Friday, September 16, 2011

Diaz brings 'Peace in Our Streets' to Soundview

Diaz talking to community members in
a 2010 'Peace in Our Streets' initiative.
Following the heinous Labor Day weekend shootings throughout the city, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is bringing his 'Peace in Our Streets' initiative to Soundview Saturday.

Joining members of the Bronx Clergy Task Force as well as elected officials, law enforcement and local community leaders, the initiative is about spreading information about how to get guns off the street. In addition, Diaz and others will hand out literature promoting 866-GUN-STOP, an NYPD program that offers rewards to citizens who report illegal guns anonymously. In 2010, he blogged on the Huffington Post website about 'Peace in Our Streets,' which you can read here. In it, Diaz said:
After coming together at the Greater Faith Temple in the Wakefield section of the northeast Bronx, a room we were able to use thanks to the generosity of Pastor Michel White-Haynes, our group split up into several smaller groups. We then walked the streets, speaking to Bronx residents about the need to take guns off of our streets and giving them information, in both English and Spanish, on how they could do just that.
WHEN:  Saturday, September 17, 2011
TIME:  Participants will convene at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Monroe Houses Community Center -- 1780 Story Avenue (bet. Rosedale & Taylor Avenues)

Of course, not everyone thinks 'Peace in Our Streets' is worth the time...

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