Presentation and Discussion on Racial Justice and Gun Violence
Join us for a presentation and discussion co-sponsored by Hakafa and the Winnetka Congregational Church on the intersection of poverty and violence, and the disproportionate impact that intersection has on people of color in our region.
Last year in Chicago, 650 people were killed by gun violence, and nearly 3,000 people were shot. Compounding the tragedy is the concentration of bloodshed in economically depressed neighborhoods on the South and West Sides. Navigating the violence is a way of life for too many, especially young people. In 2016, almost twenty percent of homicide victims and a quarter of homicide suspects were between the ages of 10 and 19.
Former Secretary of Education and now the Managing Partner of Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny), Arne Duncan, will offer opening remarks. Next, some of the young men in the Chicago CRED program will share about their life on the streets, how gun violence has affected them, and their motivation for seeking a way out. The panel will also include some of the dedicated professionals who are working with these young men. Mr. Duncan will moderate. The conversation promises to be candid, courageous, and creative.
Winnetka Congregational Church
Winnetka, IL 60093