EAST ORANGE YOUTH
RALLIES COMMUNITY AGAINST STREET VIOLENCE!
On Friday, August 24th, young people of East Orange will host a community based rally and march against the scourge of street violence in their community!
Participants will gather and rally at East Orange City Hall Plaza at 4pm and will march through the community, hoping to help change the social environment.
The event is simply called 'Violence 'N' Ignorance' is organized by concerned young people in East Orange simply calling themselves the Community of Essex County.
Among the organizations endorsing and participating in this event are the New Black Panther Party, the Newark AntiViolence Coalition, the Nation Of Islam, Black Cops Against Police Brutality, the Peoples Organization for Progress, nationally renown educator and author Principal Baruti Kafele and Prof. Akil Khalfani, Dir. of Africana Studies, Essex County College.
Organizers are particularly interested in the participation of families who have lost loved ones to this deadly epidemic.
"East Orange, Orange, Newark, Irvington, it doesn't matter if your family has had to face this trauma and pain and wants to make a difference in stopping this, we want you to come and have words," said Baba Zayid Muhammad of the New Black Panther Party.
Families wanting to participate should call 973 202 0745. For information on the rally and march, call 862 220 0476…