Join us on Saturday, December 12, from 10 am to noon for the on-air ‘Put the Guns Down & Power Up' Town Hall. We will be discussing the increase in gun violence in Buffalo and it's impact on our community.

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The increased gun violence in Buffalo and even Niagara Falls, follows a national trend. According to the Washington Post,

On an average day, 313 people are shot in the United States, and 103 of them die, including 63 who kill themselves with guns.

According to the Buffalo News, at the end of August 2020, the number of people who were victims of gun-related crimes, where a person was injured or killed, was 217, almost double what it was in 2019;

2018 168
2019 119
2020 217

 

'Put the Guns Down & Power Up’ Town Hall

Listen in as we discuss the many ways that gun violence impacts our community. It doesn't just affect us with the ultimate loss, the deaths of our neighbors, it affects us mentally, emotionally, spiritually, economically, culturally and in so many other ways. We have invited guests from various government and community organizations to talk about this problem that is plaguing our communities and neighborhoods in Buffalo.

If you have a question you like to ask, use the form below and join us on Saturday, December 12, from 10 am to noon to hear the response.

Guest Speakers:

10:20 to 10:30 - Most Valuable Parents Buffalo - Founder of MVP, Neal Dobbins
10:40 - 10:50 - Buffalo Police Department - Deputy Commissioner, Barbara Lark
11:05 - 11:15 - Buffalo Common Council, University District - Councilmember, Rasheed N.C. Wyatt
11:20 - 11:30 - Buffalo Urban League - President & CEO, Thomas Beauford, Jr.
11:40 - 11:50 - BestSelf Behavioral Health - Program Director, Cambria Daniels, MA

 

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