A Say No to Violence Rally will be held on Tuesday night, August 9th, from 7 PM to 8 PM, at Wisner Park in downtown Elmira. This is a Unity in the Community event.
Say No to Violence and Unity in the Community signs and banners are encouraged! The event is free and open to the public, no ticket needed.
The Elmira-Corning NAACP and Dr. Stephen Coleman and will be co-sponsoring the rally.
Speakers at the rally will include:
Georgia Verdier, President, Elmira-Corning NAACP,
William Schrom, Chemung County Sheriff,
Willie Owens, community activist, and Jefferson Award Winner,
Claude Oliver, community leader,
Reverend Nathaniel Wright, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Ithaca,
Attorney Susan BetzJitomir, Pastor, Shiloh Community Church, Corning,
Pastor Kale Mann, Faith Temple Community Church, Elmira,
Tom Santulli, former Chemung County Executive,
Dora Leland, Chemung County Democratic Chair,
Father Teodor Czabala, Pastor, Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Elmira Heights.
Dr. Stephen Coleman–professor emeritus, political scientist, and public affairs analyst–will moderate.
Everyone in the Twin Tiers is invited to SAY NO to gun violence, violence in the schools, the violence of bullying, domestic violence, gang violence, the violence of sex trafficking, police violence, and violence against the police.
For more information , please call 607-259-6051 or 607-962-8398