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What We’re Doing
SilenceIsViolence is an anti-violence campaign that was founded following the December 28 murder of Dinerral Shavers and the January 4 murder of Helen Hill. Dinerral and Helen were beloved friends, neighbors, and artists of the Bywater-Marigny district.
Following these tragedies, Ken Foster, Helen Gillet, and Baty Landis decided to march to City Hall to express publicly our grief and our dismay at the lack of city leadership on the issue of violent crime
The January 11 March For Survival was attended by 5,000 concerned citizens, and SilenceIsViolence was founded. On that day, citizens from all parts of the city had a chance to speak directly to our leaders and each other about their fears and hopes.
Baty Landis presented Five Ideas For Change on behalf of SilenceIsViolence, opening an anti-violence dialogue with our leadership and establishing the foundation for the programs we currently sponsor.
Part of SilenceIsViolence's outreach program is a free music clinic offered each Wednesday at Sound Cafe for New Orleans children of all ages. The clinics, led by local professional musicians, include both vocal and instrumental training. As part of Threadheads.org's "Give Back" philosophy, we have decided to raise money to sponsor "A Day at Fest" for these students.
Join us in supporting the work of SilenceIsViolence by encouraging the continued growth of the New Orleans music culture and inspiring the younger generation to keep the music alive.
To compensate for the PayPal fees, we have added a small surcharge, spreading the fees out among all expected donations: For each dollar donated, an $0.08 surcharge has been added.
PayPal fees are equivalent to $0.30 plus 2.9% of the transaction amount (for U.S. transactions). All monies collected above and beyond fees will be donated
We require that donations be a minimum of $5 to minimize fees and maximize
donations to SilenceIsViolence.
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