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Friday, September 19, 2014

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WHAT:   
Vermont-Manchester Collaborative –
Community against Violence Peace March and resource fair

WHEN:   
Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
        
WHERE:   
Charles Barrett Elementary School    
419 West 98th Street (see march route attached)
(Enter on 97th Street, off Figueroa)

WHO:         
Representative from Councilmember Bernard Parks, 8th District
Representative from Councilmember Curren Price, 9th District
Representative from Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County
Representative from the Mayor’s Office (GRYD)
Families of homicide victims and/survivors of violent crimes
Command Staff, Operations-South Bureau
Command Staff, Southeast Police Station
Members of Clergy (including Father David O’Connell and Pastor Noel Jones)  
Representatives from over 50 community-based organizations
Gang Interventionists and community advocates
MORE THAN 500 COMMUNITY MEMBERS
        

WHY:   
The Vermont-Manchester Collaborative, in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department, Operations-South Bureau, with support and participation of more than 50 community-based organizations, will sponsor a community march to remember/honor family members of homicide victims, bring public attention to the gang violence that has claimed the lives of many young men and promote peace in the community.  The march will also bring attention to the many needs of the community, such as quality education, job-opportunities, economic development and make an appeal for more city, county, state, and federal resources to address those needs.  All members of the public are invited to come out and support this important event.      

CONTACT: 
For more information contact Rachel Barbosa, representative from Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ office at 213-300-2652, Terri Boysaw, representative from Community Coalition at 310-480-0261, Officer Stinson Brown, Criminal Gang Homicide Division at 213-840-5882 or Captain Peter Whittingham, Commanding Officer, Criminal Gang Homicide Division, at 213-842-5953.


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