June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Many of our members know first hand how gun violence can change your life forever in a heartbeat. They don’t have to read the newspapers or watch TV to know that gun violence is becoming epidemic in our schools and on our streets. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center,violence is the 3rd leading cause of spinal cord injury and more than 13% of those injuries are caused by gun shot wounds. This summer NYCSCIA has partnered with Namel “Tapwaterz”Norris and Ricardo “Rickfire” Velasquez of the Hip Hop group 4 Wheel City to try and do something about this by launching a new initiative to reach out to school kids through music called The Welcome to Reality Tour featuring a video NYCSCIA was proud to sponsor.
For more information and to book Welcome to Reality for your school see: Welcome to Reality.