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