The Peace Over Violence March will be a leisurely paced 1 mile prayer walk. Gather at 6:00pm at Kingston Ave and Eastern Parkway to begin the march. We will depart at 6:30pm. If you are unable to join the walk, meet us for the closing prayer at 7:30 p.m. at 1680 Bedford Ave., Ebbets Field patio, Brooklyn, 11225. RSVP on Facebook here.
– S.O.S. Brooklyn: 718-773-6886
– Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo’s office, Monica Abend (p) (212) 788-7081 (e) firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are at a pivotal moment, one that requires us to look both inward and outward, to work together to realign our goals and to end gun violence in our communities in the new school year and Jewish New Year. We must recommit ourselves to healing, learning, belonging, and the belief that together we can reverse the gun violence that harms our community. Gun violence in the United States is an epidemic; a widespread plague that is shattering the bonds that hold our communities together. We must work together to hold sacred our neighborhoods that we call home, our streets, parks, schools and houses of worship, all settings that must be restored as safe havens.
On Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway, please join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, New York City Council Woman Laurie A. Cumbo, S.O.S. Brooklyn of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, elected officials, spiritual leaders, families, friends, and neighbors for a Peace Over Violence March. This is a prayer walk to end violence that will take place in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. With each step, we will honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence and pray for those whose lives have been forever altered by the loss or injury of a loved one.
Join us in reflecting on the powerful journey that gun violence survivors must face, and in mourning those who have perished while we share stories of hope and strategies for healing and prevention.