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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Events to Talk About Violence in our City

The Atlantic Street Center is hosting a Teens Against Guns Youth Summit @ New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue South tomorrow, Thursday June 7th, from 5-7 p.m.  It is for youth and organizations to come together and plan a positive way to show the community teens are against gun violence.

The Summit will be focused on:
  • being informed (sharing information about the recent incidents
  • staying safe (giving info to teens on how to be safe around guns)
  • taking action (having teens organize a plan to go out into the community to support an anti-gun message in a positive way
Also of interest from Town Hall, Public Safety: a Community Conversation:

Monday, June 18, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue. Free with reservation.

Town Hall Seattle staff, members, and board are deeply shaken and disturbed by the events that took place so close to our offices on May 30th. The other shooting the same day, previous incidents in May, and earlier in the year have caused us great concern. Like all of Seattle, we are trying to process the situation and wonder what we as a community can do to address it. As an institution whose purpose is to create a safe place for the expression of ideas, and which has hosted community conversations on topics including education, Occupy Seattle, artist space, the environment, and more, we can think of no more appropriate response than to gather as a community for a constructive conversation about these events which affect us all.

A group of city leaders and citizens–including Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and others–will discuss issues of public safety, gun control, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies. Presented by Town Hall Seattle.