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6th Annual 100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign Launches With New Elements To Motivate Our Youth to End Violence

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                         October 11, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The sixth annual 100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign has begun and this year the campaign is reaching new heights as it looks to partner with organizations to offer different outlets for youth to participate in. This year Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson has added the Gandhi Jayanti essay and art contest where students will be presented with awards for their contest submissions. Essays will focus on the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement worldwide. This panel discussion and award presentation will be held TODAY at 3 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

“It’s so important that as we look to encourage our youth to become involved in activities that will enhance their learning, that we continually provide them with various outlets that touch on so many different talents,” Councilor Roberson said. “Through this campaign it is my hope that our youth will be enlighten on all of the positive aspects that will come to culmination if they continue to stay away from violence.”

What: Gandhi Jayanti Celebration

When: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3 p.m

Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard, 35203

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369.