TOPIC: WE CAN SAVE OUR CHILDREN
Englewood is in crisis! Whether it is Robeson, Harper, Shields, Simeon, Nicholson or even Hyde Park or Church’s Chicken, our children sit at the epicenter of some form of gang conflict that is beyond our understanding, and young lives are at risk daily. We lost 60 souls in 2011, and the number is rising in 2012.
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Imagine Englewood if, Teamwork Englewood and other community partners will host a very important Town Hall Meeting to plan anti-violence strategies. Among those serving on a special panel are Shango Johnson, Violence Interrupter for CEASEFIRE, State Representative Esther Golar, Mark C. Walsh, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Syron Smith, National Block Club University, John Paul Jones, Community Organizer, Cordell Payne, Safety Net Works, and David Moore, former 17th Ward Aldermanic Candidate.
We appeal to youth, community leaders, pastors, elected officials, as well as residents to attend this meeting to create an Action Plan to combat violence in the Englewood community. Reducing gun violence and violent crime must become a community-wide imperative. Our strongest voices must form a united front committed to meaningful changes in public policy. We can’t afford to keep losing our children.
The event will be held at Imagine Englewood if, 730 W. 69th St., Chicago, IL, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For further information, contact us at 773.488.6704; fax: 773.488.6705; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Food and Refreshments will be served.
Yours in Peace.
Jean Carter-Hill, Co-founder and Executive Director,
“Imagine Englewood if. . .!”
Advocate for Youth Empowerment & a Lead-free Englewood
Imagine Englewood if’s… mission is to strengthen and empower the greater Englewood community through teaching local youth healthy living, lead awareness and positive communication skills. IEi… motivates youth and their families to seek a positive quality of life and encourages them to pursue positive change.