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STOP THE VIOLENCE TOWN HALL MEETING w/ KRS ONE + Special Guest Panelists
June 9th 2009 will mark an historic meeting at Toronto City Hall. The L.I.F.E. Movement and Manifesto have teamed up and are working to bring together front line youth workers, youth led organization leaders, young people, media, and a panel of expert and celebrity guests from across the GTA and abroad - to discuss the current state of violence in Toronto, and find ways of working together towards common solutions. The honourable guest speaker, KRS ONE, founder of the internationally renowned STOP THE VIOLENCE movement, attended a similar meeting to this one back in the 80s spearheaded by the founder of the Universal Zulu Nation Africa Bambaataa. Inspired by what he learned, young KRS started a movement, and this meeting has that same potential to have a ripple effect for generations to come. The meeting will look into the work that has already been done in the area of violence prevention in Toronto, examining studies such as “The Roots of Youth Violence Report” released last year, and aims to provide space for the development of an action plan fed by various community members towards a way forward.
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: City Hall, Committee Room 2
Street: 100 Queen St. W