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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 4, 2008

Aim4Peace organizes city Day of Peace

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aim4Peace: Movement to Stop the Shooting, an initiative of the City Manager’s Office, invites the community to a Day of Peace event Nov. 8. The event kicks off from 9-9:45 a.m. at the corner of 27th Street and Prospect Avenue in the lot adjacent to the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with a prayer, messages of peace and representatives from the Aim4Peace team.

From 9:45 a.m. to noon, Aim4Peace will host concurrent activities in six locations in targeted areas. All events will include free food, meet and greet opportunities with Aim4Peace street intervention workers and neighborhood action team representatives, opportunities for social service assistance, a homicide victim remembrance and distribution of violence prevention information.

The locations are:

Area 1 – ZIP code 64123
Memorial Missionary Church
Westside of Budd Park, Budd Park Esplanade Street and Brighton Avenue

Area 2 – ZIP code 64124
Somali Foundation Inc. and Community Meditation Center
Ninth and Euclid streets

Area 3 – ZIP code 64125
All Christians Serving Together
Northeast Corner of Budd Park, Hardesty Avenue and St. John Avenue

Area 4 – ZIP code 64127
Washington Wheatley Association
Southwest corner of 27th and Prospect streets

Area 5 – ZIP code 64128
Palestine Neighborhood Development and Musketeers
35th and Indiana streets

Area 6 – ZIP code 64130
Reconciliation Services and Vineyard Neighborhood Association
43rd and Jackson streets

“Violent acts not only affect the safety of our residents, but also create problems in spurring economic growth and improving education,” City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen said. “The Day of Peace will bring City and community resources together to spread the message that quality of life will begin to improve if these senseless acts are prevented.”

Aim4Peace is calling on all residents to help make this a Day of Peace, without violence, without shooting and most importantly without killing.

For more information about the Aim4Peace program or how to get involved, call (816) 513-3886 or visit http://www.kcmo.org/aim4peace. For more information about the event, call Tracie McClendon at (816) 513-7902.

    
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