“Turn it Up! A Call to Action: Solutions To Drugs, Gangs & Violence” Is May 31

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

 “Turn it Up! A Call to Action: Solutions to Drugs, Gangs & Violence” will take place on Saturday, May 31, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at the Eastdale Community United Methodist Church located 1403 Tunnel Boulevard. 

“We Are The Ones Coalition” consists of various religious leaders, community organizations, activists, and concerned citizens who have united their efforts collectively to act in a responsible manner to create a safe environment in our communities to ensure a better future for our youth. 

“Turn it Up! A Call to Action: Solutions to Drugs, Gangs & Violence” is the summer kick-off effort to begin the process of building a safe community. The objective is to start the process of mobilizing the community, house by house, street by street, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, to create Love, Unity, & Peace for one another thus creating an environment wherein we can implement solutions to the many challenges faced by our youth. 

The event will kick-off at 1 p.m. featuring local youth talent. The main part of the program will begin at 2 p.m. with Minister Sharrieff as the keynote speaker.

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