“With Our Words”

Cleveland School Remembers (CSR) supports Stockton’s poetry slam group, “With Our Words” who will be participating in the Brave New Voices national tournament in Atlanta July 15-19.

WOW is a nine-year old local program for youth, especially minority youth, that encourages them to express themselves through art and spoken word. Since 2007, past and present members of WOW’s youth poetry slam team have had a 99% high school graduation rate and a 93% college attendance rate. WOW is helping kids to consider better life choices, including getting out of the cycle of violence and guns.

WOW was a big part of Stockton’s presentation last month, which won the return of Stockton’s All-American City status. Their words are powerful, and their program empowers its youth members.

Help support WOW-   donate online at withourwords.causevox.com.

 

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LA Film Festival of “Requiem for the Dead”

HBO is doing a free screening (just a small $1.00 processing fee) at the LA Film Festival of “Requiem for the Dead,” a documentary exploring gun violence and its toll on society. The screening is ahead of the documentary’s premiere on HBO on June 22nd.

 Overview from HBO: 

Every spring in America more than 8,000 people die from gunfire. HBO’S REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD: AMERICAN SPRING 2014 – created entirely from found footage — social media postings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere, news accounts, 9-1-1 calls, and material from police files — tells the stories of some of those who died in the spring of 2014. From accidental shootings, to suicides, to family disputes, to random violence, the stories are told in a present-tense manner by the people who lived them, through their own words and images. The deep sense of loss for these individuals, who come to life through these portraits, represents just a fraction of the 32,000 people who are lost to gunfire in America every year, an average of 88 deaths per day.

The screening takes place on June 17th at 5:30pm.  One of our staffers, Leigh Flores, will be there.  If you have questions, please contact Leigh at: lflores@bradymail.org

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Victims of Violent Crime Support Group Vigil – Dec. 4

The Victims of Violent Crime Support Group along with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Witness Program will be holding their annual candlelight vigil.

The event will be in honor and remembrance of loved ones in San Joaquin County lost to violent crime.  The event will be located at:

Stockton – Weber Point on December 4th, 2014 at 6pm

 The event will include a short march and family members are encouraged to bring an ornament to hang on the tree dedicated to those victims.  We’ll have extra ornaments available for families that need one.