Many of the ways in which society functions day to day has changed drastically.
However, some of the most detrimental elements of society have not changed at all, one being violence.
With that in mind, the Local Organizing Committees (LOC) of Greenville and Jackson will host a virtual Kwanzaa Town Hall Meeting set to begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
A New Paradigm Shift and Recommendation for Black Violence: Its Causes and Solutions is the overall discussion topic and will feature Brother Demetrius Muhammad of the NOI Research Team.
Brother Kareem Muhammad will moderate the discussion among featured panelists Mayor Errick Simmons, Chief Delando Wilson, Attorney Rukia Lumumba and publisher Tarsha Parker.
“We have convened a vast group of different thinkers and leaders from around the country to be a part of this town hall meeting,” Brother Kareem Muhammad said. “The objective is to have an open dialogue around issues of violence and speak to the different steps in identifying the causation of it.”
He highlighted the various killings and incidents of gun violence that have taken place throughout this year and during the holidays around the state and the Mississippi Delta.
Muhammad said, “The LOC has decided to put together a town hall meeting as a way to communicate to the people, as it has done yearly, to address those issues with black on black violence, the causes and solutions.”
He added that the LOC’s immediate goal is going forward into 2021 as a community and continuing to forge ahead to try to address the issues affecting communities regardless of the current circumstances.
The town hall meeting has been deemed as an opportunity that will be impactful and historical as it pertains to the LOC’s initiative — “Solving our own situation, serving the whole self and securing our streets.”
The Zoom Meeting ID for the town hall is 502 034 4610 and the passcode is 316802.
For more information, Brother Kareem Muhammad can be contacted at 662-577-1258.