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BCU Continues Call for Nonviolence in 3rd Annual Durham Week of Peace

Ceremonial vigils to be held in various Durham neighborhoods to promote peace

Post Date:01/03/2019 4:45 PM

DURHAM, N.C. – Bull City United’s (BCU) 3rd annual Week of Peace will be held January 1-7 in eight neighborhoods in Durham County, with candlelight vigils and ceremonies.  These neighborhoods represent the locations where gun violence was most prevalent during 2018. 

Date

Neighborhood

Location

Time

January 1

Birchwood Community Center

416 Walton St

6-8 p.m.

January 2

Braggtown Community

Oxford Manor

3633 Keystone Pl

6-8 p.m.

January 3

Cornwallis Community Center

3000 Weaver St

6-8 p.m.

January 4

Liberty Street Housing Community

100 Block of Commerce St

6-8 p.m.

January 5

North Durham Community

Corner of Canal St & Queen St

Noon-2 p.m.

January 6

Southside Community

100 East Umstead Street

2-4 p.m.

January 7

Massey Avenue

Corner of Massey Ave & Fayetteville St

4-5 p.m.

January 7

McDougald Terrace Housing Community

42B Ridgeway (in courtyard behind the building)

6-8 p.m.

 

For more information about the Week of Peace, contact Kedrick Lowery at 984.260.7676 or email  ktlowery@dconc.gov.  Visit the Bull City United website at www.bullcityunited.org or Facebook page @bullcityunited32.

 

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About Bull City United

Bull City United is a violence prevention initiative, housed in the Durham County Department of Public Health, and funded by Durham County.  This initiative uses the Cure Violence model, an evidence-based approach to stopping shootings and killings.  Bull City United team members rely on their experiences and relationships to serve as trusted messengers who connect with high risk individuals in order to resolve conflicts and promote peace.  Bull City United violence interrupters find and mediate conflicts to prevent them from becoming violent.  Bull City United outreach workers identify and work with high risk individuals to connect them to jobs, education, and other services.  Bull City United team members work with the community to send the message that violent behavior can be changed. 

 

Bull City United treats violence as a public health issue, and has emerged locally as a movement of people in Durham who understand that violence is a behavior that can be changed.  Through regularly scheduled activities, like the Week of Peace, peace rallies, and community events, everyone in Durham can get involved in promoting 
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