Have you been in situations where you notice that tensions are rising, the situation is escalating? You don't want to see anyone get hurt.... or worse. and thought " What can I do now? what could I have done to prevent this from getting to this point? "
This session has answers to these questions!
There are practices and activities in the violence prevention and interruption i.e. the de-escalation landscape that can help defuse aggressive behaviors, that can prevent the escalation of violence, including anti incitement strategies.
You can learn about these strategies at the Black Women for Positive Change panel discussion and workshop, Creating Safer Communities, on October 13 from 7:00 - 8:30
Gun violence continues to surge in Pittsburgh and teens are in the crosshairs. "One third of the city's 41 homicides are teens." What are the driving factors behind the recent shooting surge? How are teens gaining such easy access to weapons? And what can be done to stem the violence? Join us on Zoom for a virtual panel discussion. Panelists include: Sala Udin, Former Pittsburgh City Councilman and School Board Member; Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Assistant Police Chief, City of Pittsburgh; Tina Ford, Founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS); Alison Shih, Everytown Legal Counsel, North East. This event is co-sponsored by: Black Women for Positive Change, Moms Demand Action/Everytown, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, and CeaseFirePA. This event is being held in support of Black Women for Positive Change's Month of Families, Opportunities and Non-Violence.
Community members and leaders will testify about various forms of violence that have impacted their loved ones. We will also hear personal testimonies from victims about the road to recovery.
Panelists will discuss ways in which they as faith leaders and activist groups are working to rehabilitate our communities by building peace and mitigating conflict.
October 24th, 2-4pm Central Time: Join us for the Stop the Violence Walk & Youth Summit, the Walk will begin at 2:00pm at Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th Street North, the Youth Summit will follow immediately thereafter at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. For more information contact Carthenia Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 324-1505 or LaBrenda Marshall at email@example.com. Click to view the flyer. Register in advance for the Summit (Seating is limited, Mask Required): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOCtqzouHdNt2AimzQrvNXmPNkLAngJc
On October 15th, from 10 am to 3:30 pm (PT), Black Women for Positive Change, in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, Peace in Education, and California State University Dominguez Hills Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding Program, is hosting a series of online Gen-Z dialogues. This will be capstoned by an online dialogue and workshop event where Gen-Z's […]
The 2022 Youth Stop The Violence Walk & Summit will feature the following special guests: Moderator: Sherri Jackson, CBS 42; Special guests: Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, 10th Judicial Circuit Court Presiding Judge Elisabeth French, 10th Judicial Circuit Court Criminal Division Presiding Judge Michael Streety, Jefferson County Family Court Referee/Judge Amyrtle Allen, Jefferson County Birmimgham […]