Press Release

Press Release

APRIL 29 – Celebrating Camden’s Youth Through a Rites of Passage and Promoting Cultural and Religious Tolerance, Presented by National Stop the Violence Inc.

CAMDEN, N.J/Apr. 8, 2017 — National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc., a national nonprofit organization based in Camden, N.J., will present a free celebratory event in honor of its students in the What About YOUth Initiative.
The theme of the event is “I, Too, Am America: We’ve Come This Far By Faith”. The program will celebrate cultural and religious diversity and tolerance.
National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. will be honoring mentors, parents and youth at 10:00 a.m. at Lindenwold High School, Lindenwold, N.J.
During this event, Rev. Robin Scott-King, the niece of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be honored and will serve as the keynote speaker. Performances will feature The Brockington Ensemble, and dramatic and dance performances by the youth in the What About YOUth Initiative. There will also be a historical production and a Rites of Passage Ceremony. The program will also serve as a fundraiser to assist the What About YOUth Initiative with costs associated with a trip to Jamaica where the youth will perform.
Invited guests include:
– Bethany Long Hall, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
– Trudy Deans, Consul General of Jamaica
– Edith Savage-Jennings, Civil Rights Icon
– Phil Murphy, Candidate for New Jersey Governor
– Jim Johnson, Candidate for New Jersey Governor
– Lorraine Badley, US Representative for the Jamaican Diaspora Convention
Honorees and award recipients include:

– Parent Council Members
– Law Enforcement Officers
– Mentors
– Judges
– Educators
– Community Activists
National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. honors individuals whose activism in the community creates positive change.
About National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. (http://www.nationalstoptheviolence.org)
National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. was created in 1991 by Dr. Stephné R. Coney. A native of Camden, Dr. Coney adopted the teachings of nonviolence in the philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa, and incorporated National Stop the Violence, with undertaking a mission to end violence across the country.
Dr. Stephné Coney National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. P.O. Box 3341 Camden, NJ 08101 PHONE. 856-952-6291 EMAIL: stopviolence@msn.com
KEYWORDS: crime, law enforcement, police, education, national recognition, community, community activist, community activism, youth, at-risk youth, youth at risk, national stop the violence, way program, camden, youth, nonprofit, nonviolence, rites of passage, jamaica, america, diversity
SOURCE: National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc.
MEDIA: To R.S.V.P., or to arrange pre/post-event photos and interviews, contact Dr. Stephné Coney at 856-952-6291.
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Photo: What About YOUth Initiative (size: 100,000.0 k)
A co-ed program for youth in nursery school to high school