I once read somewhere that “The Death of Violence is the Birth of Hope”. In light of the tragic death of 16 year-old Derrion Albert, here are a few organizations throughout the nation that you can check out to STOP THE VIOLENCE around your community. Stop supporting ignorance, lies and hate and go with something more positive. Our future depends on it.
kidsofftheblock.org – Located in Chicago, Kids Off The Block’s mission is to give at-risk low income youth positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, violence, truancy, and the juvenile justice system. They accomplish this through Tutoring/Mentoring, Music, Drama, Sports, and Local/Out-of-Town Trips.
stophandgunviolence.org – is a non-profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awareness, effective law enforcement and common sense gun laws.
menstoppingviolence.org – Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization dedicated to ending men’s violence against women.
In related news, below is also a video of Derrion’s mother speaking about the tragedy. According to the Chicago Tribune, the family is currently looking for help with funeral expenses. Derrion’s memorial will be held on Saturday in Chicago. Click here for more info.
DERRION’S MOTHER SPEAKS TO MEDIA