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Tomorrow, January 9th, 2009 there will be a Strike Against Crime organized by Silence Is Violence.

at 10am there will be a Peace Motorcade starting at North Clairborne Ave. and Gov. Nicholls St. It will be led by Nakita Shavers, sister of musician and bandleader Dinerral Shavers who was murdered in the week before Helen’s death.

at noon on the steps of City Hall there will be a Victims Memorial where the names of all New Orleanians lost to homicide in the last year will be read.

at 6pm there will be a procession and vigil for Ja’Shawn Powell. Gather at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 La Salle St.

Even if you cannot participate, people are encouraged to wear red on Friday to show your respect for victims of violence and your pledge to work toward peace in New Orleans.

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