Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the FUNERAL of Violence

This post is primarily for my Memphis, TN family.  I know you are all familiar with the recent acts of violence going on throughout the city.  Unfortunate tragedies are happening left and right.  I'm not sure, but it seems to have gotten worst since a mall incident, where one security guard was shot and left for dead.

A mall, a frequently crowded place of people of all ages, is not as safe as we thought.  From there, there has been a shooting at the local zoo, group fights at another popular mall, shootings at a McDonald's and on Beale St., places where you may find the most random people.  Sad, I know.

I don't know about you, but death has been all around me and its not even the heat of summer.

This Saturday April 24, 2010, there will be a Silent Protest.  A silent 1 mile march will begin at Carver High School at 11 a.m.

The walk of silence will be in rememberance of the young lives that were taken due to violence, gangs, and drugs.

Proceeding the march will be a mock funeral.  The funeral will stimulate the burial of violence.  The significance of this protest is to put an end to violence in the community and to create a since of unity in our families and community.  Where one is affected by death, we all are. 

Its time to end the senseless, come together and enjoy the summer before the recklessness gets out of hand.

Need a ride there?  Shuttle services from 9:30am - 10:45 am coming from Creative Life, 1222 Riverside Blvd.