Sunday, October 6, 2013


The Funeral to Bury Violence in Newark

procession: 11:00 am: service: 1:00pm

A coalition of community-based organizations and funeral homes brought together by 211 Community Impact, is organizing "The Funeral to Bury Violence in Newark.” The purpose of this event is to magnify the impact that the senseless violence and killing surging through our city has on every resident and to organize a collective stand in support of community healing and renewal.

“The Funeral” will be held on October 27, 2013 and include five funeral processions, one leaving from each ward that will come together at central location for the “The Funeral” service. Processions will travel a predetermined route, be led by a team of event organizers and funeral directors, and travel with police escorts.

Each procession will start from a location of significance in each ward (church, mosque, etc.) at 11:00am. Participants are asked to arrive at each location 10:00 to start lining up for the procession. Processions will begin promptly at 11:00am and arrive at “The Funeral” location at 12:00 to view caskets and be seated. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 and end at 4:30. The program for the “The Funeral” service will consist of youth speakers, remarks from the event organizers, impact statement from victims’ families, and tributes from local choirs and singers. Youth organizers from the participating CBOs and Newark public high schools will play a major role in organizing and planning the program for the “The Funeral.”

Members of the coalition include 211 Community Impact, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, FP YouthOutcry, 24 Hours of Peace LLC,, Stop Shootin Music, InfPower Music Group and West Ward Economic Development Corporation. Participating funeral homes are Perry Funeral Home, Woody Home for Services, Chapels of Edan Funeral Home, J. E.Churman Funeral Home, Cotton Funeral Services, and Cushnie-Houston Funeral Home.

Organizations interested in participating should send an email to

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