Join hundreds of Southern California’s most influential businesses, corporations, sports and entertainment companies, elected officials, community leaders, law enforcement leaders and high school/college students as Stop the Violence Increase the Peace Foundation hosts their Pioneer Peacemaker Legacy Awards. Now in its 25th year, the event will be held at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, California.
This year we will be honoring Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson Jr., Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper CEO, Danny Bakewell, the late Bo Daren Taylor of Unity One, Ronald Chatman of GRYD, Dr. Cynthia Mendenhall (sistah Soulja), Karen Slade, VP/General Manager of KJLH, and Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides and wife Lt. Emada Tingirides from the Los Angeles Police Department. We will also be recognizing a group of peacemakers who have helped create a peace agenda for Southern California.
In 1992, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, more than 1,400 homicides were committed in Los Angeles County. The vast majority of those killed were African American males between the ages of 14 – 24. In an unprecedented response, the community came together. KJLH radio station, the California Wellness Foundation, city leaders like councilman Herb Wesson, Danny Bakewell, ex-gang member Bo Darren Taylor, Ronald Chatman, and Watts activist Cynthia Mendenhall, the Los Angeles Police Department, in addition to many others, helped bring together thousands of community developers here in Los Angeles and across the state.
Today, according to the Los Angeles Times, the Greater Los Angeles area is experiencing some of its lowest homicide rates in the past 50 years and we must thank our community leaders and city councils for this progression.
The Pioneer Peacemaker Legacy Awards will make sure the efforts of an entire community are recognized and memorialized for future generations.
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