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For Immediate Release:
February 19, 2016
Media Contact:
Amy Carswell
amy2@miamidade.gov
305-375-1406

"How to Stop the Shootings" forums to discuss making high-impact neighborhoods safer


MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, in partnership with elected officials and other advocacy organizations, will be hosting a series of youth and young adult forums over the next several weeks to discuss the rash of fatal shootings in high-impact neighborhoods and what can be done to make these communities safer.

The “How to Stop the Shootings” forums – which are designed to help reduce tensions and empower community members by engaging youth, providing a forum to share information, identify resources and facilitate partnerships and relationships – will take place at the following times and locations:

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
African Heritage Cultural Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
West Perrine Park, 10301 SW 170th Terrace
Miami, FL 33157

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Edison Community Resource Center, 150 NW 79th Street
Miami, FL 33130

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Miami Gardens Community Resource Center, 16405 NW 25th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

For more information, contact the CRB at 305-375-1406 or CommunityRelations@miamidade.gov or visit www.miamidade.gov/advocacy