One Year Later, Harlem Community Remembers Cheyenne Baez

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A memorial event in honor of a 17-year-old bystander hopes to prevent future gun violence in Harlem.

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) will host a memorial gathering in remembrance of Cheyenne “Canela” Baez, who was shot and killed in East Harlem one year ago. The event, organized by Unity for Community and Save Our Youth, will provide community members with a chance to reflect on the life Cheyenne Baez as well as make young people in the neighborhood aware of impact of gun violence.

Who: Cheyenne Baez, a teenaged victim of gun violence, is remembered.

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Where: Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center, 14-32 West 118th Street (Between 5th and Lenox Avenues,) New York, NY 10026

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at 212-949-4938/917-204-8214 email anthonyr@childrensaidsociety.org or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.