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100 Days of Nonviolence Movement Spreading as Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson Prepares To Host a Training Event for South Carolina Delegation

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Monday, April 20, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- The success around the annual 100 Days of Nonviolence movement is being heard nationwide, and now community leaders are looking for ways that they can bring the movement to their cities. On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson will welcome a delegation from South Carolina for a training on how they can implement a program in their state. The training will take place at the Civil Rights Institute from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“It has been so rewarding to see the 100 Days of Nonviolence campaign flourish into what it is today, and I’m excited about the opportunity to share what we’ve learned along the way,” Councilor Roberson said. “Putting an end to violence is an ongoing movement, and I’m committed to doing all that we can to spread this movement nationwide.”

Councilor Roberson has led the 100 Days of Non Violence Campaign in Birmingham since 2010. This campaign has resulted in a drastic reduction of violent crimes by youth in Birmingham, and the signing of pledges to promote a safer society. South Carolina is not the first region of the country that has taken notice of the campaign. Other cities around the country including Saginaw, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia have launched complimentary programs.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Councilor Roberson on the initiation of our campaign in South Carolina,” Pastor Curtis Johnson said. “The insight that he and his team have provided has helped us tremendously and we’re looking forward to our training session.”

For more information on 100 Days of Nonviolence and how you can become involved, please contact the Office of Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson at 205.254.2418.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.