Victims and Survivors Annual Sleep-out for Peace
William Kellibrew organized sleep-outs in Washington, DC; Sunderland, England; and Edinburgh, Scotland to battle domestic violence. With the support of partners and friends this event has become an annual event for the foundation and consists of individuals sleeping outside in the cold of December working to bring awareness to domestic violence and the plight of those displaced because of it.
Youth and Violence Symposium
This presentation, conversation and open discussion with youth from across the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas addressing: violence, its impact, tools for recovery and prevention. This event built on a previous partnership with Shiloh Baptist Church and The WKF to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The symposium held on June 29, 2011 and was a tremendous success with over 150 attendees and over 30 different community organizations and partners (Brady Center, UHCMS, Shiloh Baptist, MPD, US Attorney for DC etc).
DC Youth Inaugural Ball 2009
This ball was designed to provide DC youth the opportunity to celebrate the election and inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. This fully catered and completely free event drew nearly 600 middle and high school students. The event was held on January 19, 2009 and was free of altercations before, during and after the festivities.
MLK Gun Violence Prevention Forum 2010
On January 15, 2010, this open discussion was conducted by William Kellibrew as he shared his story via the Oprah Winfrey broadcast and later held a question and answer period. Approximately 50 people attended and participated in the forum providing enlightening responses and suggestions as to how to stop the gun violence that is crippling society.
Detroit Youth Initiatives: Project Capital Hill Day
The Neighborhood Services Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project is a Detroit based youth organization formed in 1999 by youth fed up with the inner-city violence, which plagued their city. The Kellibrew Foundation in partnership with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence worked to provide the student delegation the opportunity to address gun-violence as a health issue with policy makers. WKF and Brady worked to facilitate a meeting for the students with the Children’s Defense Fund and representatives of policy makers from both the US House and Senate.