In a city with a violent crime rate now in America’s top ten (Forbes Magazine), Milwaukeeans are all too familiar with gun violence. Teens and others in Milwaukee’s Concordia neighborhood, where a young man was shot and killed in broad daylight earlier this month, will gather with law enforcement to share concerns and advocate for an end to the shootings. Learn about local gang dynamics, how heroin is changing the drug trade, and how gun violence – and the silence around it – impacts young people.
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee teens will lead the community forum Silence the Gun: Violence Prevention Summit on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 from 9am to 1pm. Safe & Sound Neighborhoods is co-sponsoring the event.
CONTACT: For more information, call Neighborhood House Teen Program Supervisor James Austin at 414.933.6161 Ext.137, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: SATURDAY FEB. 22nd, 2014 9am -1pm
WHERE: Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, 2819 W. Richardson Pl.
(one block south of W. State St. and N. 27th)
COST: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
HIGHLIGHTS: Guest Speaker Police Officer Hue Kong of District 3; also free continental breakfast, give-aways, prizes, & live performances by Neighborhood House teens reflecting on the impact of gun violence in their lives.