"Fighting Crime and Seeking Justice in the City of Brotherly Love"
An Evening with Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross
Philadelphia Police Department's Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross to Visit Hawk Hill!
Novemebr 13, 2012, 7PM - Doyle Banquet Hall, North
Click HERE for more information.
2012 Spring Events
April 13 - 25, 2012: "BULLY" Film Screening
For Invited Philadelphia Schools & Guests
Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence hosts several city schools to participate in a teachable time in the lives of our young people concerning our bullying crisis.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012: Take Back the Night Vigil
6:00 p.m. - Chapel of Saint Joseph
12th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event aimed at raising awareness of sexual and physical violence against women and encouraging victims to speak out. The event was organized and hosted by SJU's REPP (Rape Education and Prevention Program) group.
Saturday, April 21, 2012: The Philadelphia Youth Solutions Summit
10:00 a.m. - James McGuire Campus
This year the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host over 100 youth from various schools and youth groups in Philadelphia communities. The summit will serve as a mini-leadership conference to engage youth in the continuation of the anti-violence movement in Philadelphia they began last year. The summit will include several workshops, tools to be proactive citizens, as well as increasing their impact in Philadelphia through the Philadelphia Youth Solutions Project.
Thursday, April 26, 2012: Philadelphia Homicide Vigil
7:00 p.m. - Chapel of Saint Joseph
6th Annual Philadelphia Homicide Vigil: In 2011, Philadelphia homicides reached 324. Please join us as we remember the victims of this tragic reality.
Thank you to everyone who made the Center's Violence Awareness Week 2011 a great success!
Below describes some of the very successful events that took place:
Sunday, April 10th: Legs Against Arms Race
Physicians for Social Responsibility presented the 5th annual 5K run/walk at Saint Joseph's University. Each year the event gathers groups and individuals committed to building a safer, healthier Philadelphia by opposing illegal handguns in city communities. The race was at 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia PA, 19131
Tuesday, April 12th: Take Back the Night Vigil at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Joseph
11th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event aimed at raising awareness of sexual and physical violence against women and encouraging victims to speak out. The event was organized and hosted by SJU's REPP (Rape Education and Prevention Program) group.
Wednesday, April 13th: The Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence's fifth annual symposum on violence; this year entitled: Illegal Nation: An Immigrant Threat- True or False?
This year's panel discussed the realities of crime and immigration, and the potential dangers of Arizona-style immigration policies.
Thursday, April 14th: "I Know It's Wrong But So What?"
The Faith-Justice Institute presented the inaugural Sister Francis Joseph R.A. Outreach Lecture Series. Dr. Joan Goodman, Professor from University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education examined society's responsibility in shaping youth's moral values.
Saturday, April 16th: The Philadelphia Youth Solutions Summit
For youth from various schools and youth groups in Philadelphia communities. The summit served as a mini-leadership conference to engage youth in the start of an anti-violence movement in Philadelphia. The summit included several workshops, a letter writing campaign to the Mayor and Police Commissioner, as well as an introduction to the Philadelphia Youth Solutions Project.