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
- Sat, Oct 09High View Gardens Residents OnlyThe program is designed to assist residents of Hi View Gardens to acquire support in response to the ongoing housing issues in the development.
- Multiple DatesMon, Nov 01NOVEMBER | Multiple Locations: Mon ValleyThe 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.
- Time is TBDLocation is TBDTAMV is hosting a virtual focus group for McKeesport residents. As many of you know McKeesport/ Mon Valley took a huge hit when the paper (Daily News) shut down a few years ago. While we do have some local publications this has effected how community information is communicated etc.
- 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.