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December 12, 2011

 

4th Annual Victims & Survivors Sleep Out For Peace

 

Over 65 Organizations and Individuals Join Effort to Raise Awareness for Victims and Survivors of Violence

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, over 65 supporters came out for the 4th Annual Victims and Survivors Sleep Out for Peace in Washington, D.C. this past Friday night.

Group Photo Sleep Out

Supporters join Sleep Out for Peace

Photo by: Michael Adedokun

According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes. Men are the victims of about 2.9 million intimate partner related physical assaults.

 

Additionally, about 10% of students nationwide report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past 12 months (CDC, 2010).

 

"We have to work overtime to end domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, bullying, youth and gang violence in our community." said William Kellibrew, president of The William Kellibrew Foundation (WKF). "Thanks to the individuals and organizations that supported the Sleep Out we increased awareness and honored victims and survivors." 

 

Over 65 supporters for The WKF 4th Annual Victims and Survivors Sleep Out for Peace came out this past Friday night at the John Wilson District Building in Washington, D.C. (Location of Mayor and City Council offices). 

 

Dennis Henigan

William Kellibrew talks to president & CEO Dennis Henigan with the Brady Campaign

Photo by: Michael Adedokun

Supporters included president & CEO of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Dennis Henigan; president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's Roundtable, Melanie L. Campbell; founder and CEO of ROOT Inc., Kenny Barnes, Sr.; founder and president of Dreamswork, Daniel Bradley, founder & president of the Torch of Hope and WKF advisory board member, Christine Jackson; founder & principal of Dash Marketing and former contestant for Miss Maryland USA, Jeanette Hordge; founder of Give'em A Chance, Kimberly Powell (who travelled from Detroit); members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.'s Beta chapter; members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.'s Alpha and Alpha Sigma chapters; members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.'s Alpha chapter; WKF staff, advisory board, partners and others.

 

Occupy DC

WKF Executive Dir. & CEO Brandon Wallace speaks at Occupy D.C.

Photo by: Michael Adedokun

The WKF would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their contributions: D.C. Central Kitchen; Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Dreamswork; Torch of Hope; The Glory Project; National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Black Women's Roundtable; Dogon Village; Professor and D.C. historian, Clarence Davis; and Occupy D.C.
 

 

Alphas and Sigmas

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma join Sleep Out for Peace

 

 

Omegas at sleep out

Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc's Alpha Chapter join Sleep Out for Peace

Photo by: Michael Adedokun

 

 

 

 

kenny barnes at sleep out

William Kellibrew, Kenny Barnes Sr. and Brandon Wallace

Photo by: Michael Adedokun

 

 

 

Thanks to the WKF donors, we are able to help restore the lives of victims and survivors of violence. Show your support today!