unapologetically

advocating against

ALL

community violence

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. 

Our Co-Founder & Executive Director does more intense consulting. If interested complete our online form and a representative will be in touch. You can also email us at takeactionmonvalley@gmail.com

unapologetically

advocating

against all

COMMUNITY VIOLENCE

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ABOUT US

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.

MISSION

Combat ALL Forms of Community Violence Through Activism and Organizing

TAMV EVENTS

  • Apr 16, 7:00 AM – May 16, 11:00 AM
    Multiple Locations: Mon Valley
    City of Duquesne moved forward with issuing shut off notices during a pandemic. TAMV responded by assisting eight families with paying water bills (over $2,000). We have re-opened the program to help more families. The program will run until we have helped 10 more families, or until May 31, 2021.
  • May 06, 10:05 AM – May 31, 11:45 PM
    Multiple Locations: Mon Valley
    The program is designed to assist people in the Mon Valley with getting to doctors appointments, grocery stores and food/supply drives (related to the coronavirus). Residents in other areas of Allegheny County can apply but, special consideration is given to people who live in the Mon Valley.

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defining

community

violence

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  lends 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. 

HOW WE TAKE ACTION

COMPLAINTS

Our Director takes complaints, throughout Allegheny County with a clear focus on the Mon Valley, to generate solutions to community violence.  Any person/group etc. can make a complaint.   

LOCAL CHAPTERS 

The chapters are comprised of residents who live in the Mon Valley and organize around issues that directly affect them. In addition, they support TAMV campaigns, programs and initiatives. All chapters receive training. 

 

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Supporters are people that don’t belong to a chapter but, support the TAMV mission through advocacy, program participation, donations and helping out at events etc. You don’t have to live in the Mon Valley to be a supporter. 

 

TAMV Consulting & COMMUNITY

ACCOUNTABILITY MEETINGS 

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. 

Our Co-Founder & Executive Director does more intense consulting. If interested complete our online form and a representative will be in touch. You can also email us at takeactionmonvalley@gmail.com

 

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TAMV PROGRAMS

REGIONAL YOUTH CHAPTER

CHAPTERS 

INITATIVES

Community Accountability Meetings 

 Training

Consulting

SUPPORTED INITIATIVES

NEIGHBORHOOD  &

POLICE

Violence

LGTBQIA+ Rights 

Criminal Justice Reform

Murder of Black Trans Women

NO TO SCHOOL POLICE 

TRANSPORTATION RIGHTS

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