An Epidemic of Community Violence
By Sunshine Lewis
Atlanta, GA – Community Leaders UNITE on May 19, 2021 at 7 pm.
The Community Leaders and Residents of the Vine City Community and Magnolia Park Apartment have Spoken! Enough is Enough!
Following the prayer vigil held in honor of fatality victim Ms. Alicia Merrell, community Leaders and some Vine City residents say they have had it with the unsolved murders, thefts and other unsavory acts of violence that has consumed not only their neighborhood but the Metropolitan Atlanta area.
Starting Wednesday, May 19, 2021, community organizers have sounded the alarm and neighboring organizations and individuals have heard it loud and clear. A group of volunteers will walk the Magnolia Park Apartments armed with resource information from emergency counseling referral, food, and financial assistance. “We want the community to know that we care and it’s time to show it,” says Vanessa Cox-Logan. Just yesterday she organized a memorial candlelight vigil to honor her slain niece’s life in the same community.
Archbishop John says it’s time to put a name and face on Love so that the residents know someone hears them and Cares!
This group will meet at the Magnolia Park Community Center and Walk the Community from 7 pm to 11 pm each night. Organizers include Michael Langford, Archbishop John Lewis and the National Defense for Justice, former school board member Byron Amos, Atlanta City Council member Michael Julian Bond, Vanessa Cox-Logan, Muslim community leaders, Northwest Youth Power Inc., Sunshine Lewis and Grace and Mercy Concierge Bereavement Services LLC, and many more.
Time 7 pm – 11 pm
Location: Magnolia Park Apartments Community Center
840 Carter Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Last updated on May 20, 2021