Community Organizing
Friday, 04 October 2013 20:40

Coalition of Urban Affairs

The Coalition on Urban Affairs is a collaborative effort of community residents and organizations dedicated to creating and advancing an urban agenda to re-establish our urban neighborhoods through advocacy and political action. There was a large response at our community meeting on September 18, 2013. See and hear Rashad's speech below. Visit our Facebook page to find the next Community...
Sunday, 10 October 2010 17:00

Emergency Town Hall Meeting - Jeron Grayson

Emergency Town Hall Meeting - Jeron Grayson
AN OPEN APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY October 20, 2010 CEA and the Peace Alliance Network of Greater Pittsburgh and Allegheny County would like to offer its sincere condolences to the Grayson family and the entire congregation of Wesley Center A.M.E. Zion Church, for the untimely loss of your son, Jeron Grayson. We would like to acknowledge and commemorate Jeron for the man he was becoming, what he had accomplished in giving back to his community, the dreams that he had for the future, and...
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:43

Violence Prevention

!--{loadposition hid-pos-1}-- Listed below you will find articles that express CEA's involvement and determination to address and diminish violence in not only their immediate community but in the Greater Pittsburgh Area and the Nation as well. "Residents Voice Concern About Police Misconduct, Racial Profiling" Trayvon...
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A Public Health Approach to Violence Reduction 2009
Get the Flyer T. Rashad Byrdsong, CEA president and CEO Community Empowerment Association, Inc. 400 North Lexington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208 March 23, 2009 Youth and young adult violence is currently among the biggest threats in Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. Pittsburgh’s murder rates in 2008 have surpassed previous 3 years' statistics. Among the victims 88.3% were African Americans. The homicide victims were primarily male (85%) and over...
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Public Health Approach to Violence Reduction 2011
Violence is Preventable

The Centers for Disease Control now defines violence as a public health concern. Violence is preventable, not inevitable. It is a predictable behavior in the unsafe environments where people live. Rooted in a complex set of underlying issues, violence is a learned behavior that can be unlearned or not learned in the first place. Forces of police vigilance and tougher sentencing will not control crime and sustain public safety, for brutal crime is a symptom of...
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