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CNV Memphis, TN Week of Actions Begins!

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.22.14

See various slides from Memphis, TN CNV week of actions below. More photos and details coming soon!

Photos above show Rev. Eddie Brooks jammin’ at the Sing a Song for Peace rally Sunday in Memphis and the poster is from 4th grader Paige Jerit at St. Agnes Academy who was the winner of the Campaign Nonviolence Memphis poster contest. Paige will be awarded $100 for her creative entry.

Memphis Media gets the Message. Campaign Nonviolence Memphis made it on to multiple TV news outlets Friday and Sunday. We had an op-ed piece in the Commercial Appeal newspaper this morning promoting our Community Forum on Gun Violence this Thursday. Very pleased with the coverage and the response we are receiving. See local news report here!

A 4th successful event for Campaign Nonviolence Memphis on Sept 24th. Sister Jeannine Gramick spoke about Violence toward the LGBT Community and what WE can do about it. Thanks to Cheryl Cornish and First Congregational Church for providing us a beautiful space.

CNV Memphis Forum on Gun ViolenceCampaign Nonviolence Memphis held a Community Forum on Gun Violence on Thursday Sept. 25 as their week of action continues. Memphis is ranked as the nation’s 5th most violent city, but plenty of people are working to change it, including these four gentlemen who comprised our panel: Stevie Moore of Freedom from Unnecessary Negatives, Elgin Tunstall, Violence Intervention Liaison at Regional One Health Center, Delvin Lane of 901 BLOC (Better Lives, Opportunities and Communities) and Bishop Mays, Jr., Director of the Memphis Gun Down program. Attendees heard from several other speakers representing community groups and city & county agencies. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton was also present to praise the efforts underway to stem the tide of gun violence, and to present the challenges we face in our work. Thanks to Cheryl Cornish and First Congregational Church for hosting us once again.

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