Join over 100+ youth from eight cities — Washington D.C., Birmingham, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Washington, Phoenix, Norfolk, and Houston — for an incredible 2-day celebration of music and artistic expression, peace, and conversations centered around Social Activism, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship. The event is facilitated by Black Women for Positive Change in collaboration with the California State University Dominguez Hills NCRP Peace in Education Initiative.
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.
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.
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