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Dekalb County Ministers Declare January 8th Community Peace Day
Dekalb County Ministers Declare January 8th Community Peace Day

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Edward Gates Bey)

This year, a Dekalb county ministry has said that “enough is enough” and has declared January 8, 2011 as a time to stop the violence and give peace a chance. On that day, members of Moorish

Science Temple of America, Temple #21, along with several other local organizations and human service professionals want to dedicate a total of 24 hours to reflect on the possibility of life without violence. The aim of Peace Day 2011 is to stop the violence, eliminate poverty and promote national pride.

Regardless of race, creed, nationality or sexual preference, the moratorium on violence is a call for action from within the community. The planned truce on January 8, is a deliberate attempt to prevent any occurrence of violence on that day and replace it with collective participation in a day of family friendly activities designed to educate and entertain. A series of workshops and seminars will focus on positive choices in place of decisions that can sometimes lead to destructive behavior.

Former state legislator “Able” Mable Thomas will be the keynote speaker for this year’s PEACE DAY 2011. The event begins 12noon at 2942 Ember drive in Decatur and will continue until 12 midnight. Everyone is invited to an afternoon of breakout sessions on topics such as: domestic violence, crime prevention, conflict resolution and family unity. Stick around for the party which starts at 9:00pm; featuring hip-hop music, food and poetry plus a birthday celebration for the Temple’s founder Noble Drew Ali.