18th Street and 18th Avenue (the West Ward Section) in Newark, NJ. This demonstration will make the 90th straight week the NAVC has been organizing anti-genocide rallies in the city of Newark, NJ! (BlackNews.com) — They are calling on 10,000 Strong for Peace. The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) will host the longest running anti-genocide demonstration in the United States in the middle of the Intersection of
Dawn Hayes, a member and organizer of Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, says, “The violence that is plaguing Black and Brown communities in Newark and around the world reflects deeper and neglected underlining issues such as poverty, drugs, the crisis in the family, the high incarceration rates of Black men and Women, joblessness, colonialism, neo-colonialism, White supremacy, Black and Brown self-hatred, and the counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO).”
WHO: The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 6:00 P.M. Sharp
WHERE: In the Middle of the Intersection of 18th Street and 18th Avenue (the West Ward Section)
WHY: To protest the pandemic disease of Black and Brown self-genocide (self-destruction) plaguing the city of Newark, NJ and in Black and Brown America! The Demonstration will highlight the following issues:
* Educational budget cuts affecting our children, schools, and community.
* Ending police brutality, harassment, and the unfair treatment of our citizens by the police.
* The enforcement of the Amistad Bill in all public school curriculums in an effort to address and destroy systematic and internalized self-hatred.
* Calling for all street organizations (gangs) to lay down their guns and adopt non-violent conflict resolution strategies.
* The lack of jobs.
* Community organizing to end urban street violence plaguing the city of Newark (i.e. Motivating citizens to join in the struggle to make our streets safe.)
* The immediate demand for urban street violence deemed a Public Health Emergency in the city of Newark.
* The calling for the firing of Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy.
* To point outand his administration’s unwillingness to meet and work with key community-based leaders and organizations to help reduce the level of violence in Newark by organizing a mammoth town hall meeting!
This demonstration marks the 90th Consecutive Week of Protest Rallies organized by the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition in Newark, NJ.
The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Mission Statement:
The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition is a community-based organization composed of many community leaders, community organizations, religious leaders, races of people, and concerned citizens committed to stopping the pandemic disease of violence plaguing Afrikan American and Latino American communities in the city of Newark, NJ and throughout the tri-state area! They tirelessly organize and challenge the people, the block, the streets, the schools, the clergy, and elected officials one mind at a time to fight violence of any kind! Their rallying cry is the following: “Stop the Shooting! Stop the Killing! Stop the Violence! Black Power! All Power to the People! Hotep (Peace)!”