The I AM PEACE 2 Documentary chronicles the rise of Brooklyn’s newest youth basketball movement, aimed directly at ending gun violence in the community of Crown Heights. “This film highlights the key weapons that we can use to fight violence: healthy competition, love, and community,” says director yxxrs trxlyy.
BlackMarketWares is a lifestyle brand and community organization working to expose youth to new horizons through arts, sports, and entrepreneurship. The I AM PEACE Tournament was founded in the summer of 2014 after a handful of shootings at Jackie Robinson Playground. The constant threat of violence forced the BlackMarketWares team to act, and a positive response emerged from the trauma.
To create a year-round impact for youth involved with the I AM PEACE Tournament, we have founded TEAM BLACK MARKET, an AAU basketball program designed to perform as a college pipeline for our student-athletes.
2016 is a big year for BlackMarketWares, as we launch our inaugural AAU season in the spring and continue our annual tournament tradition with 3PEACE. This year’s I AM PEACE tournament takes place on August 13, 2016, once again at the famed Jackie Robinson Playground.
Ready to contribute? Visit BlackMarketWares.com to donate and learn more about our programs.