The “29th Annual National “Night Out Against Crime” was held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 5:30-7:30pm for neighborhoods throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. The American Friends Service Committee partnered with A Desire For Change community group to host our “Night Out Against Crime” at the Sampson Park in the 9th Ward Neighborhood to celebrate a commitment to peace in our communities.
We personalized our “Night Out Against Crime” event by renaming it Wanna a SNAC? A Sampson Night Against Crime(SNAC). We had great community activities that included: “Serve It Up Hot” dance contest, “Squash the Hate” Balloon Frenzy, “Recipes For Peace” street art activities, and a SNAC School Supply Give Away. We also provided refreshments donated by local community group, Desire Fellowship. We were reminded why events like this are so important when a young manaffiliated with FYRE Youth Squad, a local youth group, was murdered coming from another “Night Out” Against Crime event in the city.
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