New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force "Stop the Violence Rally"

Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 9:00pm to Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 1:00am
Labors Union Hall
400 Soniat St
New Orleans, LA
9/2/2011 Update: This event has been postponed until further notice; it will be rescheduled.
Musicians will include Hot 8 Brass Band, Stooges Brass Band, Free Agents Brass Band, To Be Continued Brass Band, and DJ Captain Charles.
The New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force is a collective of clubs that adhere to the traditions of local African-American benevolent societies, with roots dating to the 19th century. As the Task Force, it advocates for the protection and perpetuation of these traditions within the context of a contemporary New Orleans.
Member clubs and the Task Force endeavor to strike a balance between the celebration of our culture, through annual second-line parades, and engagement in the social challenges facing our city today. They sponsor youth programs, community resource events, and targeted projects to assist our community members in need. In addition, the Task Force partners with local campaign for peace SilenceIsViolence to counter the culture of violence that grips our city. This year’s theme, Parading for Peace, is an outgrowth of that partnership.
Watch for more Task Force events throughout the year designed to engage the community in making our city safer.

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