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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Haven Bereavement Care Network to hold increase the peace rally

NEW HAVEN >> Bereavement Care Network, Inc. will hold its 3rd annual "Decrease the Violence Increase the Peace" march and rally beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Charles Street Substation at 26 Charles St., organizers said in a release.

The march will proceed to the Dixwell Q-House and carry over to the side of the building at Wexler Grant Field. The rally begins at 2 p.m. The rain date for the event is Oct. 3.

Bereavement Care Network is working bring communities together, to form a network of individuals/groups to work toward solutions to stop violence in the city, while assisting families as they manage the grief of losing a loved one, founder Nakia N. Dawson said in the release.

There will be speakers, performances, and vendors, Dawson said. “This will be a time for our young people to come (in) fellowship together in peace.”

Organizations seeking to have an information booth or become a vendor should R.S.V.P. no later than Sept. 5, with group/organization’s name and number of participants. Confirm via email at, or call  203-589-5538.


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