2010-04-02 / Community

Dinkins, Brown, PS 43: ‘Say No To Violence Week’

By Miriam Rosenberg

Former Mayor David Dinkins was welcomed to PS 43 by 10-year-old Leslie Martinez. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. Former Mayor David Dinkins was welcomed to PS 43 by 10-year-old Leslie Martinez. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. Through skits, music and dance the students of PS 43 celebrated ‘Say No to Violence Week’ on March 24 as they played host to former Mayor David Dinkins, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and members of the Queens DA’s office.

“Violence is the answer to nothing.” Dinkins said to the students. “Treat people the way you wish to be treated.”

Some of the other area schools that held events were PS 42 and PS 106. PS 43 is one of the schools that takes part in Star Track, the DA’s Queens School Anti-Violence Program, in the 101 and 100 Precincts. The curriculum deals with gun violence, drug and gang awareness education, and focuses on self esteem, peer mediation, and conflict resolution.
Students, members of the DA’s office and the Department of Education, as well as visiting attorneys from the attorney general’s office in Bhutan join DA Brown and Mayor Dinkins for a photo. Students, members of the DA’s office and the Department of Education, as well as visiting attorneys from the attorney general’s office in Bhutan join DA Brown and Mayor Dinkins for a photo.
The school’s band opens the program. Students also performed skits about bullying and conflict resolution and read winning essays written for ‘Say No To Violence Week.’ The school’s band opens the program. Students also performed skits about bullying and conflict resolution and read winning essays written for ‘Say No To Violence Week.’
The PS 43 Dance Club closed the show. The PS 43 Dance Club closed the show.

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