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Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest!

“Why do you like to see someone you love laying there lifeless?,” is one of the many questions that a sixth grade student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy(BCAA) in New Orleans asks her peers during her poem “Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest.”   Around sixteen other students also performed poems like this to an audience of about 63 of their peers during the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) New Orleans’ Poetry for Peace night held in partnership with City Year New Orleans on Feb. 24, 2011.

“Skating for Peace” with Peace by Piece Nonviolence Youth Group

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 9:00pm - Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:00am

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

Join the memebers of the New Orleans Project's "Peace by Piece" Team to have some fun and raise money to support their school and community work.

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

Peace Recycled Art Classes

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:30pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:30pm

particpants in New Orleans Project's Recycled Peace Art Classes

New Orleans annual peace puppet parade

Youg artists howing off their creations at the annual Giant Peace Puppet Parade organized by AFSC staffer Ahmane Glover, Community Activist.

Ahmane Glover leads youth in art and healing classes. Using recycled materials and helping young people talk through the violence in their lives to reach peaceful resolution.

Classes continue March-May, every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm until 6:30PM.

particpants in New Orleans Project's Recycled Peace Art Classes

New Orleans annual peace puppet parade

Youg artists howing off their creations at the annual Giant Peace Puppet Parade organized by AFSC staffer Ahmane Glover, Community Activist.

“Poetry for Peace” Youth Night

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Participant in AFSC New Orleans Project's violence reduction training

Participant in AFSC's New Orleans Projects Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Youth poets express their heartfelt wishes for peace and a reduction of violence in new Orleans.  the event follows several weeks when the murder rate for teenage black boys has topped 3 per week.

Participant in AFSC New Orleans Project's violence reduction training

Participant in AFSC's New Orleans Projects Peace by Piece violence reduction training

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