HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTHEAST AND NORTH FOREST HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS UP WITH KRS-ONE TO STOP THE VIOLENCE
January 23, 2009 – Houston Community College Northeast sponsored Hip Hop great KRS-One’s Stop the Violence Movement which was hosted at North Forest High School (NFHS). On this past week of January 19, 2009, the Stop The Violence Movement entertained and enlightened students, faculty, and the general public with a unique brand of lectures and performances of which North Forest High School was enthused to participate in. The lecture took place on Friday afternoon, January 23, 2009, from 1 – 3 pm at the North Forest High School Auditorium. Admission was free for the full NFHS student body and their parents. It seated over 1200 students.
Kris Parker, better known as KRS-One is a non-violent crusader and helped launch the Stop the Violence Movement (STVM) nearly 20 years ago and it is a wonderful experiment in Education, Entertainment and the Fine Arts.
This legendary performer explores the causes and effects of violence and works to promote the development of positive conflict resolution methods and strategies designed to uplift our society instead of bringing it down. This series also focuses on the importance of visualizing goals and manifesting success despite certain difficulties and strives toward a future without violence being an option.
Other speakers consisted of Hakim Green, Executive Director of Stop The Violence Movement; Quanell X, Community Activist, Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Houston Community College Interim Vice Chancellor; and North Forest Superintendent Dr. Adrain Johnson.
North Forest High School is located at 10725 Mason Dr. in Houston, Texas.
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