Effective January 1, 2022, Take Action Mon Valley (TAMV) will be rebranding and re-structuring our programming (this includes the transportation assistance program). Transportation assistance is not available at this time. Please check back in March 2021 for any updates to our programming.
TAMV offers community consulting, workshops/training, and community accountability meetings to community partners, leaders, organizations, and individuals. Focus is around all forms of community violence such as structural/systematic racism and neighborhood violence/conflict resolution.
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Our overall purpose is to equip communities with the necessary knowledge to leverage local grassroots community organizing, to gain power & influence over decisions that directly affect the community, thus creating sustainable change and increasing the conscious level of residents.
Combat ALL Forms of Community Violence Through Activism and Organizing
- Mon, Jan 10OnlineTAMV recognizes the effect that trauma has on the work we do as well as the people we serve. Therefore, we are doing wellness groups for people who experience social justice issues and routinely detail with racial injustice. Open to those directly effected as well as family members and friends.
- Time is TBDTAMV will provide application detailsThe Common Black College Application allows students to submit a single application to all of our Participating Member Institutions for $20, interact with school counselors, learn about HBCUs, and more to further your college preparation experience.
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Systematic violence effects how people develop in communities and often effects them from reaching their full potential (John Galtung).
TAMV views community violence as a range of events including acts committed by neighborhood gangs; organized crime; systems; police and terrorist attacks. All inhumane acts; sexual violence; bullying; shootings in public areas; homicides and robberies etc.
Systematic structural violence is both visible and invisible. More specifically, there are institutional practices & procedures that adversely affect the mental, cultural and economic structure of a community. TAMV understands that these lend to the social conditions that cause neighborhood community violence (Johan Galtung).
Examples are withholding resources from a community, mishandling funds, and blaming the community for lack of funding to solve the homicides, etc.