Councilmember McDuffie to Host Non-Violence Youth Led Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2015

CONTACT: Dionne Johnson Calhoun – 202.724.8028; dcalhoun@dccouncil.us

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Saturday, October 17, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5), Chairperson of the Committee on Judiciary will host a youth-led summit facilitated by SunniAndTheCity, radio personality, WPGC 95.5 as part of the Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC) 2015 Week of Non-Violence, October 17-25. The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center located at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue S.E.

“I encourage residents to spread the word and to invite one or two teens to this summit — whether it’s a member of your family, teens at your church home, or a teen within your community,” said McDuffie. “We want to walk away from this event with the youth offering solutions to ‘stop the violence’ and to raise awareness and promote violence prevention. We are empowering the youth to take charge in their communities by pledging to end the senseless violence with an effort to change the culture of violence that devastates communities.”

Follow the conversation at #youthspeakDC. For more information, please contact the Office of Councilmember McDuffie at (202) 724-8028.

WHO:Kenyan R. McDuffie, D.C. Councilmember, Ward-5, and Chairperson of the Committee on Judiciary
SunniandtheCity, Radio Personality, WPGC 95.5

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WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

WHERE: R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue., S.E.