On Saturday, S.O.S. kicked off its Arts to End Violence festival with a block party to celebrate all the over 40 pieces of art we have collected from young people and professional artists in our neighborhood and beyond. Over 500 people came out to see the art, participate in ten arts stations including silk-screening, collaging, photography, gardening and chalking, and enjoy a barbecue led by the S.O.S. Outreach Workers.
The Arts to End Violence block party followed a successful Clergy Action Network breakfast attended by over twenty clergy from Crown Heights. The clergy are preparing for their "Nonviolence Worship Weekends" to begin and end Save Our Streets Week coming up on June 2nd.