This Friday, January 4th at 5:30 pm Harlem Mothers SAVE, a coalition of mothers fighting against gun violence, will be holding a candlelight vigil to call attention to the spate of recent shootings in Upper Manhattan, and to light candles in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The vigil will be held at 2471 Frederick Douglass Blvd/132nd street, and will bring together members of Harlem Mothers SAVE, Elected Officials, African American and Latina women and other community activists to call for action to stop the violence and slaughter of our children.
About the organization: Harlem Mothers SAVE (Stop Another Violent End) was established in 2006 by Jackie Rowe Adams, who lost two sons to gun violence with the assistance of NY State Assemblyman Keith Wright. The non-profit organization focuses on activism, victim services and education. April Tyler, a Harlem-based organizer and former Democratic district leader will lead the protest.