Voices Against Violence

In a strong effort to break the silence of violence, sponsors and supporters of Voices Against Violence held a community gathering to take a stand against violence in Cleveland’s neighborhoods. This community outreach and educational event was held at Lincoln Park on the corner of West 11th Street and Starkweather in Cleveland. City of Cleveland Public Safety employees meet with local residents to provide safety tips and encourage community support. Additionally, attendees enjoyed performances with local choirs including St. Augustine’s, Nueva Vida Church and the Mega Church and special guest speaker, Mike Pistorino.

In addition, this free, fun-filled community event also included free food, drinks and face painting for the children along with informational handouts for residents to learn about healthy strategies to improve their quality of life. Attendees were provided information on health, wellness, educational enrichment, safety and the arts programs.

Photographer: 
William C. Rieter