Russell Simmons And Community Activist Erica Ford To Host NY Peace Week Conference [Video]
Leading anti-violence activist Erica Ford, Founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, has announced that January 15 – 22, 2012 marks the 3rd annual New York Peace Week, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s efforts of non-violence.
Erica Ford and the NY Peace Week committee will hold its annual press conference at City Hall this Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
The goal of NY Peace Week is to create a culture of peace throughout New York City for seven days, featuring special events and a grassroots viral marketing campaign that encourages individuals to take personal action to create inner peace and set a positive example for NYC youth.
NY Peace Week ambassadors and supporters include Rush Card & Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, Reverend Al Sharpton, AT Michell of Man Up Inc., Tamika Mallory of National Action Network, Hot 97, Power 105, Ed Lover, The Source Magazine owner Londell McMillan, Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior, Cheryl “Salt” Wray, Michael Strahan, Gotham/Hamptons magazine Publisher Debra Halpert, Maino, and more.
Philanthropist Russell Simmons encourages Peace Week 2012 theme:
“Peace Is a LIFEStyle; there are little things you can do to remember to stay out of trouble. It is the way you deal with each problem that starts to become a natural thing. It’s a practice not just something that happens to you one day.”
NY Peace Week will feature a series of events and activities that will address a range of violence and conflict-related issues that affect the social order of New York City communities, raise the urgent need to get guns off the street and engage communities in combating the culture of violence among our young people.
NY Peace Week also offers the people of NYC the chance to attend a series of events and activities to promote peace across the five boroughs, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The theme of NY Peace Week 2012 is “Peace is a LIFEStyle.” The campaign has incorporated orange as its signature color because orange represents enthusiasm, happiness, creativity, determination, success and encouragement.
Last year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the City Council, Borough Presidents and the State Assembly and Senate gave proclamations to LIFE Camp, Inc., officially declaring January 15-22 Peace Week in New York City.
For More information on and a list of events, log onto: www.nypeaceweek.com.