Natasha Allen – Vice Chair-woman
Dawn Haynes – Treasurer
Karimah Williams – Ambassador of Information
Zayid Muhammad – Media and Information
Jahmil Reed – Sergeant at Arms
Karin Haynes – Recruiter
NEWARK ANTI-VIOLENCE COALITION
Concerned and outraged about the growing pandemic of violence plaguing Black and Brown neighborhoods, The NAVC became a broad coalition of Activists, Teachers, Principals, Lawyers, Revolutionary Members of the Blood and Crips, Social Workers, Progressives, Members of Churches and Masjids (Mosques), Community-based Organizations, Victims of Violence, Aunts, Uncles, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Fathers, and Concerned Citizens of the Community! July 20th 2009 made the call to begin a Social Justice Movement to help people who have been victimized.
To help resolve violence in the community, the following five demands were created and presented to City of Newark, NJ
- The dismissal of police director McCarthy, replacing him with a community policing minded director
- Declaring street violence a public health emergency and marshalling all the appropriate parties to bring the proper resources to address it
- A meaningful jobs program, including the proper enforcement of existing mandates requiring Newark residents to a certain percentage of work in this city
- Enforcement of the Amistad Bill in Newark schools, requiring the proper teaching of the Black and Latino history in the schools
- For street organizations or so called gangs to put their guns down & establish an effective treaty with the community’s legitimate support.