We cannot solve this problem alone
Every day murder is affecting our city, but our hope for change is embedded in the stories. From the victims to the perpetrators, to the families and those working every day to solve this problem, every person matters.
From the beginning, we have intentionally focused to share the perspectives of those affected by violence in our community. In coordination with Spike Lee and Spike DDB, we introduced Flip the Script: a multimedia campaign geared to change the attitudes of and about young black men. We also launched the NOLA FOR LIFE channel to showcase the heroic stories of NOLA FOR LIFE participants through television programming on Cox Channel 99.
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Emanuel Lain Jr.
President, People United for Armstrong Park
The grassroots organization People United for Armstrong Park (PUfAP) is known for its efforts to revitalize and enhance the historic Treme park and for its series of free outdoor concerts called Jazz in the Park.
While working to make Armstrong Park a safe, nurturing and thriving space, the group is also dedicated to providing opportunities to at-risk, formerly incarcerated and unemployed individuals through a growing Event Production Training Program. PUfAP recently received a grant from the NOLA FOR LIFE Fund to assist the training program’s efforts.
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