Detroit’s First Annual Peace and Love Day

 In Philanthropy, Press Releases

The Park West Foundation, founded in 2006 by Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie Scaglione, is co-sponsoring the First Annual Peace and Love Day, which is being held Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 1- 5 p.m. on the Marygrove College campus.

This empowering event dedicated to taking a stand against violence will offer community resources and entertainment and is free and open to the public.

Weusi Olusola. Image Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.

Weusi Olusola. Image Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.

Peace and Love Day is in honor of national youth and peace activist Weusi Olusola, who, at 16 years old was the innocent victim of gun violence, leaving him paralyzed. The event marks the one-year anniversary of his passing, at the age of 38, from liver cancer.

The event will feature inspiring stories from people who have been directly affected by violence, remarks by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, and a keynote address by Diane Weathers, Senior Vice President for Communications and Advancement at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Ms. Weathers was the former Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine and a program officer for the United Nations World Food Program.

In addition to the Park West Foundation’s “Blue Babies,” the event sponsors are: Marygrove College Student Government, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s Pioneers for Peace, Detroit City Council, Partnerships for Peace, City of Detroit Youth Commission on Peace & Justice, Tamarian Institute, Youth Violence Prevention Task Force, University of Central High School and the Focus Hope Safety Project.

For more information, please contact the Peace and Love Day Committee at (313) 254-3818.

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