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Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence Conference
May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Local and regional leaders working to reduce gun violence are calling for this community conversation. Dr. O’dell Owens, president and CEO for Interact for Health, is to be the keynote speaker. He is being joined by others including government officials, medical professionals, and community leaders.
The program is designed to emphasize prevention, reduce homicides, highlight community efforts and develop and implement solutions to reduce gun violence in the Greater Cincinnati area.
“Gun violence is a public health epidemic,” says Mitch Morris of Cincinnati Works and the driving force behind the call for the conversation. “We are calling all who seek to end gun violence –– Greater Cincinnati residents, community groups, business owners, law enforcement agencies, government officials, medical professionals, school administrations, and faith leaders –– to come together to develop real strategies that can put an end to the carnage of gun violence.”
The program is offered free of charge, but registration is required.
“Gun violence affects us all,” says Morris. “I want us to come together to stand in unity against gun violence and work collaboratively to re-build our communities and make our neighborhoods safe again.”
The program is presented by The People of Cincinnati for Peace. Sponsors include: Cincinnati Works Phoenix Program, Christ Church Cathedral, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, Price Hill Safety Community Action Team (CAT), Ohio Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, and Ohio Students for Gun Legislation.
More about Conference OrganizerMitch Morris
Mitch Morris is a nationally recognized anti-violence activist who left the street life years ago and helps his neighbors throughout Cincinnati do the same. As the Outreach & Mentoring Coordinator for the Phoenix Program at Cincinnati Works, he is part of a team that provides specialized coaching and support for individuals seeking to escape a life of crime and violence through stable, full-time employment. Cincinnati Works is a non-profit that provides career coaching and job placement for individuals in poverty, and the Phoenix Program is tailored specifically for the city’s most vulnerable residents.