Published : Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1:28 AM
A new group called the Neighborhood Survants founded by a Pasadena Police Park Safety Specialist has announced its first big community event, a Peace Ride set for October 27.
The group was founded by Michelle White –who was named the Police Department’s “Officer of the Year” even though, strictly speaking, she is not a sworn officer.
White said on the Neighborhood Survants’ website their purpose is empower local young people and community leaders by giving them the tools necessary to become the difference-makers of tomorrow.
The goal of the Peace Ride and Rally is to reduce negativity and violence within the community and replace it with positivity, peace, and unity.
“Without the support of our local government, churches, law enforcement, business owners and community members this event will not reach its potential,” the Neighborhood Survants website said. “We need your help to unify our community and we hope you’ll join us as we strive to bring peace and positivity to Pasadena.”
The event will be held in conjunction with United In Peace Foundation.
Over the last seven years, United In Peace said it has produced over 70 Peace Rides, and that in the process it has worked with 206 allied gangs and clubs, in 33 different neighborhoods. They said their campaign has helped to settle 243 gang disputes.
For more information about Neighborhood Survants and the Peace Ride and Rally in Pasadena, please visit NeighborhoodSurvants.com. To speak with someone directly please contact us at NeighborhoodSurvants@gmail.com