Every day, violence on the streets and in school affects the lives of more and more Pittsburgh teens. Like in books such as Sharon Flake’s Bang!, Ron Koertge’s The Brimstone Journals, Todd Strasser’s Give a Boy a Gun, Matt Whyman’s Boy Kills Man, Walter Dean Myers’s Autobiography of My Dead Brother, or Paul Volponi’s Rooftop, violence can incite, fear, frustration, anger, and sadness that can scar not just people but whole communities.
As a result, local community leaders are asking YOU to join them in a project called PEACEMAKERS, a series of presentations that can help equip you with the tools to help uplift your surroundings. Check it out below.
PEACEMAKERS in Pittsburgh
A series of presentations addressing TEEN VIOLENCE in Pittsburgh by individuals actively engaged in initiatives to diminish it. Sponsored by the Anti-racism and Social Justice Committees of First Unitarian Church– Shadyside.
All events begin at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Church– Shadyside.
605 Morewood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tim Stevens– Former president of NAACP Pittsburgh, co-chair of the Coalition Against Violence.
Valerie Dixon– of the center for ‘Victims of Violence’ & radio talk show host of ‘Peacing it Together.’
Richard Carrington– U.S. Army, retired. Director of ‘Voices Against Violence’ youth programs
George Spencer– President, MADDADS, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main – Teen
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