Thursday, March 7, 2013

Community Rally at Utica and Eastern Parkway

The S.O.S. team of Outreach Workers and Violence Interrupters, as well as members of the Clergy Action Network joined the community last Thursday, February 28th to make a bold visual statement against gun violence. Coming together for a Community Rally at Utica and Eastern Parkway, participants stood as one, in the same location of the shooting that took place two days prior.  They sent a clear and powerful message: gun violence will not go unnoticed, and will not be tolerated. The rally fostered community concern about the issue of gun violence, and generated support for our anti-violence work. Outreach Worker Derick Scott felt S.O.S. efforts that night allowed community members to have their presence be felt, as the rally’s magnetic and energetic vibe gained the attention of those walking by. As Scott led chants, young people walking past slowed down to express their approval, nodding and commending S.O.S. efforts to bring attention to this important issue.

S.O.S. Outreach worker Derick Scott, pictured left, S.O.S. Clergy Action Network leader Revend Kevin Jones pictured above. 

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