NOT ON MY BLOCK
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Mothers Against Community Gun Violence and its many partners invite you to walk with us as we honor the life of gun violence victims and celebrate the lives of survivors for our 5th peace walk for change in Minnesota--NOT ON MY BLOCK Walkathon!
On June 13, 2020, as the founder of MACGV, my life changed forever when I received a call that medics were trying to resuscitate the life of my 23-year-old daughter who had been shot in the head while riding as a passenger in a vehicle. My daughter Nia “Brooklyn” Black died on that call; I died on that call…Feeling hopeless, broken, and powerless, my promise to my baby was that her life would not be in vain and I wasn’t going to rest until the person who took her life was brought to justice.
On August 1, 2020, the relentless pursuit for justice began; The birth of Mothers Against Community Gun Violence (MACGV) “Peace Walks.” Calling on community members to speak up and speak out to help get justice for the murder of my daughter, Nia - a young college student and professional entrepreneur. Banding with detectives, community members, advocacy groups, and city officials, an arrest was made within 65 days and a conviction of the murderer in 14 months, showing the power community solidarity can make when we all care and stand together…
By June of 2021, our walks organically created a safe space with victims' families, gun violence survivors, and hundreds of community members walking side by side with MACGV to advocate for the lives of their loved ones impacted by gun violence; solidifying the Peace Walks as a walk for the people and the voice of lives gone too soon.
Our 2022 Walkathon aims to raise funds for our national public safety initiative NOT ON MY BLOCK and our ongoing gun violence prevention, education, awareness, and support work for victims’ families and survivors... In light of the recent horrific local and national shootings we believe, it is more important than ever that we all come together and show solidarity in support of safety solutions.
On June 11, 2022, the event will occur at Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis. On the day of the walkathon, registration opens at 8:00 AM; the walk starts at 9:30 AM and ends by 11:00 AM. The Walkathon will start and end at the Lake Nokomis Community Center. Rain or Shine.
MACGV is an organization that cares about the betterment of our state and its people, and we believe that helping to heal families heals communities and empowers victims to thrive and bring about good health and restoration.
We thank you for walking with us as we make the change we all want to see! Together we can make this happen!
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