BY ALLAN APPEL Gun Violence Awareness Month 2009 Balloon Memorial
Gun Violence Awareness Month 2009-City of New Haven Connecticut
CTRIBAT Institute for Social Development Inc. is embarking on breaking new ground in the fight against gun violence. As we push forward in this effort, we would ask you to support us.
Gun Violence Awareness Month is a National Public Health Emergency Campaign aimed at educating the public on the negative impact that urban gun violence has on the physical health, mental health, and educational development of children and teens who reside in the City of New Haven.

Gun Violence Awareness Month (43 days) will begin Saturday June 13, 2009 marking the anniversary date of the tragic shooting death of 13-year-old Jajuana Cole. It will run to Saturday July 25, 2009, which marks the anniversary date of the tragic shooting death of 13-year-old Justus Suggs.

During this 43-day period, CTRIBAT Inc. will conduct a series of free public workshops and free events that will be centered around educating children, teens, and adults on the health effects of Urban Gun Violence.  

Saturday June 13,    11am-2pm Start “Memorial Service” Canal/Gregory Street

Monday June 15,     10am-12pm “Guns & Bullies Violence Art Workshop” Wexler Grant

Wednesday June 17, 1:30pm WYBC Special Show on Urban Gun Violence with Crystal Haynes

Monday June 22,     10am-12pm “Guns & Bullies Violence Art Workshop” Lincoln Basset 

Saturday June 20,    10am-2pm “Gun Violence Interactive Workshop” 230 Ashmun Street

Friday June 26, Area Masjids “Victim Service Day”

Sunday June 28,      Area Churches “Victim Service Day”

Monday June 29,     Poster/Tee Shirt Week (wear display violence prevention items)

Monday June 29,     Gun By-Back 7 days, New Haven Police Commissioners

Monday July 6, Gun Violence Student Art Display, New Haven Public Library, Elm Street

Sunday July 12, Celebrity PEACE Basketball Tournament, APG Marketing & Promotions

Weds. July 15,        10am-2pm “Urban Think Tank” Public Health or Public Safety? Invite Only!
     Location: Blue State Coffee, 84 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

Weds. July 22,  6pm-8pm Family Appreciation Dinner, TBA 

Friday July 24,   Area Masjids “Victim Service Day”

Saturday July 25,    11am-2pm Final Day “TBA” (Memorial On Green-)

Sunday July 26, Area Churches “Victim Service Day”

For More Information Contact:  CTRIBAT Associate Director Tracey Suggs
Office: (203) 676-6889; Email:

City of New Haven: Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., NAACP, New Haven Board of Police Commissioners, New Haven Police Department, New Haven Board of Alderpersons, State Representative Gary Holder Winfield, Alderman Greg Morehead, New Haven Board of Education, APG Marketing and Promotions, Red Bull, Reebok, Universal Music Group, Def Jam, Masjid Al-Islam, Masjid Muhammad, Christian Community Center, New Haven Public Library, Planned Parenthood, Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Yale New Haven Hospital, Male Involvement Network, TYCO Printing, SEA-TV, Yale Police Department, Housing Authority Of New Haven, Jawalla Scouts, New Haven Independent, Balance Fitness Studio For Women, Nation Drill Team, Local 530, CCFC, Abdussabur LLC, BOLDMINDS LLC, People Against Injustice, National Association Black Law Enforcement Officers, Brotherhood Leadership Summit, Juvenile Review Board,  Custom Tees, Center Street Lounge, Butta Jays, Blue State Coffee, Bar, Camp Antrum, Downtown Pizza, Keys To The City, 5-Senses,
Gothem City, Nation Drill Team, Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, Edge of the Woods,
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