Silence Empower Violence...Take A STAND! - The Catalyst Effect

September 15th - 21st

Due to the lack of unreported and unsolved violent crimes in cities across the state of Virginia, the House of Delegates and the Senate (2019 General Assembly) designated the 3rd full week of September and each succeeding year as Silence Empowers Violence… Break the Code Awareness -to- Action Week in Virginia.


September 20th - 21st


Participate With Us!

Youth from across the city, state, and eventually nation will gather in Newport News, Virginia to participate in this monumental annual violence prevention EXPO. S.E.V. EXPO

Purpose and Objectives:

-To introduce participants to the Silence Empowers Violence… Break the Code message, mission, & movement.

-To educate participants about the effects of not speaking up or taking action when they witness or experience violence.

-To empower participants to take action when they witness or experience violence.

-To engage participants in healthy violence prevention, intervention, postvention creative arts, STEM, and sports-related competitions.

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