Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Raising voices to stop gun violence

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Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Culture to combat gun violence

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER – Caribbean Life News – September 20, 2016

The Guyana Action Committee (GAC), a non-profi­t will bring together some of Guyana’s artists including the Hooper Sisters, saxophoni­st, Flantis and Gospel singer Di Nike Amos to raise their musical voices in a cultural presentat­ion against Gun Violence.

The event will be held at St. Stephens Church Hall, 2806 Newkirk Ave., (between E 28 and 29th streets) in Brooklyn, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 from 8 pm.

The event will come alive with the Caribbean rhythms of African Drummer Mboya Wood, followed by a fashion show, skits and dance performances, as GAC kicks off a series of activities to raise funds to combat gun violence which continues to plague the communities.  

A donation of $25.00 will be accepted, by calling E. Lewis – 718-879-2662. A. Cochran 646-644-2950, J. Bisnauth 347-235-9137 and I. Vernon- 914-439-4960.

Now in its fifth year providing scholarship grants and funding educational programs both in the U.S. and Guyana, GAC’s Operations Director Bonita Montague and President Errol Lewis will continue to engage in projects and discussions aimed at providing support for cultural, economic and social change.

After its cultural presentation, GAC will hold its first, Stop the Violence – Gun Violence Prevention Walk-A-Ton on Sunday, Oct. 16, in Prospect Park. Participants are asked to assemble at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Parkside in Brooklyn. Start time is 7 am.

Registration is now open on GAC’s website — www.guyanaactioncommittee.org. A registration fee of $20.00 per person would be accepted through the site.

Groups and organizations are encouraged to participant but must contact the organizers. Full name, program pertaining to Gun Violence, donated amount, as well as organization, or group represented if any – must be stipulated.

Montague said all participants are asked to wear “slogan” branded Gun Prevention Tee shirts / sweaters. The walk is planned as a peaceful rally that will feature a wide cross-section of the community. Sponsors are welcomed.

Refreshments will be provided. Visit www.guyanaactioncommittee.org for further information.

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