Press Conference, Can Jay-Z, Kanye West Song and Tour Help Stop The Violence, Tuesday, November 29 at United Center

> Can Jay Z and Kanye West Help Stop Youth Violence?
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> Reverend Gregory Seal Livingston, Congressman Jackson Jr., Wallace 'Gator' Bradley - and others Implore Chicago to Support Non-Violent Movement Tomorrow
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> Activists against teen violence are gathering tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th at 11am at the Michael Jordan statue at the United Center to take a stand again youth violence. As part of this movement, Reverend Livingston and others are asking for companies like Clear Channel Radio to support and participate in the 40 days and 40 nights vigil. As part of this movement non-violent activists ask radio stations to play Kanye West and Jay Z’s ‘Murder to Excellence’ song at least three times throughout the day. This movement starts on Wednesday, November 30th; the same day that Jay Z and Kanye West play their first concert at the United Center in Chicago .
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> This song describes the perils of growing up in disproportionate communities and how the problems within some of these communities can create the space for destructive lifestyles. Both artists have lived in impoverished communities and speak firsthand about their rise from a life of dereliction to fame, fortune and influence. The ultimate message is that anyone can transform their life and community by becoming productive individuals.
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> A coalition of interfaith religious leaders, activists, and parents will speak out tomorrow about the importance of this movement. Some of the speakers include: Reverend Gregory Seal Livingston of Mission of Faith Baptist Church and InterFaith Illinois, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Phyllis Duncan of MOMS (Mothers Of Murdered Sons), Jim Allen of Tha Movement and Wallace “Gator” Bradley a former gang-enforcer of the Gangster Disciples.
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> What: Stop The Killings Press Conference
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> A 40 Days and 40 Nights non-violent movement
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> When: Tuesday, November 29th at 11 AM
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> Where: United Center ( 1901 West Madison Street )
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> Next to the Michael Jordan statue
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> Why: Chance to speak with community leaders about an initiative to end youth violence in Chicago . Some of the speakers include:
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> - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
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> - Reverend Gregory Seal Livingston
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> - Wallace “Gator” Bradley
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> - Phyllis Duncan
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> For Media Inquiries Contact: Ashley Gonias
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> Agonias@empowerpr.com
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> 312.854.8817
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> Ashley Gonias
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> Empower Public Relations
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> 625 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 2500
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> Chicago, IL 60611
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> O: 312. 854.8817
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> agonias@empowerpr.com
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> www.empowerpr.com
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