GRANT & MANHATTANVILLE DAY – UNITY UNDERSTANDING & PEACE
With the utmost respect for our community and in the memory of Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, Mr. Taylonn Murphy, Mrs. Nita Brockington and Mrs. Stacey Collins request your attendance on SATURDAY JULY 20TH from 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. For a day of TOLERANCE, PEACE AND COMMUNITY HEALING at the 125th street water front piers. We request the presence of other community organizations who stand against violent through out our city. Together with the assistance of community activist Mr. Taylonn Murphy (Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy Foundation) and Derrick Haynes (B.R.I.C.C.S Inc.), families have come together privately in meetings within our community to formulate a plan of action towards JUVENILES, VIOLENCE, CRIME and the ineffective STOP QUESTION and FRISK policies. In conjunction with THE WEST HARLEM LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, and COMMUNITY BOARD#9 we have agreed to come together and stand in UNITY against violence within HARLEM and specifically the Manhattanville and Grant NYCHA developments. For far to long the senseless violence on our streets corners and now on our “playgrounds” has gripped our community it has taken our Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers and our most precious innocent children. If there has ever been a time that our community must stand against this plague called violence it is now. We must accept and address our failures as a community to correct these issues surrounding guns, violence and recidivism. Through constant consultation with the families directly involved with the Murphy case, conclusions have been established that must be established.
- Grant/Manhattanville “TRUCE OF NEUTRALITY”
- Manhattanville Community Center must initiate educational and recreational programs extending into 24 hours.
- Rename Old Broadway to The “TAYSHANA MURPHY WAY”
- Funding for the Construction “OSHA/G.E.D”Training Program.
- Grant Educational Learning/ Multi-Cultral Center providing wrap around services