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Fifth annual Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins March 23

The City of Minneapolis, in collaboration with PeaceMaker Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, and Minneapolis Youth Congress – is encouraging the public and local agencies to participate in a week that calls attention to the issue of youth violence and how to prevent it in the community.

The week’s activities include:

March 23: Intergenerational Community Discussion Circle
Emerge Community Development, 1101 West Broadway Ave, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm 

March 24: Intergenerational Community Discussion Circle
We Win Institute, 3751 17th Ave S, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
These events are an opportunity for community elders, adults and youth to come together to discuss youth violence prevention in their community.

March 25: Brothers and Fathers Institute Conference
U of M Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., 8:30 am-2:30 pm
In line with the mission of My Brother’s Keeper, The Brothers and Fathers Institute is a conference designed specifically to help young men 14 to 24 reach their full potential. The institute empowers young fathers and young men who are at risk for early fatherhood. For more information and to register, see the Eventbrite invitation here.

March 26: Minneapolis PeaceMaker Awards Ceremony
Colin Powell Leadership Center, 2924 4th Ave S, 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

March 27: Youth-led Peace Party
YMCA, 1711 West Broadway, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Event will feature:
  Open Mic with spoken word, poetry, and rap
  Launch of contest to compose original youth violence prevention songs, raps, etc.
  Twin Cities artist Xross debuts Youth Violence Prevention song
  Music, dancing and fun

Anyone can nominate a Minneapolis student, teacher, staff or youth worker for the Minneapolis PeaceMaker Award. This award is an opportunity to recognize people who are making a difference in Minneapolis schools through addressing youth violence and foster community peace. Winners will receive an award and cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 for their school.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2015