WHAT IS THE 2017 WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE, JUSTICE AND OPPORTUNITIES?
The Week of Non-Violence, Justice & Opportunities is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, youth, Millennials, Faith Institutions, business leaders, athletes, Educators and everyone else to organize large and small events to promote non-violence, peace and getting along. You are invited to schedule your own event in your own neighborhood to inform youth that they can master their anger, and learn conflict resolution and anti-bullying skills.
WHEN IS THE WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE?
October 15-23, 2017. But, events can be scheduled at your convenience anytime during October 2017
WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITIES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE?
- WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS with Youth, Millennials and Elders to discuss how to build non-violence peaceful schools, neighborhoods and cities
- FORUMS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT to discuss: (1) what to do when you are stopped by a police officer; (2) How to train law enforcement in “De-Escalation Techniques,” and (3) How to promote communication and collaboration among law enforcement and communities
- FILM SCREENINGS OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE MEDIA. Black Women for Positive Change has produced 3 films. Available at blackwomenforpositivechange.org “Socially Responsible Films.”
- DROP: A Story of Triumph—a film dedicated to reducing the high school drop-out rate. DROP is available via streaming at:
- “On 2nd Thought”—a youth violence prevention film. Available on Youtube
- “Red Flags in Domestic Violence,” featuring victims of domestic violence who talk about their personal experiences with violence.
WHO STARTED THE WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE, JUSTICE AND OPPORTUNITIES?
Black Women for Positive Change, a national advocacy organization of Women and Good Brothers from diverse backgrounds, generations and ethnicities, started the Week on Non-Violence in 2013, in response to tragedies of Trayvon Martin, and numerous black youth, men and women who were victims of violence from law enforcement, gangs, domestic and random violence based on racism, sexism and gang retribution. The National Co-Chairs of Black Women for Positive Change are Virginia Delegate Daun S. Hester and Businesswoman/Author Dr. Stephanie E. Myers. Members are dispersed across the USA and the United Kingdom.
WHO ARE HONORARY LEADERS OF THE WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE?
- Harry Belafonte, Honorary Chair
- Michelle Bernard, Honorary Co-Chair and MSNBC Anchor and President of the Bernard Center for Women
- Kemba Smith, Honorary Co-Chair and President, Kemba Smith Foundation
- Chris Daniels, Honorary Co-Chair and Corporate Consultant and Conflict Resolution Expert
WHO PAYS FOR THE WEEK OF NON-VIOLENCE, JUSTICE AND OPPORTUNITIES?
Individuals and organizations dedicated to stopping the violence in their neighborhood, city and nation, must pull together to raise funds for local events. To support the national and global effort, you can donate to the Positive Change Foundation at: Positive Change Foundation
WHO ARE SOME OF THE PAST/PRESENT SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS?
- National Black Nurses Association
- Next Generation Action Network
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE)
- 100 Fathers, Inc.
- National Bar Association
- United Steelworkers Union
- Positive Change Foundation
- Wednesday Clergy Council, WDC
- Highmark, Inc.
- Masqid Muhammad, the Nation’s Mosque, WDC
- Holman United Methodist Church, California
- Jewish Community Relations Council
- Alliance of Concerned Men
WHAT AGE DO I HAVE TO BE TO ORGANIZE AN EVENT?
All ages and generations are welcome?
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?