Stand Up To Violence Family Day and One-Year-Celebration

Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj stand with some peace marchers after they arrive at Mazzei Playground to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Stand Up to Violence.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Stand Up to Violence, an anti-violence program, held their First Anniversary Peace March and Rally on Saturday, August 22. The event began with a breakfast and then a march from Community Board 12’s White Plains Road office to Mazzei Playground in Allerton. The march included a vigil and then there was a celebration of the program at the playground. SUV relies on violence interrupters to reach high-risk persons, and mediate disputes in the community, especially in locales where there has been violence in the past.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260–4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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