Black Women for Positive Change is scheduled to host its fifth annual week dedicated to non-violence. The week is slated to begin with D.C. Justice & Opportunity UnityRally and Harmony Jam on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Southeast D.C. on Oct. 21.
The event is being held to promote non-violence and harmony. Speakers include Stephanie EMyers, national co-chair, Black Women for Positive Change; Marcus Hughes, Next Generation Action Network; Rev. Tony Lee, Community of Hope AME Church; Tyrone Parker, Alliance of Concerned Men; Frank Muhammad, Brothers Huddle; Frank Malone, 100 Fathers; Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Shareece Crawford and Kymone Freeman, an activist who runs We Act Radio in Ward 8. D.C. Council member Trayon White was also invited to the celebration.
The event will also include performances by Wisdom Speak GO GO Band and other musical and spoken word artists from the D.C. area.
From Oct. 15-23, 21 cities, including Chicago, Baltimore, London and more, are also scheduled to hold non-violence rallies.
View live video from the rally on the AFRO’s Facebook page.