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SAT: In Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month, NAN, NAN Youth Huddle & Dozens of Partnering Anti-Violence Groups to Lead 2019 Peace In The Streets March

May 31, 2019
Rev. Sharpton and Gwen Carr, police chokehold victim Eric Garner's mother lead a march for Garner in Brooklyn in 2016, two years after Garner's murder.


In recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month, National Action Network (NAN) and the NAN Youth Huddle along with partners in the anti-gun violence community will lead an anti-violence march to call attention to the continued impacts of gun violence on Black and Brown communities across the United States. NAN leaders, youth activists, elected officials, community leaders, and victims of gun violence will call for peace and unity in their communities as we remember the lives that have been lost to guns. The march will also call attention to the disproportionate impact of gun violence on LGBTQ communities as the nation kicks off Pride Month. Similar marches will occur on Saturday with 13 NAN chapters across the United States.


Ashley Sharpton, Founder, NAN Youth Huddle
Derek Perkinson, NYC Field Director, NAN
Rev. Deves Toon, National Field Director, NAN
Family of Nipsey Hussle
NAN Youth Huddle
Youth Over Guns
Erica Ford and LIFE Camp
Street Corner Resources
Women’s March Youth Empower
& Other Community and Anti-Violence Groups


Saturday, June 1
1:00 p.m.
Press Conference and Prayer
1:20-2:45 p.m.
March and Lie In
2:45-3:30 p.m.
Speeches and Prayer


Gathering: 110th and Lenox (Central Park Entrance)
March will proceed from 112th-Foster NYCHA housing to 151st and 7th Avenue NYCHA building