National Action Network activists take to the street

AmNews Staff Reports | 8/23/2018, 5:15 p.m.
August saw National Action Network leaders and activists taking over street corners to highlight anti-violence in certain inner city areas.
National Action Network Northeast Regional Director Kirsten John Foy Lem Peterkin photo

August saw National Action Network leaders and activists taking over street corners to highlight anti-violence in certain inner city areas. NAN’s Minister Kirsten John Foy, NE Regional Director; the Rev. Kevin McCall, National Crisis Director; and the NAN Youth Huddle joined local activists in the action.

From Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2018, there were rallies and marches on 107th Avenue and 159th Street in Jamaica; Mother Gatson Boulevard and Belmont Avenue, Cypress Hills Projects, in Brooklyn; Manhattan Polo Grounds; Jersey Street and Winter Avenue on Staten Island; and Tompkinsville Park on Staten Island.

NAN leaders marched from each location simultaneously at 7 p.m. in each respective borough, and slept in the streets overnight to raise awareness about the growing threat of violence throughout New York City.