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On Milwaukee.com Article: Groups work to quell violence in Milwaukee

Jul 31st, 2014

Last summer there was a sudden increase in shootings, contributing to a year-end total of 105 homicides in Milwaukee. At the time of writing there have been 39 homicides in 2014, five fewer than last year at the same time. Some new initiatives seek to reduce violence in the city, while groups throughout the city [...]

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Save the Date! Safe & Sound’s Awards Breakfast is Oct. 29th

You are invited to attend the Safe & Sound Annual Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 a.m. at the Italian Conference Center. Co-chaired by Board Members Benjamin Wagner and Tyler Briggs, the event will honor community leaders who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our mission to support the Milwaukee community.     [...]

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Youth March to Protest Gun Deaths and Violence

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Youth Speak Truth to Power March and Youth Voice Stage brought together more than 100 youth from several Safe Place afterschool programs and schools, along with families of gun violence victims to promote non-violence and social justice. This year’s celebration marked the 43rd year Milwaukee has been having an organized event to commemorate the day African-Americans were finally freed from slavery nearly 150 years ago.

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Youth Speak Truth to Power at the 43rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

At the 2nd Annual Youth Speak Truth to Power March and Youth Voice Stage, young people show that they can all stand together against senseless gun violence.  More than 100 teens marched to protest gun deaths, and what they feel is an unacceptable response by the community to children and youth dying.  Click below for a YouTube slide [...]

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