MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Mural Unveiling in Westlawn Neighborhood

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Contact: Katie Sanders
Cell: 414-788-1169

Community Mural Unveiling in Westlawn Neighborhood
First of 10 unveilings at Safe & Sound-organized community projects as part of series funded by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Heart of Canal Street program

WHAT: Safe & Sound and local partners will unveil a three-tiered mural envisioned and created by local youth in
the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center’s community garden.
The program will include remarks from:

• Katie Sanders, Executive Director, Safe & Sound
• Joshua Jenkins, Youth Organizer, Safe & Sound
• Alderman Cavalier Johnson
• Milwaukee Police Captain Heather Wurth
• Derrick Shoates, Youth Social Development Director, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
• Tia Richardson, muralist
• Youth who worked on the project
Katie Sanders, Safe & Sound Executive Director, and Joshua Jenkins, Safe & Sound Youth
Organizer, will be available for interviews upon request.

WHEN: Friday, July 27th at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Silver Spring Neighborhood Center Community Garden
5460 N. 64th Street, Milwaukee

DETAILS: “There are various prominent issues in society that affect our young people. A lot of young people
don’t have the opportunity to voice their discretion, and when it does occur, it’s not creatively. This
mural is a prime example of taking pertinent issues that affect our young people on a day-to-day basis,
and turning them into something positive and reassuring. This is not only therapeutic for themselves,
but also the community they live in,” said Joshua Jenkins, Safe & Sound Youth Organizer.

Safe & Sound is a Milwaukee non-profit that works to bridge the gap between law enforcement and local residents to
foster a sense of ownership that results in safer neighborhoods. In partnership with law enforcement, Safe & Sound
neighborhood teams implement strategic neighborhood engagement and programming that brings neighbors
together to create a sense of collective efficacy and improve public safety. Over the past 20 years, Safe & Sound has
developed a nationally recognized, effective model that is successful in improving public safety in targeted Milwaukee

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