Occupy The Corners 2015
Peace & Blessings:
We are requesting your participation in ‘Occupy the Corners’ (OTC) in your city against violence.
The National Action Network Anti-Violence Committee of the NYC chapter (VEPIC), Street Corner Resources (SCR), NAN Youth Huddle, The Guardian Angels of Baltimore, Harlem Transformation Project, and other organizations, along with community activists, politicians and church leaders, will stand on corners in “hotspot” areas throughout their cities, engaging youth, sharing resources, and having solution-driven conversations about ways to eliminate violence.
‘Occupy the Corners’ will take place between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer months. All participating groups must complete the short application that includes the “hotspot” areas to be occupied before officially partnering in the occupy movement.
We encourage all OTC participants to keep us posted of successes, challenges and practices that proved helpful, via our Social Media page. #Occupythecorners.
It is our intention to kickoff ‘Occupy the corners’ on the first week in June, beginning on Saturday, June 06th at 4:00 PM (ET) in various locations, and continuing every Friday and Saturday in June into July 2015. By doing this we hope to begin a cycle of stronger community engagement that will thereby help to eliminate violence. We invite you to join us!
VEPIC/NAN Youth Huddle
Captains: Iesha Sekou, Ashley Sharpton
Drew/ Hamilton Houses, 141st street and 7th avenue
Harlem Transformation Project
Captains: Akil Rose and Taylonn Murphy
Grant Houses, 125th street and Amsterdam Ave
The Harlem Think Tank
Captain: Ricky Jones
119th street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
Harlem Clergy and Community Leaders Coalition
Captain: Pastor Vernon Williams
110th & 111th street & 5th ave.
Lay Down the Guns/Men united
Captain: Davina Isy
Fulton St. and Marcus Garvey Blvd.
Jamaica, Queens, NY
100 suits for 100 men
Captain: Kevin Livingston
Parson Blvd. and Jamaica Ave. in front of McDonalds
Captain: Erica Ford
Sutphin Blvd. and Archer
Staten Island, NY
NAN Staten Island Chapter
Captain: Cynthia Davis
Jersey Street and Benziger Avenue
National United Youth Council
Captain: Salaam Ismial
3rd and Pine Street
Detroit chapter, National Action Network
Captain, Lory Parks
Bewick St. and E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI.
Join Councilwoman Sheffield Mayor Duggan, Congresswoman Lawrence, NAN’s Dominique Sharpton and many more
for the 2015 Kick-off of
“Occupy the Corner – Detroit”
New Bethel Baptist Church
(corner of Linwood & Pingree)
Friday, June 19, 2015
7 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Please RSVP at (313)224-4505
Confirmed Organizations/Resources and Guests:
– Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
– Judge Deborah Thomas (Felony Expungement)
– Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
– International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
– United Community Housing Coalition
– Institute of Population Health
– District Detroit
– T.H.A.W. (The Heat and Warmth Fund)
– M.O.S.A.I.C. Youth Theatre
– Hip Hop Artist Khary “Wae” Frazier
– Pastor Moe Living In Peace
– The Sasha Center
– Team Wellness Center
– Wayne Metro
– Detroit Job Corps
Council Member Sheffield, community leaders, staff and volunteers will hit the blocks, in District 5’s highest crime/impoverished neighborhoods, to bring resources and hope – every other Friday throughout the Summer of 2015. The movement will be armed with information regarding voter registration, employment opportunities, job training, expungement resources, utility assistance, upcoming community events and much more. Please RSVP at (313) 224-4505 to join us as we reclaim Detroit’s streets!