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Oct
12

What Would It Take? To Roll Back Gun Violence in Chicago? A Youth Inspired Community Conversation.

Date/Time
Thursday, October 12 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location
The Renaissance Collaborative 3757 S Wabash Ave. 60653 Chicago , IL

A lot of the burden of Chicago’s ongoing gun violence falls on its young people.

What would it take to do something about that, to roll back the violence?

Chicago’s young people have a lot of ideas about that.

Join WBEZ as we reflect on the violence that the city is experiencing, but also recognize, encourage and support those who strive to make a change in our community. We will hear a variety of young Chicagoans tell their stories, share their work, and challenge the city toward change. We will be inspired by local voices and artists who remind us that Chicago is filled with more hope than violence.

Come ready to share your own answers to “What would it take?”

The evening will act as a catalyst for ideas and connection, culminating in more conversation over food and music.

In the midst of the historic violence in Chicago, WBEZ initiated “Every Other Hour” a series that explores the question, “Who picks up a gun in and why?” WBEZ dug deep into stories of those affected by the problem of gun violence – from victims, to shooters, to law enforcement – and reported conversations designed to break through entrenched assumptions and expose the complex web of the causes and the effects of guns.

Before attending this event, we strongly encourage you to listen and/or read as many of the “Every Other Hour” stories as possible. http://interactive.wbez.org/everyotherhour/  

Doors Open: 6:00 PM**
Program: 6:30 – 7:30PM
Reception Fostering Community Conversation: 7:30-8:30 PM

** This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP. Please note your RSVP does NOT guarantee admission. We anticipate a large crowd and strongly recommend that you arrive early to claim your seat.

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