"Stop It!" ending violence movement continues tonight with third of four community dialogues
Caroline MacGregor February 27, 2013 | WGVU
community dialogue will take place at the Inner City Christian Federation
(ICCF) on Cherry Street. The conversation will focus on economic opportunities
for young people and how the lack of them contributes to
"Stop It!" is a movement dedicated
to ending violence in the city by looking at numerous contributing factors including
the criminal justice system, education, the breakdown of the family unit, lack
of jobs and problems in the mental health care system. Monday’s dialogue looked
at how post-traumatic stress and aggression from violence impacts families.
Tuesday’s talk centered on criminal justice.
Following tonight’s discussion on
economic opportunities on Thursday, organizers will look at how education
impacts crime and violence.
tonight’s community dialogue hosted by The Grand Rapids Urban League and
Network 180 is taking place at Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) on Cherry
Street from 5:30-7pm.
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