Far too many people in our community have died before their time. Far too many people are wasting their lives in prison. Lifelines to Healing is a movement to stop the killings without sending more people to jail.

Across the community, faith leaders, residents, schools, neighborhood organizations, social services, public agencies and law enforcement are uniting to build a culture of peace and healing in our community.

We are walking our neighborhoods with the Ceasefire night walks to carry this message:

We love you and we want you to be safe and free!

Help us stop the killings so we can work together to create opportunities for everyone.

This Friday’s Ceasefire night walk in East Oakland will take place from 6:30-9pm at Allen Temple Baptist Church, located at 8501 International Blvd.

For more information, call Damita at 510-639-1440.

There will also be a Lifelines night walk in West Oakland, starting at 6pm, at Center Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 940 Center St. For more information, call Barbara at 510-639-1444.