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Live In Peace March

Saturday, May 22, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Type:
Tiffani Johnson
Location Details:
KIPP Bayview Academy
1060 Key Ave.
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010—Rallying. Demonstrating. Marching. Call it what you will, but there is no denying the power of people peacefully coming together to make their voices heard. KIPP Bayview Academy (KBA) students and local community members have united to promote peaceful resolutions to social issues, culminating in the second annual “Live in Peace March” though the Bayview.
The march will be conducted on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, and followed by a scholarship ceremony from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Persons interested in participating in the “Live in Peace March” (L.I.P.) should call 415) 467-2522.
KIPP Bayview Academy hosts the event along with:
• Literacy for Environmental Justice (Bayview)
• Rapha House (Bayview)
• For Youth By Youth (East Palo Alto)
• Representatives from Richmond High School (Richmond).
“The march is part of a greater movement which takes on the urgency of Malcolm X's vision and combines it with the love of Gandhi and King. Even Che Guevara acknowledged that the revolution must be guided by love. L.I.P. epitomizes how powerful a community dedicated to peace can be.” said Tiffani Johnson, Director of Student Life of KIPP Bayview Academy. “Our students cannot be successful within the classroom and go on to lead healthy and productive lives when their realities are engulfed in violence and injustice.”
8th grader Ja’Raya Martin, member of KBA’s student leader organization We Reflect the Future remarks, “The march helps our community because people see that youth are doing something positive. They hear our message and see our signs and understand that we are trying to make changes. Last year, people came out on the streets to thank us and encourage us!”
The L.I.P. March harnesses the power of the students and the community taking a public stance against issues plaguing southeastern San Francisco, and serves to ignite social change from within the neighborhoods themselves.
About KIPP Bayview Academy
KIPP Bayview Academy is a charter middle school serving 240 5-8th graders in southeastern San Francisco, and is one of seven KIPP schools in the Bay Area. There are currently 82 KIPP schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 21,000 students. For more information, please visit
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