Buffalo Schools Hosting Town Hall to Discuss Crime and Justice
The continuing trend of street violence in our communities has really taken a toll on the people in our neighborhoods. At least 20 people have died in just the first 3 months of this year in Buffalo and with more than 70 separate shooting incidents, it doesn't look like it is going to get any better on its own.
Those facts are among the reasons the Buffalo Public School's Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives (CLRI) is hosting a Community and Youth Town Hall to discuss crime and justice in our community.
The We Can't Wait for Justice Youth Town Hall is scheduled to occur on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5 PM to 7 PM and will be held virtually using zoom.
The purpose of this youth town hall is to offer a platform to edify the voices of our students and community members and to propose practical solutions for addressing social justice and equity in our local communities.
-Dr. Fatima Morrell, Associate Superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools Office for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives
Some of the topics that will be up for discussion are:
- The impact of systemic racism
- Gun violence in our communities
- National tragedies related to Daunte Wright, the Chauvin trial, & the abusive arrest of Lieutenant Nazario
- Community justice practices for change
- Preparing and empowering our future leaders for leadership in a democratic society
This Town Hall is free and open to the public, for more information you can contact the CLRI office here.