One of the toughest and most loyal players in NBA history, Charles Oakley comes to Mount Vernon, NY, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, for Community Together, a free series of conversations with industry leaders and change agents committed to Westchester County’s efforts to stop gun violence.
Friendship Worship Center will host the in-person event that will also be live-streamed.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Oakley will have an intimate conversation with community members and share excerpts from his newly released memoir, “The Last Enforcer,” which tells of his life experiences from on and off the court. In-person attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Oakley’s book.
Oakley played in the NBA from 1985 to 2004 with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and the Houston Rockets. He ranks as one of the best rebounders in the NBA.
Community Together is a collective effort by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, and Friendship Worship Center to reduce the violence surge in the communities by educating and encouraging youth to make positive choices. The goal is to promote healthy emotional expression and conflict resolution. In February, CNN political correspondent and civil rights attorney Bakari Sellers kicked off the series with “Youth Together with Bakari Sellers: Time for Real Talk.”
Friendship Worship Church is located at 261 E Lincoln Ave, Mount Vernon, NY. Community Together with Charles Oakley is free; however, registration is required.