Peace in the NorthEast: Stop the Violence.

by Cheryl Johnson on July 6, 2008

The Churches of NorthEast LA presents Peace in the NorthEast Community March

On August 16, 2008 at 10am, lead by the Churches of NorthEast LA, the NorthEast LA community will be meeting at the Highland Park Adult Senior Citizen Center, 6152 N Figueroa St,  to march down York Blvd to Eagle Rock Blvd and down Eagle Rock Blvd to a Resource Fair. Snacks will be served at both the staging area and the Resource Fair. Bottled water will also be available for marchers.

The Resource Fair will end at 5:00pm. Along with the Resource Fair there will be music and a Mini Car Show.

Community groups, families and other local organizations are encouraged to join the march and bring organizational / identificational banners. And, we can still use more help in organizing the Peace March / Resource Fair, so we also encourage you to become involved. Call 626.831.7970 for more information.

At a recent Churches of NorthEast LA Monthly Breakfast Gathering Chief Murphy challenged the churches to become involved in helping to reduce crime in the streets of Northeast L A.  In immediate response the churches and other faith-based community organizations represented at the meeting said “let’s do a peace march” and so was born the Peace in the NorthEast Community March, which we believe will become an annual march.

 

Currently the Peace March is ending at Victory Outreach, Eagle Rock, one of the many churches involved in putting on this event. We thank them for opening their doors. However, it is our hope that this event will out-grow their facility, which has about a 1,000 person capacity. We encourage you to help us mobilize more of the community so that we need to look for a larger space!!!

 The Mini Car Show will be organized by Jesse Rojas who also developed the Classic Car Show of Figueroa Street.

 

This event is supported by CD 14 / CD 1  / CD 13 and the Mayor’s Office. Other community organizations currently on board are the Historic Highland Park NC, the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, the Highland Park Kiwanis, and Peace Over Violence

 To be updated as we have more detailed information, please contact:

 RuthAnne Tarletz SARTE1MEX@aol.com 626.831.7970

 

 

 

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