Sybrina Fulton to headline community gathering, Jan 30

“A MOTHER’S CRY” EXAMINES IMPACT OF KILLING OF CHILDREN ON FAMILIES

On Friday, Jan. 30, at 7pm, citizens from the Baton Rouge area will gather at the BREC Independence Park Theatre to discuss what can be done to prevent the rise of what organizers call “senseless killing in our community”. This event, “A Mother’s Cry – The Community Gathering of The Voices,” focuses on helping mothers who are healing after the violent deaths of their children.

“By sharing their stories with the larger community, everyone can become more aware of how we can all work together to keep our youth from becoming participants and/or victims of street crime,” said organizers with Stop the Killing Inc.

They will hear from Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was murdered in 2013 by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Other presenters include RCA artist and Hip-Hop reformer Dee 1, Houston community activist Deric Muhammad, Louisiana radio journalist Tony Brown, Stop the Killing organizer Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed, and West Baton Rouge assistant district attorney Tony Clayton.

BREC’s Independence Park Theatre is located at 7800 Independence Boulevard. The event is free of charge to the public.

Stop the Killing Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization established in 2003 to work toward eliminating the violence and senseless killings that disrupt the social fabric in our communities. The organization’s goal is to create stronger and safer living environments by teaching youth to value life, get an education, and make positive choices.

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