Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Video from Man Up! Inc.

Please enjoy an excellent video that explores the choices and consequences of gun violence by our partner program Man Up! Inc.

For more information on Man Up! Inc. click here

Response to Violence: Today, September 8th, at 6:00 PM at the Corner of Franklin and Park

S.O.S is teaming up with the Crow Hill Community Association, Council Member Letitia James, the 77th Precinct Community Council,  and local elected officials to respond to the violence that occured throughout Crown Heights over Labor Day Weekend. The event will take place at Franklin Avenue and Park Place, where two people were shot and killed in a shooting on Monday evening. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Violence over Labor Day Weekend

“Please have a SAFE Labor Day weekend. Too many times we hear of negative and traumatic incidences over this weekend in Brooklyn. We've already had unacceptable violence occur in Brownsville earlier this week. We ask that you all understand that the safety of our community, particularly our youngest people, is so important to our future. This Labor Day weekend let's put the "NEIGHBOR" back into NEIGHBOR-HOOD.”

We posted this on FaceBook Friday afternoon before the Labor Day weekend fully began; therefore, it hurts that there were a record 48 shooting incidents in NYC over the weekend. In fact, there were 24 shootings in 24 HOURS! It doesn’t make sense. Rather than write a long reaction to what we all know is reprehensible violence, I prefer to ask a few questions. Answer them… react to them in whatever way you deem possible.
What were the lives of the shooting victims like?

What were and are the lives of the shooters like?
What are the name of the children that witnessed these shootings and murders?
Who or what is to blame for the violence?
What can I do to remain safe?
What can I do to bring the NEIGHBOR back into neighbor-HOOD?


Read more about the Violence over the Labor Day weekend at:

Check back with us for the S.O.S. and YO S.O.S. community repsonses to the recent events. We hope you will join us...with your reactions to the aforementioned questions.

Now Accepting Applications!

We are now accepting applications for our 2011-2012 group.

If you are 14-17 years old and are interested in becoming a youth organizer around issues of violence in your community YO S.O.S. is for you! Click here to download the application! 

Check out our photos and our facebook page to see some of the great work we did last year. 

We have tons of new trips planned for this year.  Fill out an application today!