Leslie Bell Harding stands beside Daryle Allums whose son Keith Harding (inset) was killed on April 9, 2013, while sitting on his front porch on 85th Avenue. Keith was known as a generous, caring young man with a heart of gold who would discuss anything from the Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group to Imhotep.
Adamika Village and other grass-roots organizations are hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m., to announce “strategic and consistent planning and implementation to stop the violence in Oakland.”
“It is imperative that the community get involved in changing Oakland’s climate of violence. We can no longer rely on anyone but ourselves to make this happen,” says Pastor Anthony Woods, Adamika CEO.
“This town hall is the beginning of regular monthly meetings to assure implementation occurs. Please don’t stay home and think somebody else is going to change Oakland. We need your help,” he said.
The meeting will be held at Youth Uprising at 8711 Macarthur Blvd. in East Oakland.
On the agenda will be a discussion ofAdamika Village’s” No Yellow Tape Day” rally at City Hall on Nov. 17 and support for efforts to find Pearl Pinson, Margarita Brown, Aniah Russell, Olivia Betancourt and Larissa Oliver, all young women still missing in the Bay Area.
The #stopkillingourkids” movement started in August 2016 with a “Mother’s Cry” rally at Arroyo Park, where mothers and fathers were provided a forum to express their grief and be heard.
Daryle Allums is the founder of Adamika.