Sixth Annual New York City Peace Week to Kick Off at City Hall

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LIFE Camp, Inc., founded by leading national anti-violence activist Erica Ford, has announced the schedule of events for the sixth annual New York Peace Week kicking off Jan.15, 2016 with activities to honor the legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles of nonviolence.

Throughout the year, LIFE Camp programs have focused on anti-violence and intervention throughout the five New York City boroughs.

Media reports recently highlighted how there were no shootings in 365 days of LIFE Camp’s designated South Jamaica, Queens impact zone, which falls under the 113th Precinct within the boundaries of 111th and 118th Avenues between 146th Street and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica.

Over the years the prominence of Peace Week has grown and it was adopted by the New York city council in 2014 including participation by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray in a Peace Week PSA campaign.

Peace Week will officially kick off Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. with a news conference at New York city hall.

Participants will include Peace Week creator Erica Ford, World-renowned peace and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra; Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams; Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake; Lucia McBath, National representative, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; and other top elected officials, community leaders, celebrities, and a number of parents who have lost their children to senseless violence.

There will be proclamations read by elected officials in support of Peace Week

 

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