Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-10-24 23:57:51 –
Lexington, Kentucky (LEX 18) —In a tweet on Sunday morning, One Lexington director Devine Carama asked a black man in Lexington to help announce a public service.
“I’m challenging 100 BLACKMEN to unite against gun violence for video PSA!” I read the tweet.
Karama is part of LEX18 and PSA is part of One Lexington’s mission, which, according to the city government, works to coordinate, harness and mobilize city government and community resources to improve safety and quality of life. He said it was a violence program. In a neighborhood experiencing violent crime.
“There isn’t much space. [kids] Despite the large number of positive black brothers in the community, we can see black men gathering positively, “Kalama told LEX18 on Sunday.
Dozens of people (Kalama estimated to be close to 100) listened to his call and appeared outside the Lyric Theater on Sunday afternoon.
“When we see so many brothers coming out, we can see the urgency of the community,” Karama said.
Speaking in front of the crowd, Karama quoted statistics showing a disproportionately high proportion of black men involved in gun violence on both sides of the trigger.
“I just wanted to create a space where they could get together to create that image and let these kids know that you could be grouped with your brothers and people like you.” Karama told LEX18. It’s really positive. “
Dozens of young and older men were behind him, and Karama instructed the group to chant phrases that reflected his message.
“I need a village!” They shouted.