The Peace Action Council is planning a campaign to promote non-violent activities and mediation for young peole in Lexington this summer. According to the CKCPJ Committee Reports in the latest Peaceways issue, the Peace Action Council plans to collaborate with many groups to promote and implement the campaign. They are planning also to involve young people from all different parts of the city and not just focus on the violence in the north side of Lexington.
The collaboration will be visible to all as the "Safe Summer Lexington" banner will be shown in the 4th of July Parade in downtown Lexington with each group marching under their own banners to show support for the campaign.
Another part of the campaign is called "Save a Friend." This initiative gives young people a way to look out for each other and find an alternative to the "snitch code."
Dr. T. Kerby Neill will be at an organizational meeting on June 13th at 6:30 pm at Bethel Spanish Church, 436 Fairman Road, to encourage local groups, churches and interested parties to plan to march in the 4th of July Parade in support of "Safe Summer Lexington." The Peace Action Council will meet on Wednesday, June 15th at 7 pm at the Quaker Meeting House to finalize plans for the 4th of July Parade. Everyone is invited to attend.