Community activists to talk ending violence, tears
BATON ROUGE - Community activists from Baton Rouge will gather Friday with a specific message: start the dialogue, stop the violence and stop the tears.
Arthur 'Silky Slim' Reed joined us on 2une In to talk about "A Mother's Cry".
"The cry of every mother is definitely the same," Reed told News 2's John Pastorek. "They'll never be able to get past losing that child."
He believes providing a proper education on life is key in stopping the violence.
"So many people in the world today are caught up trying to be like everybody else," he says. "The message we're sending...is you need to detach yourself from the world around you and get yourself educated."
The event will also focus on grieving mothers and getting them the counseling they need following the death of a child. It will feature some of the most vocal leaders in the country on issues like the new civil rights era, police brutality and bringing an end to urban violence.
You can attend "A Mother's Cry" Friday beginning at 7 p.m. At BREC's Independence Park. Watch our interview with Silky Slim for more information.