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Retired NBA Player Jayson Williams To Join Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN) For Occupy The Corners Tonight In An Effort To Decrease Gun Violence In New York Boroughs

Sep 07, 2012

WHO:
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC host
Jayson Williams, retired New Jersey Nets player
Tamika D. Mallory, National Action Network National Executive Director
Iesha Sekou, Executive Director of Street Corner Resources
Rev. Vernon Williams, anti-violence activist
And other anti-violence activists and community members

WHAT:
OCCUPY THE CORNERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

WHERE:

*Rev. Sharpton sites:
11:00 p.m. –  129th and 7th Avenue (Harlem, NY)
11:45 p.m. – 111th and 5th Avenue (Harlem, NY)

 

WHEN:
TONIGHT – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012

 

ALL OTHER LOCATIONS
FRI-MON -11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Manhattan

Brooklyn

Bronx

Queens

Staten Island

 

PLEASE NOTE THE OTC EFFORT WILL TAKE PLACE ALL WEEKEND

Friday-Sunday 11p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger rachel@noerdlingermedia.com

 

BACKGROUND:

National Action Network (NAN) and Rev. Al Sharpton, responding to the recent rash of shootings that have plagued the country are entering into the final weekend of “Occupy the Corners. For the past four weekends NAN and community activists, politicians, church leaders, and the like, have stood on corners in “hotspot” areas throughout the city, watching for any signs of violence, talking to residents, and take back the streets. OTC was not a patrol, says Sharpton, but an opportunity to show strong real-life neighborly support in our communities most plagued by gun violence.

 

For more information and to see who is leading each site please visit: www.nationalactionnetwork.net