Georgia, the NAN/Youth in Action press conference will take place on November 11th at 10:30 a.m. at 1965 Plaza Lane. The goal of the event entitled “The Shake Off Violence Campaign” is to provide an alternative to violence by strengthening youth in three ways: Relationships – Offer innovative relationship building workshops between the community and teens that helps connect the dots between where youth are and where they want to be. Peace – Leverage the relationships with civil rights icons and go back to traditional methods of non- violence, while using social media to do so. Pay it Forward- Enhance the pay it forward culture.