The crime rate ( rape & kidnappings of women/children) continues to sore, yet many are hopeful that things will soon change. The following email came to me, just mins ago.
Please see information below. All support for this effort will be welcome. So much of us have been talking on the phones, on verandas about what’s been happening in Jamaica these last three weeks. Here is an opportunity to do something more. Each of us need to stop being crippled by fear and do what we can to make a change.
Wear white for peace. Pass it on. Participate. Jamaica can be so incredibly beautiful, but its currently in crisis.
A group of us have gotten together to do something about this frightening situation that we find ourselves in as a country. With the support of my Lions club, the Lions Club of New Kingston, Blosson Anglin Brown and I have joined a group of women and men to begin to take responsibility for our country.
We have a diverse group who have met, including the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston, Hear the Children Cry, the former President of the JMA and other individuals and have arranged for a MARCH on Wednesday NOV 19th, 2008 (4 pm) which is the International Day for Prevention of Child Abuse.
We will begin our MARCH from the POLICE OFFICER’S CLUB on Hope Road at 4.00pm. We will go down Hope Road to Half Way Tree and then turn left on to Half Way Tree Road to Chelsea Ave then turn left on Chelsea Ave to Trafalgar Road, turning right on Trafalgar Road to Knutsford Bouleverd then turn right on to Knutsford Boulevard down to Emancipation Park.
Once in Emancipation Park we will join the CHILD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY in their Candle Light Vigil which has been planned for this special Day.
Our march is not a public relations event nor is it intended to be a feel good event.It is also not a party political event.We will have no speeches. This is a serious attempt to bring attention to the situation we are in as a country and to have citizens take personal responsibility for doing something about it. We believe this is just a start and will symbolize the forging of a social partnership where people from all walks of life can come together and take a stand.
We are calling on individual private citizens to stop being crippled by fear and consider it our duty to do what he or she can to make Jamaica, once again a safe place to be.
Bring pictures of children and women who have been abducted and or killed to show on the march. We are not providing any tee shirts or other paraphernalia. If you can’t join us a t the start of the march join us along the way. Allow your staff to leave work early so they can join us. Get your friend and neighbors to join us and share this email with others so they can choose to join us.
We pray fervently for God’s Spirit to be with us and to guide our footsteps.