January 7, 2007 – Sound Cafe, New Orleans, LA. Silence is Violence. Neighborhood organizing meeting to discuss the rise in violent crime in the Bywater, Marigny, and New Orleans, in general.
The following was transcribed by Dan Harris, a resident of the Marigny… "Pastor Al Mims’ father was slain nineteen years ago. This senseless act inspired his ministry of outreach to counsel for violence prevention and love.
Here are a few quotes gathered from his remarks at the organizing meeting for a March Against Crime at the Sound Cafe, Sunday, January 7, 2007:"
– Concerning Helen Hill – young mother, wife, filmmaker, activist and beloved friend and neighbor – Pastor Mims said, "When she is buried, don’t let your feelings be buried with her….mind your p’s and q’s."
– "What color is pain, what color is love?"
– "We are all brothers…I’m your brother from the dark side."
– "This is the best place in the world…
[he jumped up to emphasize his conviction]
This is the place I want to live!"
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