Safe Communities Initiative

Atmosphere is Festive as Group Addresses Community Violence during ‘Humanitarian Day’ Celebration

The atmosphere at Jesse Owens park was festive Saturday December 19, as the community came out to enjoy Humanitarian Day, where free toys, turkeys, medical screenings fun and games were offered up by organizers of the Safe Communities Initiative. Before the clouds blew in and the rain poured, people lined up in droves, empty handed, but left with an abundance of holiday goodies. Humanitarian Day is just one event the group has organized to address more than 40 homicides that took place in Los Angeles earlier this year. “This our community, this is our life,” said volunteer Saadiq Safir. “