Boston 10 Point launches 4th of July campaign against violence

As concern about violence rises, clergy group urges Fourth of July revelers to celebrate safely

10 pt. Safe 4th of July

10 pt. Safe 4th of July

By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff
June 28, 2011 12:53 PM

Ten Point Coalition
One side of the card that will be distributed to encourage safer partying this weekend.

With the shooting of a toddler in Dorchester again raising alarms about street violence, the Reverend Jeffrey Brown, executive director of the Ten Point Coalition, said the organization is about to launch its “Season of Peace” initiative this weekend and called on people to be safe during the July 4th weekend, when violence can spark.

The organization is planning on releasing “holiday party cards” that will give tips on how to have a safe cookout or party.

Brown said they are printing 10,000 to 15,000 of the cards and organization members will be passing them out Thursday around Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester, concentrating on Dudley, Codman, and Mattapan squares.


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